Research Summary


Research Interests/Summary

My research interests are climate variability, dynamics, and change. I work on a variety of topics in these fields, such as the hydroclimate of the Caribbean, quantifying and predicting subseasonal-to-seasonal rainfall characteristics, and North Atlantic climate dynamics. My research consists on not only the physical understanding of the climate, but its societal impact. I work with several weather and climate services, and agricultural and local communities on translating my research towards better prediction, information, and awareness on climate variability, dynamics, and change. My hope is that my work can contribute to the overarching understanding of the Earth-Climate system, and benefit local communities and stakeholders that rely on weather/climate information.

Select Publications

Martinez, C., Á. Muñoz, Goddard L, Y. Kushnir, and M. Ting: An Adaptive Approach to Quantify Weather-within-Climate Rainfall Characteristics. Climate. Dynamics. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06193-5

Martinez, C., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Interannual Variability of Early and Late-Rainy Seasons in the Caribbean. Climate Dynamics. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05341-z

Martinez, C., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Seasonal climatology and dynamical mechanisms of rainfall in the Caribbean. Climate Dynamics. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04616-4

Kwon, YO., Camacho, A., Martinez, C. et al. North Atlantic winter eddy-driven jet and atmospheric blocking variability in the Community Earth System Model version 1 Large Ensemble simulations. Climate Dynamics 51, 3275–3289 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4078-6

Select Presentations

Martinez, C., Muñoz Á., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Seasonal Prediction of the Caribbean Rainfall Cycle, AMS Annual Meeting, Virtual/Houston, TX. 2022

Martinez, C., Muñoz Á., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. A Self-Adaptive Approach to Quantify Weather-within-Climate Rainfall Characteristics, AMS Annual Meeting, Virtual. 2021

Martinez, C., Muñoz Á., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. A Self-Adaptive Approach to Quantify Weather-within-Climate Rainfall Characteristics, AGU Fall Meeting, Virtual. 2020

Martinez, C., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Interannual Variability of the Early and Late-Rainy Seasons in the Caribbean, American Meteorological Society, 100th Annual AMS National Conference, Boston, MA. 2020

Martinez, C., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Interannual Variability of the Early and Late-Rainy Seasons in the Caribbean, American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2019

Martinez, C., Goddard, L., Kushnir, Y. Ting, M. Seasonal climatology and dynamical mechanisms of rainfall in the Caribbean, American Meteorological Society, 99th Annual AMS National Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2019