CMU Meteorology Dept

For more resources about the Meteorology Department at Central Michigan University, visit the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences below.

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Professors:

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  • Dr. Marty Baxter
  • Professional Interests:
    Precipitation Systems, Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Weather Forecasting, Forecast Verification
    Teaching Areas:
    MET 260: Introduction to Atmospheric Science
    MET 265: Professional Development in the Atmospheric Sciences
    MET 315: Computer Applications in Meteorology
    MET 340 & 345: Synoptic Meteorology I & II
    MET 355: Weather Forecasting Practicum
    MET 470: Advanced Weather Forecasting

  • Dr. Daria Kluver
  • Research Interests:
    Snowfall
    Seasonal Prediction
    Influence of Large-Scale Atmospheric Phenomena on Regional Climate
    Spatial Data Analysis

  • Dr. Jason Keeler
  • Research Interests:
    Mesoscale and Boundary Layer Meteorology
    Fieldwork using Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Mobile Mesonets
    Teaching Areas:
    MET 330: Dynamic Meteorology I

  • Dr. John Allen
  • Research Interests:
    Tornadoes, Hail, Climatology, Cyclogenesis, Climate Variability and Change, Crowdsourcing of Meteorological Datasets, Field Observations of Severe Thunderstorms
    Severe thunderstorms have shaped the development of communities worldwide, and how these events respond to climatic variations remains an open question. The primary goal of my research program is to understand how severe thunderstorms respond to climate variability and, in doing so, improve quantification of potential risk to life, property and agriculture from the present and future climate perspective. However, to achieve this goal, there are several directions. One of these focuses is expanding and exploring our understanding of the climatology of severe thunderstorms both in the United States and globally, finding new ways to leverage developing or existing technology and observations to contribute to our outstanding. Other areas of interest include the physical mechanisms of how climate change and variability can impact extreme events, including severe thunderstorm frequency or intensity, deriving forecasting insight and guidance from lessons learned using climatology, and applications of our understanding of severe thunderstorms to their impacts on agriculture and the built environment.
    Teaching Areas:
    MET 140: Severe & Unusual Weather
    MET 450: Mesoscale Meteorology
    MET 480: Atmospheric Modeling