Dr Oscar Martinez-Alvarado

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~mwp/meso

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sws07om


Senior Research Scientist - NCAS-Atmospheric Physics

Research Interests:

  • Mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics
  • Mesoscale processes
  • Dynamics and thermodynamics of extratropical cyclones
  • Data assimilation of moisture for convective-scales numerical weather prediction
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Planetary atmospheres

Research Projects:

Postdoctoral and graduate student supervision

PhD Students

  • Jacob Maddison Downstream control of blocking and Rossby wave breaking by extratropical cyclones. Completes 2018

MSc Dissertations

  • Pedro Herrera Lormendez (2017) Assessing the performance of global ensemble forecasts at predicting the weather of Mexico
  • Triantafyllia Sideri (2013) Do clouds and precipitation in a warm conveyor belt modify the structure of a donstream ridge?

Recent Publications:

Publications for o.martinezalvarado@reading.ac.uk

Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2005 | 2004
Number of items: 20.


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Maddison, J., Gray, S. and Williams, K. (2018) Atmospheric blocking and upper-level Rossby wave forecast skill dependence on model configuration. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (716). pp. 2165-2181. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3326

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Gray, S. L., Hart, N. C.G., Clark, P. A., Hodges, K. I. and Roberts, M. J. (2018) Increased wind risk from sting-jet windstorms with climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (4). 044002. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaae3a


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Gray, S. L. and Methven, J. (2016) Diabatic processes and the evolution of two contrasting summer extratropical cyclones. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (9). pp. 3251-3276. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0395.1

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Madonna, E., Gray, S. L. and Joos, H. (2016) A route to systematic error in forecasts of Rossby waves. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (694). pp. 196-210. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2645


Plant, R. S. and Martinez-Alvarado, O. (2015) Spectral and bulk mass-flux representations. In: Plant, R. S. and Yano, J.-I. (eds.) Parameterization of atmospheric convection. Vol 1. Theoretical background and formulation. Series on the science of climate change. World Scientific, Imperial College Press, London, pp. 249-272. ISBN 9781783266906

Vaughan, G., Methven, J., Anderson, D., Antonescu, B., Baker, L., Baker, T. P., Ballard, S. P., Bower, K. N., Brown, P. R. A., Chagnon, J., Choularton, T. W., Chylik, J., Connolly, P. J., Cook, P. A., Cotton, R. J., Crosier, J., Dearden, C., Dorsey, J. R., Frame, T. H. A., Gallagher, M. W., Goodliff, M., Gray, S. L., Harvey, B. J., Knippertz, P., Lean, H. W., Li, D., Lloyd, G., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Nicol, J., Norris, J., Öström, E., Owen, J., Parker, D. J., Plant, R. S., Renfrew, I. A., Roberts, N. M., Rosenberg, P., Rudd, A. C., Schultz, D. M., Taylor, J. P., Trzeciak, T., Tubbs, R., Vance, A. K., Van Leeuwen, P. J., Wellpott, A. and Woolley, A. (2015) Cloud banding and winds in intense European cyclones: results from the DIAMET project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (2). pp. 249-265. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00238.1


Dacre, H. F., Clark, P. A., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Stringer, M. A. and Lavers, D. A. (2014) How do atmospheric rivers form? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (8). pp. 1243-1255. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00031.1

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Baker, L. H., Gray, S. L., Methven, J. and Plant, R. S. (2014) Distinguishing the cold conveyor belt and sting jet air streams in an intense extratropical cyclone. Monthly Weather Review, 142 (8). pp. 2571-2595. ISSN 1520-0493 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00348.1

Martinez-Alvarado, O. and Plant, R. S. (2014) Parameterised diabatic processes in numerical simulations of an extratropical cyclone. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140 (682). pp. 1742-1755. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2254

Martinez-Alvarado, O. (2014) Implications of model error for numerical climate prediction. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics Discussions, 1 (1). pp. 131-153. ISSN 2198-5634 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/npgd-1-131-2014


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Joos, H., Chagnon, J., Boettcher, M., Gray, S., Plant, R. S., Methven, J. and Wernli, H. (2013) The dichotomous structure of the warm conveyor belt. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140 (683). pp. 1809-1824. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2276

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Gray, S. L., Clark, P. A. and Baker, L. H. (2013) Objective detection of sting jets in low-resolution datasets. Meteorological Applications, 20 (1). pp. 41-55. ISSN 1469-8080 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/met.297

Baker, L., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Methven, J. and Knippertz, P. (2013) Flying through extratropical cyclone Friedhelm. Weather, 68 (1). pp. 9-13. ISSN 1477-8696 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2047


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Gray, S. L., Catto, J. L. and Clark, P. A. (2012) Sting jets in intense winter North-Atlantic windstorms. Environmental Research Letters, 7 (2). 024014. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024014


Gray, S. L., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Baker, L. H. and Clark, P. A. (2011) Conditional symmetric instability in sting-jet storms. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (659). pp. 1482-1500. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.859


Martínez-Alvarado, O., Weidle, F. and Gray, S. L. (2010) Sting jets in simulations of a real cyclone by two mesoscale models. Monthly Weather Review, 138 (11). pp. 4054-4075. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2010MWR3290.1


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Moroz, I. M., Read, P. L., Lewis, S. R. and Montabone, L. (2009) Low-order dynamical behavior in the martian atmosphere: Diagnosis of general circulation model results. Icarus, 204 (1). pp. 48-62. ISSN 0019-1035 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2009.06.010

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Montabone, L., Lewis, S. R., Moroz, I. M. and Read, P. L. (2009) Transient teleconnection event at the onset of a planet-encircling dust storm on Mars. Annales Geophysicae, 27. pp. 3663-3676. ISSN 0992-7689 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-27-3663-2009


Martinez-Alvarado, O., Moroz, I. M., Read, P. L. and Lewis, S. R. (2005) Reduced-order dynamics of the Martian atmospheric dynamics. In: 5th EUROMEC Nonlinear Oscillations Conference ENOC-2005, 7 August 2005 - 12 August 2005, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Juarez, L. H., Kantz, H., Martinez, O., Ramos, E. and Rechtman, R. (2004) Complex dynamics in simple systems with periodic parameter oscillations. Physical Review E, 70 (5). 056202. ISSN 1539-3755 doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.70.056202

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