Marty Ralph

HAS Advisory Board Member
HAS Advisory Board Service 2015-Current
Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, Director

Dr. F. Martin Ralph is a synoptic and mesoscale research meteorologist focused on understanding the physical processes that create extremes in precipitation ranging from flood to drought, and on advancing associated observations, predictions, climate projections and decision support tools. A primary topic has been atmospheric rivers and their role in mid latitude precipitation. From 2001-2013 he was Chief of the Water Cycle Branch at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Colorado where he led the development of the Hydrometeorology Testbed. He also managed NOAA’s Science, Technology and Infusion Program, Chaired NOAA’s US Weather Research Program Executive Committee, and led the creation of NOAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. In 2013 he moved to the University of California San Diego / Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he is developing the “Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes.”