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Alumni

List of TTU Atmospheric Science Alumni in
M.S. Graduates in Chronological Order , M.S.Graduates in Alphabetical Order , or Ph.D. Graduates


M.S. Graduates in Chronological Order

1978

Shwe-Yi Chi
Determination of Cloud Properties from Bispectral Satellite Measurements.
May 1978

Dean R. Metcalf
Simulated Tornado Winds Fields and Damage Patterns.
August 1978

1980

Shih-Cheng Chao
A Study of Clouds Using Satellite Radiance Data in Comparison with Rain gauge Network and Radar Observation.
May 1980

Timothy P. Marshall
Topographic Influences on Amarillo Radar Echo Climatology.
August 1980

1981

Bruce D. Campbell
Mesoscale Dryline Features and Their Dependence on Network Density.
December 1981

Michael F. Lepage
Mesoscale Analysis of a Mid-Latitude Convective System.
December 1981

1982

Eric Pani
Storm rainfall distributions in the Texas South Plains
May 1982

Erik N. Rasmussen
The Tulia Outbreak Storm: Mesoscale Evolution and Photogrammetric Analysis.
May 1982

1983

Charles A. Clough
Diagnostic Modeling of Vertical Mass and Heat Fluxes in a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System.
December 1983

Martin D. Solomon
A Mesoscale Study of Texas South Plains Convective Systems.
May 1983

1984

Richard A. Allard
A Climatology of the Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones in the Northeast Pacific During the Period 1966-1980
May 1984

Mark A. Mickelson
A Study of the Radiative and Satellite-Observed Properties of the Dewpoint Front.
August 1984

Christopher W. Ratley
Precipitation Mechanism in Summer Convective Clouds in West Texas.
December 1984

Kevin D. Scro
The Use of 2-D Imagery to Classify the Precipitation Mechanism in West Texas Convective Clouds.
August 1984

Kenneth A. Wigner
Dust Storms and Blowing Dust on the Texas South Plains.
May 1984

1985

Paul R. Desroches
A High Resolution Radar Analysis of a Tropical Cloud Cluster.
May 1985

Robert D. Novia
Microcomputer Simulations of Mesoscale Precipitation Patterns.
May 1985

David J. Smalley
A Cloud Shading Direct Solar Radiation Model.
December 1985

1987

John J. Waters
The Synoptic Climatology of the South Plains Dryline over the Period April-June, 1970-1979
May 1987

1988

Terrance J. Clark
The Lubbock Tornado: An Elevated Mixed Layer Case Study.
May 1988

Robert P. Kleyla
The Derecho Storm of 28-29 July 1986
December 1988

Steven D. McCauley
Dynamic Instability in the Planetary Boundary Layer Over Arid Land.
December 1988

1989

Peter F. Blottman
Case Study of a Tropical Cloud Cluster in the Trough of an Easterly Wave.
May 1989

Derek S. Frey
Ice Multiplication Processes Occurring in West Texas Convective Clouds.
May 1989

Joanna L. Green
Surface Pressure Patterns in Mesoscale Convective Systems.
May 1989

Jeffrey S. Sites
A Climatology of Southwest Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones (1962-63 to 1986-87).
December 1989

Joel L. Tumbiolo
Analysis of Northeast Pacific Hurricane Tico and Its Associated Heavy Rain Event of the South Plains of Texas and Oklahoma.
May 1989

1990

Teresa M. Bals
Precipitation Structure and Airflow in a Mesoscale Convective System.
August 1990

James A. Daining
Evaluation of a Randomized Rainfall Enhancement Program Over West Texas in 1987
December 1990

Jeffrey R. Tesmer
Evolution of a Mesoscale Convective System.
December 1990

Gregory M. Zarus
Analysis of Low-Level Stability for a Thunderstorm.
December 1990

1991

Steven D. Goldstein
Analysis of Peak Gust Versus Fastest-Mile Wind Statistics.
December 1991

Shin-Rong Lin
A One Dimensional Radiation-PBL Model.
August 1991

Mark Oberfield
An Examination of Inertial Instability in Pre-Storm.
May 1991

Scott A. Wagaman
A Numerical Model Study of African Wave Disturbances.
December 1991

1992

Arthur L. Doggett, IV
GATE Rainfall and its Relationship to Easterly Waves.
December 1992

Martin T. Mullen
Satellite Imagery and the Dryline.
December 1992

Eric T. Peterson
Radar Analysis of a Developing Mesoscale Convective System.
December 1992

Thomas E. Warner
Landfalling Northeast Pacific Tropical Cyclones and Associated Rainfall over the South Central United States, 1900-1991
December 1992

Justin E. Weaver
Evaporation of Rainfall Below Convective Clouds.
May 1992

Ji Zao
Analysis of Low-Level Thunderstorm Winds.
August 1992

1993

Paul A. Kucera
Intercomparison of Shipboard Radars Over the Pacific Warm Pool.
December 1993

Barry C. Lambert
Synoptic Climatology of Heavy Snow in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico,1955-56 to 1987-88
May 1993

George N. Mathews
A Climatological Analysis of Isentropic Fields.
December 1993

David A. Spector
Investigation of Large Tornado Outbreaks in the United States.
December 1993

1994

Linda R. Galusha
Comparison of TOGA COARE Optical Raingauge Data with Radar Reflectivity.
December 1994

Steven P. Maloney
The Effect of Atmospheric Stability on Characteristics of Surface Layer Flows.
December 1994

J. Bryan Osborne
Diurnal Evolution of the Convectively Unstable Boundary Layer: A Computer Simulation.
August 1994

Stephanie Seely
Trajectory Study of a Mesoscale Convective System.
December 1994

1995

Scott A. Bernier
Climatology of Blowing Dust and Triggering Mechanisms Across West Texas.
August 1995

James R. Culhane
Meteorological Conditions at a Proposed Low-level Radioactive Site Near Sierra Blanca, Texas.
August 1995

Steve J. Fano
Cold Frontal Passages Across the Texas High Plains: Characteristic Behavior and Possible Causes.
December 1995

Matthew J. Kensey
Comparison of Raingage-Recorded and Radar-Derived Rainfall Amounts.
December 1995

Patrick C. Miller
Development of an Index for Tropical Cyclone Formation for the Atlantic Basin.
December 1995

Eric R. Sawdey
Numerical Case Study of a Major Flash Flood Event.
May 1995

1996

Wesley S. Burgett
Analysis of Level II Doppler Radar Data for an Episode of Severe Weather on 25-26 May 1994
August 1996

1997

David R. Deighan
PBL Mesoscale Perturbations over the Western United States during Summer Months
May 1997

Joel K. Miller
Relationship between Rainfall, Temperature, and Dryland Cotton Production
August 1997

John L. Schroeder
Examination of Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds
August 1997

Stephen W. Weinbeck
Surface Layer Characteristics of Thunderstorm Winds
December 1997

1998

Todd R. Flanagan
Hurricane Wind Fields Derived from WSR-88D
May 1998

Robert J. Boucher
Development of a New Winter Weather Forecast Technique for West Texas
August 1998

Scott J. Carpenter
Inferring Circulations from a TOGA-COARE Mesoscale Convective System Using Single Doppler Radar Data
August 1998

Andrew Jones
A Study of the Relation Between Surface Convergence and Convective Initiation Along the Dryline
December 1998

Gary D. Skwira
Monte Carlo Simulations for the United States Atlantic and Gulf Coast
December 1998

Jesse D. Kenyon
Impacts of Simulated Climate Change on West Texas
December 1998

1999

Mark R. Conder
Estimation of Roughness Lengths through Gust Factor Analysis
August 1999

2000

Seth R. Nagle
An Investigation into the Relationship Between ENSO and the United States Tornado Climatology
May 2000

Richard R. Brandt
An Investigation of the 8 May 1998 Event Using Satellite Derived Parameters
July 2000

Timothy E. Kasheta
Effects of Mountainous Terrain on Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds
July 2000

Dan J. Grams
A WSR-88D Data Analysis of Cyclic Tornadic Mesocyclones associated with Tropical Cyclones
August 2000

Mark D. Berteau
Forecasting Derecho Intensity Using Model Instability Parameters
December 2000

2001

David J. Marsalek
Doppler Radar Analysis of the 11-12 August 1999 Precipitation Event During KWAJEX
May 2001

Albert E. Pietrycha
Fine-Scale Observations of Surface Boundaries Utilizing Mobile Mesonets
May 2001

Jason T. Branz
Analysis of the 30 April 2000 Supercell Event
August 2001

Sam Ng
Case Study of the Relevant Synoptic Forcing Mechanisms in the 24-25 January 2000 East Coast Snowstorm
August 2001

David B. Radell
Terrain Effects on Landfalling Tropical Cyclones: An MM5 Simulation of Super Typhoon Herb
August 2001

Catherine Spooner
An Analysis of an Oceanic Tropical Mesoscale Convective System During the Kwajealein Experiment (KWAJEX)
August 2001

2002

Erin P. Shaw
The 3 May 1999 Tornado Outbreak: Radar Damage Analysis for Oklahoma County
May 2002

Kevin Manross
Identifying Rear Flank Downdraft Signatures Using WSR-88D Radar Data
August 2002

2003

Jason Jordan
Fine-Scale Radar Studies With a New Mobile Doppler Radar
May 2003

Caleb Midgley
Multiscale Study of a Convectively Driven High Wind Event
June 2003

Kirsten Gast
A Comparison of Extreme Wind Events As Sampled in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment
July 2003

Maribel Martinez
Lightning Signatures in Convective Storms on the High Plains
November 2003

2004

Felicia Evans
Visualization of Tornado Track Prediction with a GIS Base Computer Software
March 2004

Matt Grzych
Analysis of Rear-Flank Downdrafts Observed During Project ANSWERS
March 2004

Gabe Rothman
Saharan Air Layer Interaction with Hurricane Claudette (2003)
June 2004

Shawn Liebl
Initiation, Evolution and Demise of Derecho Producing Mesocale Convective Systems
June 2004

Jeff Beck
High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Analysis of the 29 May 2001 Kress, TX, Cyclic Supercell
November 2004

2005

Ian M. Giammanco
South Plains Low Level Jet
June 2005

Brian D. Hirth
Analysis of Rear-Flank Downdraft: Evolution During Project WIRL
June 2005

Bavuudorj Ovgor (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Wind Energy Assessment of West Texas Mesonet
August 2005

Gregory Crabtree
Dustfall on the Southern High Plains of Texas
December 2005

Stephen A. Latimer
Comparison of Wind Profiler Observations and Numerical Weather Prediction Model Forecasted Winds During Severe Weather Outbreaks
December 2005

2006

David Kook
The Effect of Rainfall Rate on Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes in West Texas
May 2006

Michael P. Griesinger
Statistical Analysis of Variables Associated with Convective Initiation along the Dryline
July 2006

2007

Ryan Oppermann
Low-Level Convergence and the Effects on Rainfall
June 2007

Jaret Rogers
The Association of Thunderstorm Cell Mergers with Tornado Occurrence
June 2007
 

2008

Jennifer Huckabee
Gravity Waves and the Impact on Severe Storm Convection
April 2008

Julie Phillipson
Bursting Events in the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer
May 2008

Rachel Rogers-Van Nice
Forecast Verification:  A Dispersion Modeling Perspective
May 2008

2009

Suraj Harshan
Modeling of the Antarctic Boundary Layer
March 2009

Pat Skinner
Observations of the Surface Boundary Structure within Supercell Thunderstorms
April 2009

2010

Trevor Boucher
The Observed Effects of Mesoscale and Storm-Scale Rotations on West Texas Heat Bursts
December 2010

Chris Burling
The Utility of Total Lightning Observations in Severe Weather Forecasting
December 2010

Joel Dreesen
Morphology of Thermal and Kinematic Gradients and their Impacts On Subsequent Storm Evolution and Tornadogenesis in the Eden, TX StickNet Deployment of MOBILE 2008
May 2010

Scott Gunter
Observations of Convective Cells in an Outer Rainband of Hurricane Frances
December 2010

Dale Jameson
Synoptic Conditions of the Low-level Jet Over West Texas
December 2010

Danielle Nagele
Analysis of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Within Tropical Cyclones
August 2010

Amanda Thibault
Lightning in the Supercell Environment with Consideration for Tornadogenesis
August 2010

2011

Ryan Metzger
An Analysis of the Structure of Four Tornadoes Observed by Ka-band Radar During the VORTEX2 Project
December 2011

2012

Erin Kashawlic
Comparing Observation Impact on Low-level Wind Forecasts Between an Ensemble Kalman Filter and a 3DVAR Data Assimilation Scheme
August 2012

Natalie Gusack
Using EFM and Soundings to Examine Variation in Thunderstorm Thermodynamics
August 2012

Padriac Fowler
Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of a New Generation Numerical Weather Prediction Model for Application to Short-term Wind Energy Prediction
December 2012

2013

Pat Hawbecker
A Comparison of 1-Way and 2-Way Nesting in the WRF-LES Framework
May 2013

Chris Bednarczyk
Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis Applied to Southern Plains Convection
August 2013

Camaron Plourde
An Investigation of Lightning Behavior during the Quasi-Linear Convective System in northwest Texas on March 19, 2012
August 2013

Vanna Sullivan
Variations of the Vertical Electric Field and Wind Speed on Days with Airborne Dust in Lubbock, Texas
August 2013


M.S. Graduates in Alphabetical Order

Richard A. Allard
A Climatology of the Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones in the Northeast Pacific
During the Period 1966-1980

May 1984

Teresa M. Bals
Precipitation Structure and Airflow in a Mesoscale Convective System
August 1990

Jeff Beck
High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Analysis of the 29 May 2001 Kress, TX, Cyclic Supercell
November 2004

Chris Bednarczyk
Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis Applied to Southern Plains Convection
August 2013

Scott A. Bernier
Climatology of Blowing Dust and Triggering Mechanisms Across West Texas
August 1995

Mark D. Berteau
Forecasting Derecho Intensity Using Model Instability Parameters
December 2000

Peter F. Blottman
Case Study of a Tropical Cloud Cluster in the Trough of an Easterly Wave
May 1990

Robert J. Boucher
Development of a New Winter Weather Forecast Technique for West Texas
August 1998

Trevor Boucher
The Observed Effects of Mesoscale and Storm-scale Rotations on West Texas Heat Bursts
December 2010

Richard R. Brandt
An Investigation of the 8 May 1998 Event Using Satellite Derived Parameters
July 2000

Jason T. Branz
Analysis of the 30 April 2000 Supercell Event
August 2001

Wesley S. Burgett
Analysis of Level II Doppler Radar Data for an Episode of Severe Weather on 25-26 May 1994
August 1996

Chris Burling
The Utility of Total Lightning Observations in Severe Weather Forecasting
December 2010

Bruce D. Campbell
Mesoscale Dryline Features and Their Dependence on Network Density
December 1981

Scott J. Carpenter
Inferring Circulations from a TOGA-COARE Mesoscale Convective System Using Single Doppler Radar Data
August 1998

Shih-Cheng Chao
A Study of Clouds Using Satellite Radiance Data in Comparison with Rain gauge Network and Radar Observation
May 1980

Shwe-Yi Chi
Determination of Cloud Properties From Bispectral Satellite Measurements
May 1978

Terrance J. Clark
The Lubbock Tornado: An Elevated Mixed Layer Case Study
May 1988

Charles A. Clough
Diagnostic Modeling of Vertical Mass and Heat Fluxes in a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System
December 1983

Mark R. Conder
Estimation of Roughness Lengths through Gust Factor Analysis
August 1999

Gregory Crabtree
Dustfall on the Southern High Plains of Texas
December 2005

James R. Culhane
Meteorological Conditions at a Proposed Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site
Near Sierra Blanca, Texas

August 1995

James A. Daining
Evaluation of a Randomized Rainfall Enhancement Program Over West Texas in 1987
December 1990

David R. Deighan
PBL Mesoscale Perturbations over the Western United States during Summer Months
May 1997

Paul R. Desrochers
A High Resolution Radar Analysis of a Tropical Cloud Cluster
May 1985

Arthur L. Doggett, IV
GATE Rainfall and its Relationship to Easterly Waves
December 1992

Joel Dreesen
Morphology of Thermal and Kinematic Gradients and their Impacts on Subsequent Storm Evolution and Tornadogenesis in the Eden, TX StickNet Deployment of MOBILE 2008
May 2010

Felicia Evans
Visualization of Tornado Track Prediction with a GIS Base Computer Software
March  2004

Steve J. Fano
Cold Frontal Passages Across the Texas High Plains: Characteristic Behavior and Possible Causes
December 1995

Todd R. Flanagan
Hurricane Wind Fields Derived from WSR-88D
May 1998

Padriac Fowler
Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of a New Generation Numerical Weather Prediction Model for Application to Short-term Wind Energy Prediction
December 2012

Derek S. Frey
Ice Multiplication Processes Occuring in West Texas Convective Clouds
May 1989

Linda R. Galusha
Comparison of TOGA COARE Optical Rainguage Data with Radar Reflectivity
December 1994

Kirsten Gast
A Comparison of Extreme Wind Events As Sampled in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment
July 2003

Ian M. Giammanco
South Plains Low Level Jet
June 2005

Steven D. Goldstein
Analysis of Peak Gust Versus Fastest-Mile Wind Statistics
December 1991

Dan J. Grams
A WSR-88D Data Analysis of Cyclic Tornadic Mesocyclones associated with Tropical Cyclones
August 2000

Michael P. Griesinger
Statistical Analysis of Variables Associated with Convective Initiation along the Dryline
July 2006

Joanna L. Green
Surface Pressure Patterns in Mesoscale Convective Systems
May 1989

Matt Grzych
Analysis of Rear-Flank Downdrafts Observed During Project ANSWERS
March 2004

Scott Gunter
Observations of Convective Cells in an Outer Rainband of Hurricane Frances
December 2010

Natalie Gusack
Using EFM and Soundings to Examine Variation in Thunderstorm Thermodynamics
August 2012

Suraj Harshan
Modeling of the Antarctic Boundary Layer
March 2009

Pat Hawbecker
A Compaarison of 1-Way and 2-Way Nesting in the WRF-LES Framework
May 2013

Jennifer Huckabee
Gravity Waves and the Impact on Severe Storm Convection
April 2008

Brian D. Hirth
Analysis of Rear-Flank Downdraft: Evolution During Project WIRL
June 2005

Dale Jameson
Synoptic Conditions of the Low-Level Jet Over West Texas
December 2010

Andrew Jones
A Study of the Relation Between Surface Convergence and Convective Initiation Along the Dryline
December 1998

Jason Jordan
Fine-Scale Radar Studies With a New Mobile Doppler Radar
May 2003

Erin Kashawlic
Comparing Observation Impact on Low-level Wind Forecasts Between an Ensemble Kalman Filter and a 3DVAR Data Assimilation Scheme
August 2012

Timothy E. Kasheta
Effects of Mountainous Terrain on Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds
July 2000

Matthew J. Kensey
Comparison of Rainguage-Recorded and Radar-Derived Rainfall Amounts
December 1995

Jesse D. Kenyon
Impacts of Simulated Climate Change on West Texas
December 1998

Robert P. Kleyla
The Derecho Storm of 28-29 July 1986
December 1988

David Richard Kook
The Effect of Rainfall Rate on Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes in West Texas
May 2006

Paul A. Kucera
Intercomparison of Shipboard Radars over the Pacific Warm Pool
December 1993

Barry C. Lambert
Synoptic Climatology of Heavy Snow in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, 1955-56 to 1987-88
May 1993

Stephen A. Latimer
Comparison of Wind Profiler Observations and Numerical Weather Prediction Model Forecasted Winds During Severe Weather Outbreaks
December 2005

Michael F. Lepage
Mesoscale Analysis of a Mid-Latitude Convective System
December 1981

Shawn Liebl
Initiation, Evolution and Demise of Derecho Producing Mesocale Convective Systems
June 2004

Shin-Rong Lin
A One-Dimensional Radiation-PBL Model
August 1991

Steven P. Maloney
The Effect of Atmospheric Stability on Characteristics of Surface Layer Flows
December 1994

Kevin Manross
Identifying Rear Flank Downdraft Signatures Using WSR-88D Radar Data
August 2002

David J. Marsalek
Doppler Radar Analysis of the 11-12 August 1999 Precipitation Event During KWAJEX
May 2001

Timothy P. Marshall
Topographic Influences of Amarillo Radar Echo Climatology
August 1980

Maribel Martinez
Lightning Signatures in Convective Storms on the High Plains
November 2003

George N. Mathews
A Climatological Analysis of Isentropic Fields
December 1993

Steven D. McCauley
Dynamic Instability in the Planetary Boundary Layer over Arid Land
December 1988

Dean R. Metcalf
Simulated Tornado Wind Fields and Damage Patterns
August 1978

Ryan Metzger
An Analysis of the Structure of Four Tornadoes Observed by Ka-band Radar During the VORTEX2 Project
December 2011

Mark A. Mickelson
A Study of the Radiative and Satellite-Observed Properties of the Dewpoint Front
August 1984

Caleb Midgley
Multiscale Study of a Convectively Driven High Wind Event
June 2003

Joel K. Miller
Relationship between Rainfall, Temperature, and Dryland Cotton Production
August 1997

Patrick C. Miller
Development of an Index for Tropical Cyclone Formation for the Atlantic Basin
December 1995

Martin T. Mullen
Satellite Imagery and the Dryline
December 1992

Danielle Nagele
Analysis of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Within Tropical Cyclones
August 2010

Seth R. Nagle
An Investigation into the Relationship Between ENSO and the United States Tornado Climatology
May 2000

Sam Ng
Case Study of the Relevant Synoptic Forcing Mechanisms in the 24-25 January 2000 East Coast Snowstorm
August 2001

Robert D. Novia
Microcomputer Simulations of Mesoscale Precipitation Patterns
May 1985

Mark Oberfield
An Examination of Inertial Instability in Pre-Storm
May 1991

Ryan Oppermann
Low-Level Convergence and the Effects on Rainfall
June 2007

J. Bryan Osborne
Diurnal Evolution of the Convectively Unstable Boundary Layer: A Computer Simulation
August 1994

Bavuudorj Ovgor (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Wind Energy Assessment of West Texas Mesonet
August 2005

Eric A. Pani
Storm Rainfall Distributions in the Texas South Plains
May 1982

Eric T. Peterson
Radar Analysis of a Developing Mesoscale Convective System
December 1992

Julie Phillipson
Bursting Events in the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer
May 2008

Albert E. Pietrycha
Fine-Scale Observations of Surface Boundaries Utilizing Mobile Mesonets
May 2001

Camaron Plourde
An Investigation of Lightning Behavior during the Quasi-Linear Convective System in northwest Texas on March 19, 2012
August 2013

David B. Radell
Terrain Effects on Landfalling Tropical Cyclones: An MM5 Simulation of Super Typhoon Herb
August 2001

Erik N. Rasmussen
The Tulia Outbreak Storm: Mesoscale Evolution and Photogrammetric Analysis
May 1982

Christopher W. Ratley
Precipitation Mechanism in Summer Convective Clouds in West Texas
December 1984

Jaret Rogers
The Association of Thunderstorm Cell Mergers with Tornado Occurrence
June 2007

Rachel Rogers-Van Nice
Forecast Verification: A Dispersion Modeling Perspective
May 2008

Gabe Rothman
Saharan Air Layer Interaction with Hurricane Claudette (2003)
June 2004

Eric R. Sawdey
Numerical Case Study of a Major Flash Flood Event
May 1995

John L. Schroeder
Examination of Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds
August 1997

Kevin D. Scro
The Use of 2-D Imagery to Classify the Precipitation Mechanism in West Texas Convective Clouds
August 1984

Stephanie Seely
Trajectory Study of a Mesoscale Convective System
December 1994

Erin P. Shaw
The 3 May 1999 Tornado Outbreak: Radar Damage Analysis for Oklahoma County
May 2002

Jeffrey S. Sites
A Climatology of Southwest Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones (1962-63 to 1986-87)
December 1989

Pat Skinner
Observations of the Surface Boundary Structure within Supercell Thunderstorms
April 2009

Gary D. Skwira
Monte Carlo Simulations for the United States Atlantic and Gulf Coast
December 1998

David J. Smalley
A Cloud Shading Direct Solar Radiation Model
December 1985

Martin D. Solomon
A Mesoscale Study of Texas South Plains Convective Systems
May 1983

David A. Spector
Investigation of Large Tornado Outbreaks in the United States
December 1993

Catherine Spooner
An Analysis of an Oceanic Tropical Mesoscale Convective System During the Kwajealein Experiment (KWAJEX)
August 2001

Vanna Sullivan
Variations of the Vertical Electric Field and Wind Speed on Days with Airborne Dust in Lubbock, Texas
August 2013

Jeffrey R. Tesmer
Evolution of a Mesoscale Convective System
December 1990

Amanda Thibault
Lightning in the Supercell Environment with Consideration for Tornadogenesis
August 2010

Joel L. Tumbiolo
Analysis of Northeast Pacific Hurricane Tico and Its Associated Heavy Rain Event of the South Plains of Texas and Oklahoma
May 1989

Rachel Rogers-Van Nice
Forecast Verification:  A Dispersion Modeling Perspective
May 2008

Scott A. Wagaman
A Numerical Model Study of African Wave Disturbances
December 1991

Thomas E. Warner
Landfalling Northeast Pacific Tropical Cyclones and Associated Rainfall over the South Central United States, 1900-1991
December 1992

John J. Waters
The Synoptic Climatology of the South Plains Dryline over the Period April-June, 1970-1979
May 1987

Justin E. Weaver
Evaporation of Rainfall Below Convective Clouds
May 1992

Stephen W. Weinbeck
Surface Layer Characteristics of Thunderstorm Winds
December 1997

Kenneth A. Wigner
Dust Storms and Blowing Dust on the Texas South Plains
May 1984

Ji Zao
Analysis of Low-Level Thunderstorm Winds
August 1992

Gregory M. Zarus
Analysis of Low-Level Stability for a Thunderstorm
December 1990


Ph.D Graduates in Geosciences

Eric A. Pani
The Design and Protocol of a Summertime Rainfall Enhancement Program for West Texas
Dr. G. M. Jurica, Supervisor. December 1987

Edward N. Rappaport
Mesoscale Convective Systems: Structure, Development, and Storm-Environment Interactions
Dr. C. A. Leary, Supervisor. May 1988

Arthur L. Doggett, IV
Analysis of Rainwater Flux in the IFA During TOGA COARE Using Shipboard Radar Rainfall Estimates
Dr. C.A. Leary, Supervisor. May 1996

Gary Skwira
Surface Observations of Landfalling Hurricane Rainbands: Case Studies of Hurricane Bonnie (1998) and Dennis (1999)
Dr. Richard Peterson, Supervisor. March 2003

James Robert Howard
Coastal Transition within the Boundary Layer of Tropical Cyclones at Landfall
Dr. Richard Peterson, Co-chair, Dr. Arthur L. Doggett, Co-chair. December 2004

Mark Raymond Conder
Characteristics of the Quiescent Dryline From a Case Study Perspective
Dr. Richard Peterson, Supervisor. December, 2004

Stephen W. Weinbeck
Development of West Texas Mesonet and Supporting Instrumentation
Dr. Richard Peterson, Supervisor. May, 2005

Ibrahim Sonmez
Determination of the Proper Site Spacing Density Over Texas
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. August, 2005

Tanveerul Islam
Integrated Approach to Cyclone Wind ,Analysis and Disaster Planning for the Bangladesh Coast
Dr. Richard Peterson, Supervisor. December, 2006

Sylvie S. Lorsolo
Observational Study of Small-Scale Features Present in the Hurricane Boundary Layer
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. December, 2006

Brandon A. Storm
Modeling of Low-Level Jets over the Great Plains: Implications for Wind Energy
Dr. Sukanta Basu, Supervisor.  May, 2008

Archie Ruiz-Columbie
Atmospheric Boundary Layer Evening Transitions over West Texas
Dr. Sukanta Basu, Supervisor. December 2008

Becca Paulsen Edwards
Characterization of Hurricane Gust Factors Using Observed and Analytical Data
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. March, 2009

Jeff Beck
The Effect of Environmental and Microphysical Thermodynamic Variability on Low-Level Baroclinity and Vorticity Within Numerically-Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms
Dr. Christopher Weiss, Supervisor. August, 2009

Kirsten D. Orwig
Examining Strong Winds from a Time-Varying Perspective
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. March, 2010

Ian Giammanco
An Observational Study of Tropical Cyclone Low-Level Wind Maxima
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. August, 2010

Brian Hirth
Examination of the Coastal Transition Zone in Hurricane Frances (2004)
Dr. John Schroeder, Supervisor. May, 2011