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Welcome to the home page of the Atmospheric Science Group at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. We are part of the Geosciences Department which is in the College of Arts and Sciences. We are physically located on the 12th floor of the Media and Communication building. Our group maintains a strong commitment to both teaching and research in Atmospheric Science.

We offer a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science and the Ph.D. degree in Geosciences. In addition, courses in Atmospheric Science are offered at the undergraduate level to meet the general education requirements at Texas Tech University. A minor in Atmospheric Science is offered for both B.S. and B.A. students

Latest News

ATMO PROFESSOR AWARDED FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE - Dec. 2015

Dr. Brian Ancell has received the Texas Tech University Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award. This award is given annually to a small number of TTU faculty who demonstrate excellence in a variety of high-impact research activities.


LIGHTNING STUDY FEATURED AS AN AGU RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT - Nov. 2015

A lightning study from Prof. Bruning's group was featured as an AGU research spotlight: FIND OUT MORE


ATMO PROFESSORS RECEIVE GRANT FOR THE VORTEX-SE PROJECT - Sept. 2015

Drs. Chris Weiss, Eric Bruning and Johannes Dahl received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of the Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment - Southeast (VORTEX-SE), which will take place in Tennessee and Alabama Mar-Apr 2016. Observations from the StickNet platforms and the Ballooning and Observation Laboratory for Thunderstorms will complement efforts utilizing high-resolution storm-scale numerical models.


ATMO PROFESSOR FUNDED THROUGH NSF BIG WEATHER WEB PROJECT - Sept. 2015

Dr. Brian Ancell received an NSF grant as part of the Big Weather Web project to address big data issues involved with numerical weather prediction. He is collaborating with other atmospheric and computer scientists to create a distributed database model to support research and education associated with probabilistic ensemble weather forecasting.


DR. CHRIS WEISS RECEIVES NSF AWARD STUDYING HOW UNMANNED AIRCRAFT CAN IMPROVE SEVERE STORM FORECASTS - Sept. 2015

Dr. Chris Weiss has been awarded a grant to investigate how adaptive observations from unmanned aircraft systems can be used to improve forecasts of specific hazards within severe thunderstorms. More information on this project can be found HERE .


ATMO PROFESSOR RECEIVES DOE GRANT TO IMPROVE WIND POWER FORECASTS - Sept. 2015

Dr. Brian Ancell is part of a collaborative government, academic, and private industry team that has been awarded a DOE grant entitled "The Wind Forecast Improvement Project in Complex Terrain", also known as "WFIP2". This project focuses on improving Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model physics to improve the prediction of wind power in complex terrain where the atmosphere is strongly forced by local and regional topography.


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