Texas Tech Atmospheric Science Group
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 College of Business Administration 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
Dr. Weiss Receives Grant
Dr. Chris Weiss, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a project entitled "Energy-Aware Aerial Systems for Persistent Sampling and Surveillance". A collaborative effort with the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska, this work will integrate mobile Doppler radar and unmanned aerial system technologies to create an energy-aware, airborne, data-driven system for persistent sensing in complex atmospheric comditions. Applications of this integration will include sampling of environments preceding deep convection initiation and within severe thunderstorms.
Dr. Schroeder Receives Award
Dr. John Schroeder, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director, Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Research Center at Texas Tech is the recipient of the 2012 IAWE (International Association of Wind Engineering) Junior Award. Dr. Schroeder received the award for his great contibutions to the wind engineering community.
Lightning Mapping Array Data
Dr. Eric Bruning, TTU Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, has announced that data from the West Texas Lightning Mapping Array are now available at this website: http://pogo.tosm.ttu.edu/wtlma/current The real-time images update every minute and are a couple minutes lagged from real time. The LMA data are being used for researach purposes and availability are not guarenteed. The LMA was developed at New Mexico Tech but many others, including the TTU Vice President for Research, the Department of Geosciences, the TTU Wind Science and Engineering Center and site partners were instrumental in establishing the LMA in West Texas.
Dr. Brian Ancell, Assistant Professor in the Atmospheric Science Group, is being awarded a 5-year NSF CAREER grant entitled "CAREER: Quantifying Inadvertent Weather Modification and Education through Museum Programs". This project will focus on examining the effects human activities such as urban development, agricultural practices, and wind/solar power development have on high-impact weather events on a variety of scales. Estimating how these effects are anticipated to evolve over the next century is also a goal of this work. The project includes a major educational component in collaboration with the Museum of Texas Tech University that involves a museum exhibit, traveling educational trunks for local schools, and summer science camps.
- Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053 USA
- Tel: (806)-834-3113
- Fax: (806)-742-1738
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