Texas Tech University

Atmospheric Science

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For over 35 years, the Atmospheric Science Program at Texas Tech University has been dedicated to research of the lower atmosphere. The main thrust of the program is to develop a better understanding of severe and extreme weather events and, at the same time, educate the next generation of atmospheric scientists.

Job Announcement

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for tenure-track position in the area of boundary layer meteorology and atmospheric turbulence. The full position announcement contains application instructions.

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Academics

The Atmospheric Science Program offers a course of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science and the Ph.D. in Geosciences (atmospheric science track). In addition, courses in Atmospheric Science are offered at the undergraduate level to meet general education requirements. A minor in Atmospheric Science is offered for both B.S. and B.A. students.

Graduate Student Support

Teaching assistantships are available for qualified graduate student applicants on a competitive basis. These assistantships provide the opportunity for students to acquire instructional skills while further developing their understanding of topics in atmospheric science. As a matter of university policy, out-of-state tuition and fees are waived for graduate students who serve as teaching assistants in the department.

Research assistantships might also be available for qualified applicants depending upon the research needs of the faculty. These research assistantships allow students to participate in funded research projects in the field of atmospheric science. As is the case with teaching assistants, out-of-state tuition and fees are waived for graduate students who serve as research assistants in the department.

Application Procedure

Admission to the graduate degree program is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School and is contingent upon acceptance by the department. Each applicant seeking admission to the Atmospheric Science Program must therefore apply through both the Texas Tech University, Office of Graduate Admissions and the Atmospheric Science Program in the Department of Geosciences. More information...

Faculty

Research

Research in the Atmospheric Science Program is focused on, but not limited to, several major themes. These research areas include:

Facilities 

The Atmospheric Science Group maintains an extensive array of observational and modeling facilities that are immediately available to students and faculty for research and teaching. The field facilities are routinely used for data collection in proximity to extreme weather events including tornadoes and hurricanes. Research facilities include: