Texas Tech University

Graduate Students

* indicates Ph.D. candidate; RA is Research Assistant; TA is Teaching Assistant

Samantha Berkseth (RA)

Relationship of Lightning Energetics to Turbulent Kinemataics as seen in Weather Radar Data

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Allison Bogusz (RA)

Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Matt Brothers (TA)

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Brock Burghardt *

Research: Sensitivity Analysis and Predictability of Severe Convection

Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Vanna Chmielewski*

Research: Sensitivity of Thunderstorm Electrification Polarity to Environmental Thermodynamics and Storm Microphysics

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Ji Min Chun*

Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Jennifer Daniel

Lightning Forecasting with the TTU WRF Model & Operational use of Total Lightning Data

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Sarah Dillingham

Supercell to Bow Echo Transitions

Advisor: Dr. John Schroeder

Lexie Herdt (TA)

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Aaron Hill *

Applications of Ensemble Sensitivity to Adaptive Observations

Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss and Dr. Brian Ancell

Abby Kenyon (TA)

Using the Vertical Structure and Propagation of Rear Flank Gust Fronts to Identify the Potential for Tornadogenesis in Supercell Thunderstorms

Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss

Laura Lenfest

Research:

Advisor: Dr,. Song-Lak Kang

Grant McKercher (RA)

Portable and Mobile Urban Air Pollution Monitoring

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Meghan Mitchell (RA)

Development of MOS for Improved Turbine Hub Height Wind Forecasts

Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Kelly Neely (TA)

Implications of Climate and Land Use Change in Brownsville, Texas for Dengue and Chikungunya Vector Populations

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Tony Reinhart*

Microphysical Schemes and Cold Pool Generation

Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss

Shelby Robertson (TA)

Intensification of the Low-level Updraft in Supercells Prior to Tornadogenesis

Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Kaitlin Rutt (TA)

Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Vicente Salinas

Relationship of Lightning Energetics to Turbulent Kinematics as seen in Weather Radar Data

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Mark Savin

Precipitation Structure in the Hook-Echo Region of Simulated Supercells

Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Timothy Sliwinski*

Research:

Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Nick Smith*

Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Power Ramps in Regions of Complex Terrain and MOS Techniques for Improving Wind Power Forecasting

Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Andrew Vande Guchte

Assessing the Sensitivity of Near-Ground Trajectories to the Lower Boundary Condition

Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Candace Wood

Research: Polarity Asymmetry in Cloud-to-Ground Lightning

Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning and Dr. Kyle Wiens