Texas Tech University

Instrumentation and Data Analysis

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Texas Tech University has had a focus on developing new atmospheric observing technologies and techniques for almost two decades. Most recently, those developments inclulde an adaptable rapidly-deployable array of StickNet platforms, the TTU Ka-band mobile Doppler radars, and an expanding West Texas Mesonet. These are used to execute a variety of research focused on convective initiation, model sensitivity, severe storms, hurricanes and wind energy.

Faculty

Dr. John Schroeder, Wind flow and boundary layer structure in hurricanes and thunderstorm outflows, meso- and micro-scale observational networks, wind engineering, statistical and time series anaysis

Dr. Chris Weiss, Convection initiation, dryline dynamics, supecell structure, tornadogenesis

Research Facilities

StickNet observational platforms, the TTU Ka-band mobile Doppler radars, the West Texas Mesonet, a 200 meter instrumented tower and a boundary layer wind profiler. There is also the Measurement and Analysis Lab and the Research Instrumentation Lab.

Related Graduate Courses

  • ATMO 5327: (3:3:0) Radar Meteorology
  • ATMO 5351: (3:3:0) Meteorological Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Systems
  • ATMO 5353: (3:3:0) Meteorological Field Experiments