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Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute (NWI) is based on a strong foundation of more than 40 years of research and education on the impact of wind on structures and human life.

To bring together All Things Wind, TTU has created the NWI to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy.

Click here for the "State of the Institute Address" by NWI Interim Director Dr. Daan Liang (Spring 2017).

For All Things Wind, consider TTU's National Wind Institute.


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New West Texas Mesonet App Now Available!

NWI is proud to announce that there is now a free app available from the West Texas Mesonet Network. Just download the app to get your personalized weather forecast and almost any kind of local weather information that you'd like (including historical data).

To learn more about the app, check out this TTU Today article for more information.

 

NWI Spotlight:

The McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series:

The National Wind Institute would like to announce the first speaker in the prestigious McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series for Fall 2017.

simmonsSeptember 22, 2017

Dr. Kevin M. Simmons, will be speaking on the topic of "Fatality and Damage Predictions from Potential Tornado Outbreaks." 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Experimental Sciences Building Rm. 120. Reception to follow.

 

 


 

News and Announcements:

WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series, Fall 2017 Schedule

 

 •  September 22, 2017, McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series for Fall 2017: Dr. Kevin M. Simmons, will be speaking on the topic of "Fatality and Damage Predictions from Potential Tornado Outbreaks." 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Experimental Sciences Building Rm. 120.
•  September 20, 2017 WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series presents: Dr. Zhen Cong, Ph.D. presenting "Transdisciplinary Teamwork to Study Human Vulnerability and Resilience to Wind Disasters". 3:30 p.m., Experimental Sciences Building Rm. 120.
•  September 13, 2017 WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series presents:  Argenis V. Bilbao, PhD. presenting Microgrid and Distributed Energy Resources. 3:30 p.m., Experimental Sciences Building Rm. 120.
•  August 29, 2017  Texas Tech Expert Explains What Makes Hurricane Harvey Tick.
•  August 29, 2017  KLBK:  Texas Tech Hurricane Research Team records 108 mph winds from Hurricane Harvey.
•  August 22, 2017 TTU Today:  The National Wind Institute team deployed 14 instrument platforms along the Texas coast. 
•  August 3, 2017  NWI's Debris Impact Facility and the National Storm Shelter Association are featured in a great article in Popular Mechanics Magazine....check it out.