February 17 – 19, 2010 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center:
This year's Severe Weather Conference was sponsored by COMET, The Atmospheric Science Group at TTU, the National Weather Service, and Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology.
The conference provided an opportunity for discussion and presentation of research on a broad spectrum of severe weather topics. An emphasis was placed on the advances made in observation and analysis of severe hazardous weather, and presentation subjects ranged
from boundary layer and storm scale processes associated with severe convection to wind characteristics of land falling tropical cyclones.
The two and a half day conference included oral presentations and a unique hands‐on approach to data analysis. The final afternoon session ended with the opportunity to tour the Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Facility and the West Texas Mesonet, both located at the nearby Reese
The last Lubbock Severe Weather Conference was held in 1999 and had a similar theme. Since that time, much advancement has been made in near‐ground high
resolution observations in the near storm environment including the application of radar technology over a broad wavelength during field projects.
The conference agenda illuminated recent findings in the research community while welcoming operational and student research on
Photo above shows Dr. Kishor Mehta, Horn Professor in WiSE, delivering his speech to the audience at one of the sessions of the conference.
Thanks to Ian Giammanco for this information.