Texas Tech University

Dr. Johannes Dahl

Associate Professor
Atmospheric Science

Email: johannes.dahl@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-6197

Fax: (806) 742-1738

 1215 Media and Communication

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Johannes Dahl


  • M.Sc. Atmospheric Science, Meteorological Institute, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science,  Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, 2010


  • Dynamics of convective storms
  • Supercells and tornadoes
  • Cloud-scale numerical modeling

My group studies the dynamics of convective storms, especially near-ground processes in supercells, including tornadogenesis. One of the main questions concerns the source of rotation in tournadoes. Is it generated within the storm or is it imported from the environment of the storm? To tackle these questions, we use a mix of idealized numerical simulations, theory, and mobile observational platforms such as the TTU Ka-band radars.

For more information about my research, see my website.


  • ATMO 1300 - Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • ATMO 5328 - Synoptic and Mesoscale Dynamics
  • GPH 5310 - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics