Texas Tech University

Atmospheric Science Faculty


Brian Ancell, Associate Professor

Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, severe storms, wind power forecasting, adjoint and ensemble forecast sensitivity.


Karin Ardon-Dryer, Assistant Professor

Role of aerosols in climate and human health.


Eric Bruning, Associate Professor

Cloud and precipitation microphysics, thunderstorm electrification and lightning.


Johannes Dahl, Associate Professor

Dynamics of convective storms and tornadoes, cloud- and mesoscale modeling


Jennifer Henderson, Assistant Professor 

Risk and uncertainty amid decision-making processes in weather and climate extremes, issues that emerge in expert decision spaces

Sandip Pal

Sandip Pal, Assistant Professor

Boundary layer and mountain meteorology, turbulence,
lidar remote sensing of state variables and tracers,
carbon cycle and atmospheric aerosols


Richard Peterson, Professor Emeritus

Atmospheric vortices, boundary-layer meteorology, dynamics of severe storms, dust storms, history of meteorology, wind engineering.


John Schroeder, Professor

Wind flow and boundary layer structure in hurricanes and thunderstorm outflows, meso- and microscale observational networks, wind engineering, statistical and time series analysis.

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Erin Shaw, Instructor



Justin Weaver, Instructor

Operational meteorology


Christopher Weiss, Professor

Observations and modeling of severe thunderstorm processes (especially relevant to tornadogenesis), dryline dynamics and convection initiation.

Administrative Staff

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Debbie Walker, Unit Coordinator

Atmosphere Science Program