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2001

 

Jason T. Branz, Analysis of the 30 April 2000 Supercell Event, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2001.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07312008-31295017082933/unrestricted/31295017082933.pdf

 

Development and implementation of Texas Tech field observation systems, Preprints, Fifth Symposium on Integrated Observation Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 191-195 (with M. Conder, A. Doggett, G. Skwira and S. Weinbeck), 2001.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/annual2001/techprogram/paper_18452.htm

 

Integrated observations of convective weather at Texas Tech University, Preprints, Fifth Symposium on Integrated Observation Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 196-198 (with A. Doggett, S. Weinbeck, J. Howard., M. Conder and W. Burgett), 2001.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/annual2001/techprogram/paper_18630.htm

 

A 20-year synoptic climatology of the South Plains dryline. Preprints, Eighteenth Conf. Weather Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (with M. Conder and A. Doggett), 2001.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/23397.pdf

 

Weinbeck, S.W., A.L. Doggett, G.D. Skwira, M. R. Conder and Peterson, R.E. , 2001: “Development and implementation of integrated field observations during convective weather at Texas Tech University,” Proceedings, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., 4-6 June 2001.

 

Mesoscale numerical models and field observations platforms to evaluate airborne transport of hazardous substances in the boundary layer. Preprints, Ninth Conf. Mesoscale Processes, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (with A. Doggett, T. Gill and C.-B. Chang), 2001.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/23050.pdf

 

2002

 

Mesoscale analysis of the dryline on 29 May 2001 with attendant severe convection. Preprints, Twenty-first Conf. Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, Texas, 389-392 (with M. Conder, G. Skwira, A. Doggett IV and C-B Chang), 2002.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/techprogram/paper_46966.htm

 

Meteorological characteristics of severe wind and dust emission event: Southwestern USA 6-7 April 2001. Preprints, Twenty-first Conf. Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, Texas, 663-666 (with A. Doggett IV, T. Gill, A. Bony and P. Biscaye), 2002.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/techprogram/paper_47573.htm

 

Observations of a localized thunderstorm outflow in an urban area. Preprints, Fourth Symposium, Urban Environment, Norfolk (with A. Doggett, M. Conder, T. Gill, C.-B. Chang and J. Schroeder), 2002.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/37937.pdf

 

Gill, T. E., A. L. Doggett, C. B. Chang, Conder, M. R., Peterson, R. E., Burgett, W. S., Schroeder, J. L., Radell, D., and Martinez, M., 2002: Modeling airborne transport of hazards using advanced atmospheric monitoring systems and numerical techniques, Final Report to the United States Department of Defense on Contract Number DAAD13-00-C-0048, 102 pp.

 

2003

 

Kirsten (Gast) Orwig, A Comparison of Extreme Wind Events as Sampled in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment, TTU Atmospheric Science, M.S., 2003. Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-06272008-31295017115691/unrestricted/31295017115691.pdf

 

Gast, K. D., and J. L. Schroeder, 2003: “Supercell Rear-Flank Downdraft as Sampled in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment,” Proceedings, Eleventh International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, 2233-2240.  Web link: http://www.icwe.ttu.edu/locations/conference.htm

 

Maribel Martinez, Lightning Signatures in Convective Storms on the High-Plains, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2003.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-06272008-31295018735141/unrestricted/31295018735141.pdf

 

Caleb J. Midgley, Multi-scale Study of a Convectively Driven High Wind Event, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2003.  Web Link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-06272008-31295017115444/unrestricted/31295017115444.pdf

 

Conder, M. C., R. E. Peterson, J. L. Schroeder, and D. A. Smith, 2003: “An Analysis of Wind Characteristics during the ERODE Experiment, April-May 2002,” Proceedings, Eleventh International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, 2029-2036.  Web link: http://www.icwe.ttu.edu/locations/conference.htm

 

2004

 

Conder, M. C., and R. E. Peterson, 2004: An evaluation of mesoscale model simulations of an oscillating dryline. Preprints, Twenty-second Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/81759.pdf

 

Shawn Liebl,  Initiation, Evolution and Demise of Derecho Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2004.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-06272008-31295019407542/unrestricted/31295019407542.pdf

 

Jeff Beck, High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Analysis of the 29 May 2001 Kress, TX, Cyclic Supercell, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2004.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07012008-31295019812709/unrestricted/31295019812709.pdf

 

Midgley, C. J., and J. L. Schroeder, 2004: “Structural Characteristics of a Particularly Intense Convectively Driven High Wind Event,” National Weather Digest, 28, 33-42.  Web link: http://www.nwas.org/digest/index.php#2004

 

Martinez, M., and J. L. Schroeder, 2004: “Lightning Signatures in Convective Storms on the High Plains,” Preprints, Twenty-Second Conference on Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/81698.pdf

 

Conder, M. R., S. Cobb, G. D. Skwira, and J. L. Schroeder, 2004: “An Observational Study of the Interaction between a Supercell and a Mesoscale boundary,” Preprints, Twenty-Second Conference on Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/81485.pdf

 

Gast, K. D., and J. L. Schroeder, 2004: “Extreme Wind Events Observed in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment,” Preprints, Twenty-Second Conference on Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/81653.pdf

 

Chang, C. B. and M. R. Conder, 2004: MM5 FDDA experiments using the West Texas Mesonet data. Paper 12.3, Tenth Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Seattle, WA, Amer.Meteor. Soc.  Web Link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/62731.pdf

 

Beck, J., J. L. Schroeder, J. Wurman, and C. Alexander, 2004: “High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of a Non-Tornadic Supercell,” Preprints, Twenty-Second Conference on Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Web Link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/81825.pdf

 

2005

 

Giammanco, I. M., and R. E. Peterson, “Three representative case studies of the South Plains low level jet.” Preprints, Tenth Americas Conf. Wind Engineering, Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 2005.

 

Schroeder, J. L., W. S. Burgett, K. B. Haynie, I. Sonmez, G. D. Skwira, A. L. Doggett, and J. W. Lipe, 2005: “The West Texas Mesonet: A Technical Overview,” Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22, 211-222.  Web Link: http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1175%2FJTECH-1690.1

 

Three representative case studies of the South Plains nocturnal low-level jet. Proceedings, Forty-fourth AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada (with I. Giammanco, and Andy Swift), 2005.  Web link: http://pdf.aiaa.org/preview/CDReadyMASM06_778/PV2006_1361.pdf

 

Sonmez, I., J. L. Schroeder, W. S. Burgett, and K. B. Haynie, 2005: “The Enhancement of QA/QC Tests for West Texas Mesonet Wind Parameters,” Proceedings, Thirteenth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, Georgia.  Web Link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/92055.pdf

 

Haynie, B., J. L. Schroeder, I. Sonmez, and W. Burgett, 2005: “An Overview of the West Texas Mesonet,” Proceedings, Thirteenth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, Georgia.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/92057.pdf

 

Brian D. Hirth, Analysis of Rear-Flank Downdraft: Evolution During Project WIRL, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07222005-145902/unrestricted/Thesis.pdf

 

Orwig-Gast, K. D., and J. L. Schroeder, 2005: “Extreme Wind Events Observed in the 2002 Thunderstorm Outflow Experiment,” Proceedings, Tenth Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Bavuudorj Ovgor, Wind Energy Assessment of West Texas Mesonet, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07132005-052639/restricted/ovgor_thesis.pdf

 

Ian M. Giammanco, An Observational Study of the South Plains Nocturnal low-level Jet, TTU Atmospheric Science, M.S., 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07222005-151148/unrestricted/THESIS.pdf

 

Mark Conder, Characteristics of the Quiescent Dryline from a Case Study Perspective, Ph.D. dissertation, TTU Geosciences, 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-05052005-062743/unrestricted/Mark_Conder_Diss.pdf

 

Steve Weinbeck, Development of West Texas Mesonet and Supporting Instrumentation, Ph.D. dissertation, TTU Geosciences, 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-04132005-162834/unrestricted/weinbeck_dissertation_final.pdf

 

Ibraham Sonmez, Determination of the Proper Site Spacing Density over Texas, Ph.D. dissertation, TTU Geosciences, 2005.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-06072005-233601/unrestricted/IbrahimSonmezDissertation.pdf

 

Greg Crabtree, Dustfall on the Southern High Plains of Texas, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2005.  Web link:  http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-11232005-082140/unrestricted/DustfallOnTheSouthernHighPlainsOfTexas.pdf

 

2006

 

Steve Latimer, Comparison of Wind Profiler Observations and Numerical Weather Prediction Forecasted Winds during Severe Weather Outbreaks, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2006.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-11012005-144219/unrestricted/Thesiscombined2.pdf

 

Beck, J., J. L. Schroeder, and J. Wurman, 2006: “High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of a Non-Tornadic Supercell,” Monthly Weather Review, 134, 3125-3148.  Web link: http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1175%2FMWR3246.1&ct=1

 

Operational Practices During the January 12, 2006 Wildfires and Frontal Passage in West Texas: Todd Lindley, Jody James, Kenneth Widelski, Gary Skwira, Stephen Latimer, Brian LaMarre, and Steve Cobb- SRH SSD 2006-2.  Web Link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/topics/attach/pdf/ssd06-02.pdf

 

Conder, M. K., S. R. Cobb, and G. Skwira: “West Texas Mesonet Observations of Wake Lows and Heat Bursts Across Northwest Texas”, 23rd Conf. on Severe Local Storms, 2006.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/115491.pdf

 

Orwig, K. D., and J. L. Schroeder, 2006: “Near-Surface Wind Characteristics of Extreme Thunderstorm Outflows,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.  Web link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V3M-4N516SN-1&_user=2605799&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000055350&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=2605799&md5=a7bef0fb7a3ae796d4ddea991f8f796d

 

David Kook, The Effect of Rainfall Rate on Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes in West Texas, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2006.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-04272006-205743/unrestricted/Thesis_final.pdf

 

Weiss, C. C. and D. M. Schultz, “Synoptic and mesoscale influences on west Texas dryline development and associated convection.”, 23rd Conf. on Severe Local Storms, 2006.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/115462.pdf

Michael P. Griesinger, Statistical Analysis of Variables Associated with Convective Initiation along the Dryline, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2006.  Web Link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07182006-174630/unrestricted/Griesinger_Michael_Thesis.pdf

 

2007

 

 

Schultz, D. M., C. C. Weiss, and P. M. Hoffman, 2007: The synoptic regulation of dryline intensity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 1699-1709.  Web link: http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1175%2FMWR3376.1

 

A meteorological composite of the 2005/06 wildfire outbreaks in the Southern Plains. Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWSFO, Lubbock, TX; and J. L. Guyer, G. P. Murdoch, S. R. Nagle, K. Schneider, and G. Skwira - Seventh Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 2007.  Web Link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/126810.pdf

 

West Texas Mesonet Observations in Proximity to Dangerous Wildfire/Wind Shift Interactions. Kenneth R. Widelski and T. Lindley.  Seventh Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 2007.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/7firenortheast/techprogram/paper_126872.htm

Significant Errors in Numerical Weather Predictions Prior to the New Year's Day 2006 Southern Plains Wildfire Outbreak. Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWSFO, Lubbock, TX; and M. R. Conder and G. P. Murdoch.  Seventh Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 2007.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/126807.pdf

Ryan Oppermann, Low-Level Convergence and the Effects on Rainfall, TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2007.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07022007-192613/restricted/Oppermann_Ryan_Thesis.pdf

 

A Case Study of nonmesocyclone tornadogenesis along convergence boundaries: Northwest Texas, 25 March 2007.  Mark Conder and Todd Lindley National Weather Service, Lubbock, Texas; James M. Caruso, National Weather Service, Wichita, Kansas; Jon Davies Private Meteorologist, Wichita, Kansas - 32nd Annual Meeting of the NWA, 2007.  Web link: http://www.nwas.org/meetings/abstracts/display.php?id=120

 

Vega R.E. and Letchford C.W. “On the directional Weibull probability distribution functions for mean wind speeds”. Conference Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wind Engineering. Cairns, Australia. July 1-7, 2007.

 

Storm, B., Dudhia, J., and Basu, S., (2007). “Sensitivities of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model in forecasting low-level jet events and the impact on forecasting severe weather.” 22nd conference on weather analysis and forecasting/18th conference on numerical weather prediction, June 25-29, Park City, USA.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/22WAF18NWP/techprogram/paper_124278.htm

 

Storm, B., Basu, S., and Dudhia, J. (2007). “Advanced Research WRF (ARW) modeled low-level jet climatology compared to observed climatology’s.” 22nd conference on weather analysis and forecasting/18th conference on numerical weather prediction, June 25-29, Park City, USA.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/22WAF18NWP/techprogram/paper_124283.htm

 

2008

 

Schroeder, J. L., and C. C. Weiss, 2008: Integrating research and education through measurement and analysis., Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 793-798.  Web link: http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0477/89/6/pdf/i1520-0477-89-6-793.pdf

 

Blair, S. F., D. R. Deroche, and A. E. Pietrycha, 2008. “In Situ Observations of the 21 April 2007 Tulia, Texas Tornado, E- Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, 3, 3.  Web link: http://ejssm.org/ojs/index.php/ejssm/article/viewArticle/39/42

 

Brandon A. Storm, Modeling of Low-Level Jets over the Great Plains: Implications for Wind Energy.  Ph.D. dissertation, TTU Civil Engineering, 2008.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07062008-221337/unrestricted/Storm_Brandon_diss.pdf.

 

Rolando E. Vega-Avila, Wind Directionality: A reliability-based approach.  Ph.D. dissertation, TTU Civil Engineering, 2008.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-07072008-140751/unrestricted/Vega_Rolando_Diss.pdf

Rachel Rogers-Van Nice, Forecast Verification:  A Dispersion Modeling Perspective.  TTU Atmospheric Science Group, M.S., 2008.  Web link: http://etd.lib.ttu.edu/theses/available/etd-04022008-183645/unrestricted/RogersVanNice_Rachel_Thesis.pdf

"West Texas Mesonet Proximity Observations for Wind-Driven Wildfire Starts" Jeffrey Vitale and Todd Lindley - 33rd Annual NWA Meeting in Louisville, KY on October 12-16, 2008.   Web link: 
http://www.nwas.org/meetings/nwa2008/presentations/
 
"Identification of Subtle Factors that Result in the Development of Persistent Severe Storms near Upper Level Ridges." Ken Widelski and Todd Lindley – 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms 
27-31 Oct 2008 in Savannah, GA.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/24SLS/techprogram/paper_141985.htm
 
"Mesoscale analysis of wintertime nonmesocyclone tornadogenesis in northwest Texas: 27 December 2007.” Mark Conder, Gary Skwira and Todd Lindley - 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms
27-31 Oct 2008 in Savannah, GA.  Web link: http://ams.confex.com/ams/24SLS/techprogram/paper_141885.htm
 
Storm, B., J. Dudhia, S. Basu, A. Swift, and I. Giammanco, “Evaluation of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model on Forecasting Low-level Jets: Implications for Wind Energy.”  
Wind Energy, 10.1002/we.288, 2008.  Web link: http://www.atmo.ttu.edu/basu/Storm_WE_2008.pdf
 
Vega R.E. and Letchford C.W. “Wind directionality and the estimate of wind energy: The case for West Texas”, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas - TAMEST 2008 
Conference, College Station, Texas. March 27-28, 2008.  Web link: http://www.tamest.org/events/documents/VegaWindDirectionalityAndTheEstimateOfWindEnergy-TAMEST.ppt
 
Vega R.E. and Letchford C.W. “Directional probabilities of extreme winds”, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society-2008 Conference. Geelong, 29 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2008.  
 

Chang, C.-B. and Robert Dumais 2008: Mesoscale FDDA experiments with WTM and ACARS data. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 2, 117-130.  Web link:

http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/contentb.php?TOASCJ/2008/00000002/00000001

 
Vega R.E. and Letchford C.W. “Wind directionality and uncertainties in the parameters of the Weibull parent distribution”. Submitted to Journal of Wind Engineering and 
Industrial Aerodynamics in September 20, 2006 (pending).
 
Vega R.E. and Letchford C.W. “On the aerodynamic roughness length estimation and exposure corrections”. Submitted to Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial 
Aerodynamics in October 27, 2007 (pending).
 
2009
 

“Wind modeling of Chihuahuan Desert dust outbreaks.”, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 43, Issue 2, January 2009, Pages 347-354.  Nancy I. Rivera, Thomas E. Gill, Kristi A. Gebhart, Jennifer L. Hand, Max P. Bleiweiss, Rosa M. Fitzgerald.  Web link:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B6VH3-4TTMK04-3&_origin=SDEMFRASCII&_version=1&md5=94ca9e0c7afe5443c956d6f999d6e74a

 

“Sensitivity of Surface Characteristics on the Simulation of Wind-blown Dust Source in North America.”, Atmospheric Environment, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 19 March 2009

S.H. Park, S.L. Gong, W. Gong, P.A. Makar, M.D. Moran, C.A. Stroud, J. Zhang.  Web link:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B6VH3-4VW558S-1&_origin=SDEMFRASCII&_version=1&md5=d90b01f9d81deb89554afbe86f50d9c0