Department Home Atmospheric Science Geology and Geophysics Geography

Dr. Christopher C. Weiss

Christopher Weiss  Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science
Office: 1211 Media and Communication
Phone: (806) 834-4712
Fax: (806) 742-1738

Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group, Texas Tech University, Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
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  • B.S. Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1997
  • M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 2000
  • Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 2004


  • Severe storm dynamics and tornadogenesis
  • Dryline structure and convection initiation
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

My primary research interests include severe storm dynamics and tornadogenesis, the initiation and sustenance of deep moist convection, particularly as related to High Plains drylines, and radar meteorology. We use a number of computational and observational resources, such as the TTUKa mobile Doppler radars and StickNet observing platforms, to accomplish research objectives in these areas.


  • ATMO 5327 - Radar Meteorology
  • ATMO 5316 - Dynamics of Severe Storms
  • ATMO 5101 - Atmopsheric Sciences Seminar
  • ATMO 2316 - Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • ATMO 1300 - Introduction to Atmospheric Science