Chris Weiss

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Introduction Christopher Weiss hails from the town of Taylor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. He received his B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan in 1997. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Upon graduation, Dr. Weiss became an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Texas Tech University in Fall 2004. Dr. Weiss has a variety of research interests, including the initiation and sustenance of deep convection along drylines, supercell thunderstorm structure, and tornado genesis and maintenance. He has been involved in a number of field projects related to thunderstorm initiation and structure. Most recently, Dr. Weiss is a Principal Investigator in the Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2), where he has been involved with in situ and mobile radar observations pertaining to the genesis and structure of tornadoes during the Spring of 2009 and 2010. He serves as the Field Coordinator of the StickNet and TTUKa radar teams, responsible for positioning the instruments in the best location for scientifically relevant results.