Peterson, Richard 2013-07-31

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This interview features Richard Peterson, who discusses his background in astronomy and eventual studies in meteorology. He explains his work at Texas Tech, as well as his research done in conjunction with the engineering program and the Institute for Disaster Research that became the National Wind Institute.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Richard Peterson

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: July 31, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:38:36 (2 hours, 38 minutes)


Wind and weather in Lubbock, Texas; Biographical information and youth; Undergrad at Cal Tech, and change from astronomy to meteorology; History of meteorology; Studying meteorology in Chicago; PhD; Getting the job at Texas Tech; Tornadoes and Fujita; Distinguished alumni of the Texas Tech meteorology and wind science programs; Texas Tech inter-institutional and inter-departmental collaborations; Getting a grant from IGERT; Prominent Texas Tech Alumni in the meteorology and wind science fields; Wind and solar energy; Katherine Hayhoe; Kansas vs Missouri rivalry

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found here:

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