Texas Tech Remembers 1970 Tornado

Members of the Texas Tech community share personal memories from the day the F5 tornado hit Lubbock.

Ernst Kiesling

Ernst Kiesling

Ernst Kiesling is executive director of the Debris Impact Facility at the Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute and executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association.

He explains how his research focus shifted immediately following the F5 tornado that devastated Lubbock in 1970. More>>

National Wind Institute


National Wind Institute (NWI) is world-renowned for conducting innovative research in the areas of wind energy, wind hazard mitigation, wind-induced damage, severe storms and wind-related economics.

NWI is also home to world-class researchers with expertise in numerous academic fields such as atmospheric science, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and economics, and NWI was the first in the nation to offer a doctorate in Wind Science and Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy.


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