Wind Science Program

About Us

    The Wind Science Program at Iowa State University resides in the Atmospheric Science Program within the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, the Agricultural Meteorology Program within the Department of Agronomy, both found in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering found in the College of Enginering at Iowa State University.

    The purpose of this site is to build awareness of winds; not only in our everyday lives, but also for their role in wind power generation and agricultural productivity. Our group is engaged in research and analysis of wind, with a goal of better understanding the characteristics of wind, improving our ability to forecast wind, and advancing wind power generation.

Funded Projects

Team Members



    Daniel Rajewski

Graduate Students

    Greg Matson
    Renee Walton

Undergraduate Students

    Jimmy Cayer


    The Wind Science research team is largely housed in Agronomy Hall on Iowa State University's campus in Ames, Iowa. Agronomy Hall is located in the northeastern part of campus on Osborn Drive between Wallace Road and Farmhouse Lane.

Sponsors & Partners

Ames Laboratory

National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Energy

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

ISU Department of Agronomy
ISU Dept. of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
ISU Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences