Appendix B
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Eric F. Wood (chair) is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University. His areas of interest include hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land-atmosphere interaction, hydrologic impact of climate change, stochastic hydrology, hydrologic forecasting, and rainfall-runoff modeling. Dr. Wood is an associate editor for Reviews in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics and Computation: Modeling the Environment, and Journal of Forecasting. He is a member of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, the Climate Research Committee, and the Committee on Hydrologic Science. He is a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board and BASC's GEWEX panel. Dr. Wood received an Sc.D. in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.

Mary P. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her current research interests include the effects of potential global climate change on groundwater-lake systems and quantifying groundwater recharge. She is editor of Ground Water and has received both the 1998 O. E. Meinzer Award (Geological Society of America) and M. K. Hubbert Award (National Ground Water Association). She is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science and a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board. She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Anderson received a Ph.D. in hydrology from Stanford University.

Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr., is director of the Earth System Science In-terdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and professor of meteorology at the Uni-



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Review of USGCRP Plan for a New Science Initiative on the Global Water Cycle Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Eric F. Wood (chair) is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University. His areas of interest include hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land-atmosphere interaction, hydrologic impact of climate change, stochastic hydrology, hydrologic forecasting, and rainfall-runoff modeling. Dr. Wood is an associate editor for Reviews in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics and Computation: Modeling the Environment, and Journal of Forecasting. He is a member of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, the Climate Research Committee, and the Committee on Hydrologic Science. He is a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board and BASC's GEWEX panel. Dr. Wood received an Sc.D. in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. Mary P. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her current research interests include the effects of potential global climate change on groundwater-lake systems and quantifying groundwater recharge. She is editor of Ground Water and has received both the 1998 O. E. Meinzer Award (Geological Society of America) and M. K. Hubbert Award (National Ground Water Association). She is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science and a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board. She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Anderson received a Ph.D. in hydrology from Stanford University. Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr., is director of the Earth System Science In-terdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and professor of meteorology at the Uni-

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Review of USGCRP Plan for a New Science Initiative on the Global Water Cycle versity of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include the development and application of numerical models combined with in situ and space-based ocean observations to study the tropical ocean response to surface fluxes of momentum and heat and tropical ocean circulation and its role in the coupled climate system. Dr. Busalacchi has extensive NRC experience as a member of the Panel on the Tropical Ocean/Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Program and the Panel on Ocean Atmosphere Ob-servations Supporting Short-Term Climate Predictions. He is presently a member of the Climate Research Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from Florida State University. Dara Entekhabi is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and atmospheric and planetary sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in improving the basic understanding of land-atmosphere processes that may form the basis for enhanced hazards predictability. Specifically, he conducts research in land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, physical hydrology, operational hydrology, hydrometeorology, groundwater-surface water interaction, and hillslope hydrology. He received his B.A. in geography and two M.A. degrees from Clark University. Dr. Entekhabi received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is chair of the NRC’s Committee on Hydrologic Science. William K. Nuttle is an independent consultant in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Until recently, he was director of Everglades Department, South Florida Water Management District, and was executive officer for the Florida Bay Science Program immediately prior to that. An expert in the ecohydrology of wetlands and environmental science, he has coordinated extensive estuarine and wetlands research programs in south Florida. Currently he is visiting scholar at the Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University. Previously, he held positions with Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Virginia. Dr. Nuttle has also consulted widely on topics generally related to coastal, wetland hydrology and the interface between research and environmental management. He is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science. Dr. Nuttle received his M.S. and Ph.D. (1986) degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his BSCE from the University of Maryland. Marc B. Parlange is a professor of hydrology and chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His primary research interest is in hydrology and fluid me-

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Review of USGCRP Plan for a New Science Initiative on the Global Water Cycle chanics in the environment, especially questions of land-atmosphere interaction; turbulence and the atmospheric boundary layer; watershed-scale hydrology; and vadose zone transport processes. He is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science. Dr. Parlange received his B.S. (1984) in applied mathematics from Griffith University in (Brisbane, Australia), and his M.S. (1987) in agricultural engineering, and his Ph.D. (1990) in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell University. Kenneth W. Potter is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests are in hydrology and water resources, including hydrologic modeling, estimation of hydrologic risk, estimation of hydrologic budgets, watershed monitoring and assessment, and hydrologic restoration. A past member of the Water Science and Technology Board, Dr. Potter served as chair of NRC's Committee on American River Flood Frequen-cies and served as vice-chair of the Committee on Flood Control Alter-natives in the American River Basin. He is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science and the Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. He received his B.S. in geology from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Eugene M. Rasmusson is a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute of Climate Studies (CICS) at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1999, Dr. Rasmusson was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His research expertise lies in general climatology with an emphasis on seasonal to interannual climate predictability. Dr. Rasmusson is presently chair of the NRC’s Climate Research Committee. Other NRC contributions are wide-ranging, including membership on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (1992–1996), the Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System Panel (19941996), the Panel on Model-Assimilated Data Sets for Atmospheric and Oceanic Research (1989–1991), the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research (19881993), and the Advisory Panel for the Tropical Ocean/Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Program (1984—1985). Dian J. Seidel leads the climate variability and trends group at the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S. from San Jose State University, diploma from the Von Karman Institute

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Review of USGCRP Plan for a New Science Initiative on the Global Water Cycle for Fluid Dynamics, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her recent research focuses on observational studies of atmospheric tem-perature and water vapor changes, climate extremes, and meteorological data quality. She is a recipient of both the Prof. Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award from the World Meteorological Organization and the NOAA Adminis-trator's Award. She is a member of the NRC’s Climate Research Committee. John L. Wilson is professor of hydrology and chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at New Mexico Tech, Socorro. He studies fluid flow and transport in permeable media, using field and laboratory experiments and mathematical models. In the past this has included studies of the movement of water, nonaqueous phase liquids, dissolved chemicals, colloids, and bacteria through porous, fractured, and faulted media. He was the 1992 Darcy Lecturer for the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers. He was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1994. He received the O. E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America in 1996 and was elected Fellow of the Society in the same year. He is a member of the Committee on Hydrologic Science. He received his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.S., C.E., and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.