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Appendix C Committee and Staff Biographical Information Soroosh Sorooshian (NAE) is Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sorooshian's research focuses on surface hydrology, primarily in the area of rainfall-runoff modeling. He has devoted much of his effort to model identification and calibration issues and has developed special estimation criteria to account for the uncertainties of calibration data. Other research interests include the application of remote sensing data for characterization of hydrologic parameters and fluxes and the implication of climate variability and change in water resources. He also consults on problems related to surface hydrology and flood forecasting. Dr. Sorooshian has been a member of seven NRC committees as well as serving as chair for the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment Panel. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University and his M.S. in operations research and Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Richard A. Anthes has served as president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO since 1988. Prior to joining UCAR, Dr. Anthes was the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research where he also headed up the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division. He is a prolific author of books and refereed articles on various aspects of meteorology and meteorological phenomena. Dr. Anthes has served on 15 NRC committees and chaired four of those committees. He was also a prior chair of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Dr. Anthes earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dara Entekhabi is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include coupled surface, subsurface, and atmospheric hydrologic systems that may form the basis for enhanced hydrologic predictability. Specifically, Dr. Entekhabi conducts research in land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, physical hydrology, operational hydrology, hydrometeorology, groundwater-surface water interaction, and hillslope hydrology. He served on the National Research Council's Committee on National Weather Service Modernization, chaired the Committee on Hydrologic Science, and is a current member of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Entekhabi received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Clark University and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Efi Foufoula Georgiou is a Professor of Civil Engineering and co-director of the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center headquartered at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory of the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on understanding and modeling the complex spatio-temporal organization and interactions of hydrologic processes over a range of scales, with emphasis on precipitation and landforms. Dr. Foufoula-Georgiou obtained her diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical 72
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Appendix C 73 University of Athens, Greece and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and serves on several national and international science advisory panels and editorial boards. Dr. Foufoula- Georgiou is a past member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. William H. Hooke is a Senior Policy Fellow and the Director of the Atmospheric Policy Program at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Washington, DC. Prior to arriving at AMS in 2000, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and antecedent agencies for 33 years. After six years of research with NOAA, Dr. Hooke moved into a series of management positions of increasing scope and responsibility including Chief of the Wave Propagation Laboratory Atmospheric Studies Branch, Director of NOAA's Environmental Sciences Group (now the Forecast Systems Lab), Deputy Chief Scientist, and Acting Chief Scientist of NOAA. He currently chairs the Disasters Roundtable of the NAS/NRC, and is a member of the ICSU Planning Group on Natural and Human-Induced Environmental Hazards and Disasters. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Hooke holds a B.S. from Swarthmore College and an S.M. and Ph.D from the University of Chicago. George H. Leavesley is a research hydrologist for the Water Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey. Dr. Leavesley currently serves as the chief of the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling of Watershed Systems project under the USGS National Research Program. His principle research interests include precipitation-runoff modeling, coupling of atmospheric and hydrologic models, model parameter estimation using physical measures from digital databases and remotely sensed data, simulation of the processes of snow accumulation and melt, and the development of a modular modeling system. He also serves as an affiliate faculty member to the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. Dr. Leavesley earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and received his Ph.D. in watershed sciences from Colorado State University. Glenn E. Moglen is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland and recently completed a sabbatical leave at the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Surface Water, in Reston, Virginia during the 2003-2004 academic year. His research is based on the central theme of the hydrologic effects of land use change, particularly urbanization, and his research makes extensive use of GIS technology. Dr. Moglen has worked extensively in the development of GIS-based tools to automate hydrologic analysis and modeling. He is part of an interdisciplinary study team from Maryland and Delaware that is closely examining the effects of land use and climate change on hydrology, geomorphology, and stream ecology. Dr. Moglen also conducts research on the development of hydrologically sound smart growth objectives and policy. He earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland , his M.S. from Colorado State University , and his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Burrell E. Montz is a professor in the Department of Geography and is Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Watershed Studies at Binghamton University in New York. Dr. Montz has more than 25 years of experience with research in natural hazards, water resources management, and environmental impact analysis. Her interests in natural hazards research center on social science aspects of response and policy development. She has evaluated the effects and effectiveness of
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74 Toward a New Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) various mitigation measures for flooding and more recently has focused on warning systems and the flow and use of information by various levels of users. In addition, she has looked into vulnerability and has used geographic information systems to understand better the spatial dimensions of multiple hazards and of vulnerability to those hazards. Among other professional affiliations, she is an active member of the Great Lakes Research Consortium and has served on the Advisory Board of the Association of State Floodplain Managers for several years. Doug Plasencia is Western U.S. Water Resources Practice leader at Michael Baker Jr., Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. Before joining that firm, he served as Technical Director of Water Resources at AMEC Earth and Environmental in Tempe, Arizona and engineer and vice president of Kimley- Horn & Associates in Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of floodplain management and stormwater management working for public agencies and most recently as a consulting engineer in Arizona, Nevada, and Virginia. Mr. Plasencia develops watershed and river-based plans that integrate technology, policy, and implementation into long-term management strategies. He worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Sacramento to develop the nation's first nonstructural emergency recovery program for a long-term reassessment of the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins. Mr. Plasencia was also a hydrologist with the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona and chief of flood protection for Virginia's Department of Conservation and Recreation. He received his B.S. degree in forest resource management form the University of Minnesota and his M.S. degree in watershed management from the University of Arizona. Liming Xu is a senior research scientist at FM Global Research, an industrial insurance and risk management corporation. Dr. Xu's interests include natural catastrophe risk analysis, hurricane modeling, flood forecasting, statistical modeling of insurance business, application of remote sensed data in hydrology, impacts of climate change on frequency and severity of natural hazards, simulation of insurance loss due to hurricane and flood, data mining, operational research, and actuarial science. Before joining FM Global in 2002, Dr. Xu worked as a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center where he developed prediction models using advanced statistics and satellite data. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Dalian Maritime University in China and earned his Ph.D. in hydrology at the University of Arizona. STAFF Lauren E. Alexander is a senior program officer with the NRC's Water Science and Technology Board. Her research interests include hydro-geomorphic processes and plant diversity in forested wetlands, and she has studied these issues in different coastal plain systems in the United States. Dr. Alexander received her B.S. in applied mathematics and her Masters of Planning in environmental planning from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in landscape ecology from Harvard University. She joined the NRC in 2002. Dorothy K. Weir is a research associate with the Water Science and Technology Board. She has worked on a number of studies including Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Water System Security Research, and Everglades Restoration Progress. Ms. Weir received a B.S. in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and an M.S. degree in environmental science and policy from John Hopkins University. She joined the NRC in 2003.