Dr. Paul R. Houser

Dr. Paul R. Houser (Author's Website)

Dr. Houser in an internationally recognized expert in local to global land surface-atmospheric remote sensing, in-situ observation and numerical simulation, development and application of hydrologic data assimilation methods, scientific integrity and policy, and global water and energy cycling. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Houser's previous experience includes internships at the U.S. Geological Survey and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Houser joined the NASA-GSFC Hydrological Sciences Branch and the Data Assimilation Office (DAO/GMAO) in 1997, served as manager of NASA’s Land Surface Hydrology Program, and served as branch head of the Hydrological Science Branch. In 2005, he joined the George Mason University Climate Dynamics Program and the Geography and Geoinformation Sciences Department as Professor of Global Hydrology, and formed CREW (the Center for Research for Environment and Water). Dr. Houser has also teamed with groundwater development and exploration companies (EarthWater Global and Geovesi) and has served as Science Advisor to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Dr. Houser has led numerous scientific contributions, including the development of Land Data Assimilation Systems (LDAS), the Hydrospheric States Mission (Hydros/SMAP), the Land Information System (LIS), the NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS), and the Water Cycle Solutions Network (WaterNet).

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Improved Disaster Management Using Data Assimilation [book chapter]

August 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Paul R. Houser (2013). Improved Disaster Management Using Data Assimilation, Approaches to Disaster Management – Examining the Implications of Hazards, Emergencies and Disasters, Prof. John Tiefenbacher (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1093-4, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/55840. [pdf]…

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A vision for an ultra-high resolution integrated water cycle observation and prediction system (invited)

July 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Houser, P., 2013: A vision for an ultra-high resolution integrated water cycle observation and prediction system. Invited seminar at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, July 19 2013 [abstract].…

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Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

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Houser, P., Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, George Mason University, June 23-28, 2013.…

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Comparison of observational estimates of potential seasonal predictability

June 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Feng,  X., T. DelSole, and P.  Houser (2013), Comparison of statistical estimates of potential seasonal predictability, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 6002–6016, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50498. [pdf]…

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Incorporating Science into Water Conflict Resolution (invited)

June 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Houser, P. (participant and teacher): Incorporating Science into Water Conflict Resolution. Meeting supported by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in partnership with the Alliance for Conflict Transformation and George Mason University. June 10-13, 2013. Imperial …

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How can new observations lead to improvements in water management? (invited)

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Houser, P., 2013: How can new observations lead to improvements in water management? Water Strategy for the World Climate Research Programme To address the WCRP Global Grand Challenge on Past and Future Changes in Water and the GEWEX Science Question …

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Short Course: Water Infrastructure, Contamination and Risk Assessment

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Houser, P. (Lead Speaker/Teacher), 2013Water Infrastructure, Contamination and Risk Assessment, Reconnect Workshop 2013, Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis.  June 2-8, 2013, Morgan State University.…

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Spatial Temporal Analysis of Drought Stationarity (invited)

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Houser, P., 2013: Spatial Temporal Analysis of Drought Stationarity (invited).  Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations. NASA-Headquarters, Washington DC. May 22, 2013…

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Addressing Water Security Through Large-Scale Hydroclimatology Studies

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Paul Houser,  Richard Lawford, Howard Wheater (session conveners), H52A Addressing Water Security Through Large-Scale Hydroclimatology Studies. American Geophysical Union, Meeting of the Americas, Cancun Mexico, May 14-17, 2013.…

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A vision for an ultra-high resolution integrated water cycle observation and prediction system (invited)

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Houser, P., 2013: A vision for an ultra-high resolution integrated water cycle observation and prediction system. A43A. Aerosols, Clouds, Radiation, Precipitation, and Their Feedbacks II. American Geophysical Union, Meeting of the Americas, Cancun Mexico, INVITED.…

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