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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Snow Process Modeling in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS), Part 1: Evaluation of Model Simulated Snow Cover Extent

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Sheffield, J., Pan, M., Wood, E. F., Mitchell, K. E., Houser, P. R., Schaake, J. C., Robock, A., Lohmann, D., Cosgrove, B. A., Duan, Q., Luo, L., Higgins, R. W., Pinker, R. T., Tarpley, J. D., Ramsay, B. …

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Snow Process Modeling in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS). Part II: Evaluation of Model Simulated Snow Water Equivalent

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Pan, M., Sheffield, J., Wood, E. F., Mitchell, K. E., Houser, P. R., Schaake, J. C., Robock, A., Lohmann, D., Cosgrove, B. A., Duan, Q., Luo, L., Higgins, R. H., Pinker, R. T., Tarpley, J. D., 2003. Snow

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Book Chapter: Infiltration and Soil Moisture Processes

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Houser, P., 2003. Infiltration and Soil Moisture Processes, Chapter 27 in Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water: Atmospheric Chemistry, Hydrology, and Societal Impacts, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 493-506. [pdf]…

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Catchment Monitoring for Scaling and Assimilation of Soil Moisture and Streamflow

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Rudiger, C., Davidson, R. E., Hemakumara, M., Walker, J. P., Kalma, J. D., Willgoose, G. R. and Houser, P. R., 2003. Catchment Monitoring for Scaling and Assimilation of Soil Moisture and Streamflow, In: D. Post (Ed.), Proceedings

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Impact of Bias Correction to Reanalysis Products on Simulations of North American Soil Moisture and Hydrological Fluxes

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Berg, A. A., Famiglietti, J. S., Walker, J. P. and Houser, P. R., 2003. Impact of Bias Correction to Reanalysis Products on Simulations of North American Soil Moisture and Hydrological Fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

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Australian Root Zone Soil Moisture: Assimilation of Remote Sensing Observations

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Walker, J. P., Ursino, N., Grayson, R. B., and Houser, P. R., 2003. Australian Root Zone Soil Moisture: Assimilation of Remote Sensing Observations, In: D. Post (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM).

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Air and Water Monitoring for Homeland Security

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Houser, P., 2002. Air and Water Monitoring for Homeland Security, Earth Observation Magazine, 11(8): 33-36. [pdf]…

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Soil Moisture Estimation Using Remote Sensing

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Walker, J. P. and Houser, P. R., 2002. Soil Moisture Estimation Using Remote Sensing. 27th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium [CD-ROM]. The Institute of Engineers Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 23 May, 2002, 8pp. animation slides [pdf

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Extended vs. Ensemble Kalman Filtering for Land Data Assimilation

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Reichle, R. H., Walker, J. P., Koster, R. D. and Houser, P. R., 2002. Extended vs. Ensemble Kalman Filtering for Land Data Assimilation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 3(6): 728-740. Copyright 2001 American Meteorologcal Society. […

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Evaluation of the OhmMapper Instrument for Soil Moisture Measurement

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Walker, J. P. and Houser, P. R., 2002. Evaluation of the OhmMapper Instrument for Soil Moisture Measurement. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 66(3): 728-734. Copyright 2002 Soil Science Society of America. [pdf]

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