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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1991: Research Assistant

April 9, 1991 | By | Add a Comment

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Summer internship as part of the Department of Energy’s undergraduate Environmental Restoration and Waste Management scholarship program.  Primary focus was on the development and testing of landfill cover technology and …

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1988-1990: Hydrologic Technician (GS4)

April 9, 1990 | By | Add a Comment

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Portland, Oregon

Summer internship for 3 summers, where I performed water quality sampling in the Yakima River Basin (Washington State).  This included collecting large samples for organics detection, as well as …

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