Archive for April, 2012

Scientific Code of Ethics

April 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In 2001, Sir John Sulston proposed that scientists declare their intention “to cause no harm and to be wholly truthful in their public pronouncements, and also to protect them from discrimination by employers who might prefer them to be economical …

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Scientific Integrity Issues

April 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Fundamentally, scientific misconduct falls under intentional falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism.  However, even with good intentions and a code of conduct, unfortunately science is usually performed from the outset with at least a bias, and often with a predetermined goal …

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Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics through Phenology Modeling and Data Assimilation

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A GMU proposal submitted to NASA-ROSES-2012 A45: CMS: Carbon Monitoring System Program (NNH12ZDA001N-CMS), $378,122, 3 mo/yr, 07/01/2012-12/31/2013.

Knowledge of carbon cycle dynamics is a basic ingredient for characterizing and predicting the behavior of the Earth’s changing climate system and to …

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Regional Tropical Circulation Features Which Contribute to Tropical Cyclone Activity and Variability

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Houser, P. (PI), R. MacCracken; 04/01/2012-03/31/2014; $214,515; 0.1 FTE/yr;  NOAA-OAR-CPO-2012-2003041…

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Observed Water Cycle Predictability and NEWS Organization

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Houser, P. (PI); 01/12/2011-01/11/2014:  Observed Water Cycle Predictability and NEWS Organization.  NASA-NEWS Program, $568,296; 0.3 FTE/yr (GMU)., Sponsor POC: Dr..Jared Entin (202/358-0275, jared.k.entin@nasa.gov), Award #NX11AE32G

Summary: The overarching goal of the NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) is to …

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Developing consistent Earth System Data Records for the global terrestrial water cycle

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Wood, E., D. Lettenmaier, P. Houser, C. Kummerow, R. Pinker; 06/15/2008-06/14/2013; Developing consistent Earth System Data Records for the global terrestrial water cycle. NASA ROSES-2006 NNH06ZDA001N-MEASURES; $277,940; 0.2 FTE/yr (GMU). Sponsor POC: Ms. Martha Maiden (202/358-1078, martha.e.maiden@nasa.gov), Award …

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Klamath Dam Removal Scientific Misconduct

April 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In April 2011, I was hired as the Bureau of Reclamation‘s science adviser and scientific integrity officer.  After I questioned science reporting and summary documents related to the Klamath River Dam Removal Secretarial Decision, I faced systematic reprisal …

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Top Secret Clearance: 2011-2016

April 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I have a Top Secret clearance, effective 2011-2016. A Top Secret (TS) clearance is often given as the result of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Top Secret clearances, in general, afford one access to data that affects national security

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Origins

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I was born in Lafayette, Indiana on April 8, 1970 to Ron and Eileen Houser, while my dad was finishing up his Ph.D. at Purdue University.…

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Residence

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My family lives in the beautiful and historic town of Ellicott City, Maryland.  5230 Tiyana Ct., Ellicott City, MD 21043.…

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