Department of Interior Email update on Scientific Integrity Review

July 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment


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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:18 PM



Subject: Contractor review of your allegations of scientific misconduct

Dr. Houser, in order to keep you abreast of developments related to your scientific misconduct allegations, I provide this information. The contract to review the scientific basis of your allegations was awarded to Atkins NA and the completion date of their review tasks is approximately August 31. I say approximately because it is always possible that they will run into some difficulty. The due date for their total administrative record is 30 days after delivery of the review. This report, of which I am the Contracting Officer’s Representative, will then be provided to Dr. Suzette Kimball, DOI Scientific Integrity Officer for her review and determination of next steps. Sincerely, Ralph O. Morgenweck Senior Science Advisor

Filed in: Klamath

Dr. Paul R. Houser

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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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