Scientific Steering Group (SSG) Membership
The GEWEX SSG provides scientific guidance
in formulating the program for GEWEX and advises the Joint Scientific Committee of the
World Climate Research Program of progress achieved in the implementation of GEWEX, and
scientific advances in the understanding of the global energy and water cycle.
Dr. Graeme Stephens
Co-Chair, GEWEX SSG
Director, Center for Climate Sciences
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA, USA
Areas of Interest: Atmospheric radiation, including the application of remote sensing in climate research to understanding the role of hydrological processes in climate change.
Prof. Sonia I. Seneviratne
Co-Chair, GEWEX SSG
Associate Professor, Land-Climate Dynamics
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
Areas of Interest: Role of soil moisture and vegetation in the energy and water cycles, particularly in the occurrence of extreme events (droughts and heat waves).
Prof. Lisa Alexander
Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW, Australia
Areas of Interest: Climate variability and change especially understanding changes in extreme events, climate observations and model evaluation.
Term begins in 2015
Prof. Richard O. Anyah
Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science
Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental
University of Connecticut
Areas of Interest: Regional climate dynamics and modeling, regional climate-hydrology-land use connections (over the Nile River Basin and Horn of Africa), large inland lakes and regional climate processes, and regional climate change impacts and adaptation mechanisms for the water and agricultural sectors.
|Dr. Eleanor M. Blyth
Head, Land Surface Processes Group
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Areas of Interest: Land surface modelling, using data for benchmarking land-surface model performance, linking hydrological and meteorological models, land-atmosphere interactions and arctic land surface processes.
Dr. Chia Chou
Research Center for Environmental Changes
Areas of Interest: Tropical dynamics, climate variability and change, ocean-atmosphere-land interaction.
Prof. Rene Garreaud
Department of Geophysics
Center for Climate and Resilience Research
Universidad de Chile
Areas of Interest: Climate dynamics, synoptic and mountain meteorology.
Dr. Xin Li
Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
Areas of Interest: Land data assimilation, remote sensing of hydrology and cryosphere.
Dr. Siegfried D. Schubert
Senior Research Scientist
Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland USA
Climate variability and predictability, droughts, the hydrological cycle, extreme weather and climate events, and reanalysis.
Term begins in 2015.
Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth
Head, Climate Analysis Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado USA
Areas of Interest: Global energy and water cycle, climate variability and climate
Term ends in 2014
Prof. Remko Uijlenhoet
Chair, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group
Department of Environmental Sciences
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Areas of Interest: Catchment hydrology, hydrometeorology, and remote sensing of precipitation.
|Prof. Howard S. Wheater
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security
University of Saskatchewan
National Hydrology Research Centre
Areas of Interest: Hydrological processes; hydrological and precipitation modelling; flood risk, water resources and water quality management; arid zone hydrology.
Terms ends in 2014
Prof. Minghua Zhang
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)
Stony Brook University / SUNY
Stony Brook, NY USA
Areas of Interest: Climate modeling and climate feedback processes.