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GEWEX 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 StephensGraeme Stephens

Co-Chair, GEWEX SSG
Director, Center for Climate Sciences
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA, USA
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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. SeneviratneSonia Seneviratne

Co-Chair, GEWEX SSG
Associate Professor, Land-Climate Dynamics
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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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).


R. AnyahProf. Richard O. Anyah

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science
Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
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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
UK
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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.


Chia ChouDr. Chia Chou

Research Fellow
Research Center for Environmental Changes
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
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Areas of Interest: Tropical dynamics, climate variability and change, ocean-atmosphere-land interaction.


Rene GarreaudProf. Rene Garreaud

Professor
Department of Geophysics
Center for Climate and Resilience Research
Universidad de Chile
Santiago, Chile
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Areas of Interest: Climate dynamics, synoptic and mountain meteorology.


Xin LiDr. Xin Li

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
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Areas of Interest: Land data assimilation, remote sensing of hydrology and cryosphere.

 


Dr. Paolo M. Ruti

Head
Climate and Impact Modeling Laboratory
Environmental and Energy Modeling Department
ENEA
Rome, Italy

Areas of Interest: Mid-latitude low frequency variability, regional climate processes, linking large-scale flow and regional climate variability, Mediterranean and African climates.

 


KTrenberth.jpg (2485 bytes)Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth

Head, Climate Analysis Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado USA
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Areas of Interest:  Global energy and water cycle, climate variability and climate change.



Prof. Remko UijlenhoetRemko Uijlenhoet

Chair, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group
Department of Environmental Sciences
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Areas of Interest: Catchment hydrology, hydrometeorology, and remote sensing of precipitation.



Howard WheaterProf. Howard S. Wheater

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security
University of Saskatchewan
National Hydrology Research Centre
Saskatoon, Canada
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Areas of Interest: Hydrological processes; hydrological and precipitation modelling; flood risk, water resources and water quality management; arid zone hydrology.


Prof. Minghua Zhang

Dean
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)
Stony Brook University / SUNY
Stony Brook, NY USA
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Areas of Interest:  Climate modeling and climate feedback processes.