SCIHM Project Team

Project Team Members

David Gochis, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Hydrometeorologist, co-developer of WRF-Hydro system

Rick Hooper, CUAHSI
Community engagement liaison for project and CUAHSI community

Shantenu Jha, Rutgers University
Integrating standards-based computer and data cyber-infrastructure, e.g., SAGA-iRODS; interoperable XSEDE-PRACE solutions

Ilya Zaslavsky, San Diego Supercomputer Center
CUAHSI HIS architect and co-developer of WaterML standard


Project Team Organizations



National Center for Atmospheric Research
The NCAR, managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behaviour of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. Today, NCAR provides the university research and teaching community with tools such as aircraft and radar to observe the atmosphere and with the technology and assistance to interpret and use these observations, including supercomputer access, computer models, user support, and cooperatively developed models such as Community Earth System Model (CESM), Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF), and Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM).

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.

CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science) is an organization representing 112 United States member universities, 7 affiliate member universities, and 16 international affiliate members.  CUAHSI receives support from the National Science Foundation to develop infrastructure and services for the advancement of hydrologic science and education in the U.S. CUAHSI and CIMA signed an International Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint collaboration for HMR with special focus on data sharing, publication of model results, and integration/assimilation of in situ data, remotely sensed data, and models for both basic research and applications to water resources management and hazards prediction. The following CUAHSI's Programs and Services are relevant for the DRIHM project: Hydrologic Information System (HIS) and Community Hydrologic Modelling Platform (CHyMP).  The mission of CUAHSI-HIS is to enhance hydrologic science by facilitating user access to more and better data for testing hypotheses and analyzing hydrologic processes.  The goals of the CUAHSI-HIS are to unite the nation's water information, to make it universally accessible and useful, and to provide access to the data sources, tools and models that enable the synthesis, visualization and evaluation of the behaviour of hydrologic systems.  The project has three parts: a national e-Science system for sharing hydrologic data, research into hydrologic information science, and support for the hydrologic information community.  As an initiative for its next 5-year phase, CUAHSI is proposing to launch a major effort towards the development of a Community Hydrologic Modelling Platform (CHyMP).


Rutgers University

The State University of New Jersey (usually referred to as Rutgers University) is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers is engaged with such areas of interest as green networks, next generation internet architectures, dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, resource management, information security, underwater communications, signal processing, visual computing, computational science and engineering, cloud computing, virtual reality, silicon photonics, multifunctional sensors, materials and devices for green energy, nanophotonics, bioelectronics, analog and digital integrated circuit design.



San Diego Supercomputer Center