WRF-Hydro® Team

David Gochis

Scientist III

Project Role: Principal Investigator/Team Lead

Matthew Casali

Assoc Scientist II

Project Role: Geospatial Dataset Development

Aubrey Dugger

Proj Mgr II

Project Role: Hydrologic Processes & Model Evaluation
Focus Area(s): Hydrologic process modeling, land cover change & disturbance, ecohydrology. Has served leadership roles in hydrologic process model development, multivariate model evaluation, and parameter estimation and regionalization. Research interests focus on understanding disturbance impacts on downstream water systems, including the use of remote sensing.

Andrew Gaydos

Soft Eng/Prog III

Project Role: Web Mapping & Data Services
Focus Area(s): Data access and visualization using web services and web-based tools. Custom development of server and client-side solutions for efficient access, transmission, and presentation of temporally and spatially based datasets. Andy’s primary focus is the development of the HydroInspector application used to visualize realtime and archived forecasts from the National Water Model.

Joe Grim

Proj Scientist I

Project Role: Forcing & Bias Correction

Amir Mazrooei

Assoc Scientist III

Project Role: Hydrometeorological Modeling and Data Analysis
Focus Area(s): Improvement of Hydrologic Forecasting, Machine Learning, Data Assimilation, Meteorological downscaling methods

Molly McAllister

Assoc Scientist III

Project Role: Project Liaison, Training, & Community Engagement
Focus Area(s): Communications, Outreach, User Experience (UX), Product creation & evaluation for diverse stakeholder needs

Alyssa McCluskey

Proj Mgr I

Project Role: Project Management
Focus Area(s): Progress reports, staff allocations, budgets

Arezoo RafieeiNasab

Proj Scientist I

Project Role: Data Assimilation, Calibration

Kevin Sampson

Assoc Scientist IV

Project Role: Geospatial Dataset Development Lead

David Yates

Scientist III

Project Role: Channel & Reservoir Routing, Water Management

Yongxin Zhang

Proj Scientist II

Project Role: analysis of hydrometeorological processes, climate modeling and diagnostics
Focus Area(s): Mesoscale Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Climate Diagnostics and Modeling.
With WRF-Hydro, Yongxin is primarily focused on the generation of the forcing data, long-term retrospective hindcasts, analyses of extreme streamflow and connections with climate variability.