DTC Charter

The responsibilities for the operation of the DTC are described in the DTC Charter. The DTC management plan is based on a hierarchical structure of boards and committees whose members represent the interests of the NWP community.

DTC Executive Committee

The DTC EC, which is composed of representatives from both the research and operational units of the modeling community, provides executive oversight for the DTC.

Jim Hurrell, NCAR
Ralph Stoffler, Air Force
Bill Lapenta, NOAA/NWS
Kevin Kelleher, NOAA/OAR

DTC Management Board

The DTC Management Board assists the DTC Director in preparing the AOP, annual budget, the selection of codes for testing, and proposals for multi-year code testing and evaluation projects.


Bill Kuo, DTC Director


Jian-Wen Bao, OAR
George Grell, OAR
Fred Toepfer, NWS
Brian Gross, NWS


Bill Mahoney
Joe Klemp

Air Force

Jeffrey Jarry
Jeff Cetola

DTC Science Advisory Board

The DTC Science Advisory Board assists the DTC Director in shaping the strategic direction and objectives for the DTC.

Tom Auligne, JCSDA
Brad Colman, Climate Corporation
Adam Clark, NSSL
Kathy Gilbert, NCEP/WPC
Vincent Larson, University of Wisconsin
Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma
Tom Galarneau, University of Arizona
Phil Pegion, ESRL/PSD
David Gochis, NCAR
S. G. Gopalakrishnan, AOML
Kayo Ide, University of Maryland
Russ Schumacher, CSU
David Vollmer, USAF Academy
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois
Tim Whitcomb, NRL
Rusty Benson, GFDL
Vijay Tallapragada, NCEP/EMC