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.  The Terms of Operation (TOO) defines how the DTC operates.  

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.

Gretchen Mullendore, NCAR
Anil Rao, Air Force
Ivanka Stajner, NOAA/NWS
Jennifer Mahoney, NOAA/OAR

DTC Management Board

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


Louisa Nance, DTC Director


Jian-Wen Bao, OAR
Curtis Alexander, OAR
Kevin Garrett, NWS
Fanglin Yan, NWS


Michael Ek
Sue Ellen Haupt

Air Force

Bonnie Brown
Steve Lack

DTC Science Advisory Board

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

Alex Reinecke, NRL
Becky Adams-Selin, AER
Chris Melick, Air Force
Christiane Jablonowski, University of Michigan
Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gudrun Magnusdottir, UC Irvine
Hui-Ya Chuang, EMC
Julio Bacmeister, NCAR
Lisa Bengtsson, CIRES & PSL
Mian Chin, NASA
Michael Toy, CIRES & GSL
Ryan Torn, SUNY-Albany
Yvette Richardson, Penn State University
Jon Poterjoy, University of Maryland
James Correia, CIRES & WPC

Aurore Porson, UK Met Office
Alexandra Anderson-Frey, University of Washington-Seattle