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.

Bill Mahoney, NCAR
Mike Farrar, Air Force
Brian Gross, NOAA/NWS
Curtis Alexander, 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.


Louisa Nance, Acting DTC Director


Jian-Wen Bao, OAR
George Grell, OAR
Fred Toepfer, NWS
Ivanka Stajner, NWS


Michael Ek
Chris Davis

Air Force

Jeff Cetola
John McMillen

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
Kathy Gilbert, NCEP/WPC
Vincent Larson, University of Wisconsin
Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma
Tom Galarneau, University of Arizona
Phil Pegion, ESRL/PSD
S. G. Gopalakrishnan, AOML
Evan Kuchera, US Air Force
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois
Tim Whitcomb, NRL
Rusty Benson, GFDL
Vijay Tallapragada, NCEP/EMC
Robert Pincus, University of Colorado
Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
Todd Hutchinson, WSI
Andrew Gettelman, NCAR
Lou Wicker, NSSL