Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium

Dr. Arthur Hou
March 17, 1947 - November 20, 2013

Watch the video "Remembering Arthur Hou: A Legacy of Leadership"

 

Event Photos

The Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium at the 2014 PMM Science Team Meeting.The Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium at the 2014 PMM Science Team Meeting.
Dr. Michael Freilich, NASA Earth Science Division Director, speaking at the Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium Dr. Michael Freilich, NASA Earth Science Division Director, speaking at the Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium.
Dr. Piers Sellers, Deputy Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate, speaking at the Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium Dr. Piers Sellers, Deputy Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate, speaking at the Dr. Arthur Hou Memorial Symposium.
Dr. Piers Sellers and Dr. Riko Oki presenting plaques to the family of Dr. Arthur Hou Dr. Piers Sellers and Dr. Riko Oki presenting plaques to the family of Dr. Arthur Hou.

Arthur Hou’s Memorial Symposium will be a series of presentations from his colleagues representing many periods of his professional career. Check back to this website for details closer to the event: pmm.nasa.gov/arthur. Meanwhile, please RSVP to Lisa Nalborczyk at lisa.a.nalborczyk@nasa.gov or (301) 614-5087. You may also suggest presenters to Lisa.

Arthur was always the most positive, benevolent, humorous person. He faced his illness with great courage and grace, maintaining his sense of humor and dedication to his life’s work right up to the end.

Arthur was not only a superb scientist; he was also a gracious and thoughtful person. He forged international friendships with colleagues and partners around the word, while still finding time to mentor junior and mid-level scientists. His presence, leadership and generous personality set an example for all of us to follow. He was the consummate team player and will be greatly missed.

Arthur truly made GPM a global effort with a global team.  He excelled in providing scientific oversight for achieving GPM’s many science objectives and application goals, including delivering high-resolution precipitation data in near real time for better understanding, monitoring and prediction of global precipitation systems and high-impact weather events such as hurricanes.

Confirmed Speakers

Speaker Affiliation
Ramesh Kakar NASA HQ - Welcome/Introductions
Gail Skofonick-Jackson NASA GSFC – Welcome/Introductions
Scott Braun NASA GSFC – Welcome/Introductions
Michael Freilich NASA HQ
Franco Einaudi NASA GSFC - Retired
Isaac Held NOAA
James Carton University of Maryland
Ed Zipser University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Bob Adler ESSIC/University of Maryland
Erich Stocker NASA GSFC 
Chris Kummerow Colorado State University
Marshall Shepherd University of Georgia - Athens
Vincenzo Levizzani CNR-ISAC - Italy
Kenji Nakamura Nagoya University - Japan
Piers Sellers NASA GSFC
Sandra and Sarah Hou Arthur's wife and daughter

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