Daryl Herzmann

Daryl Herzmann is a Systems Analyst within the Department of Agronomy.  His responsibilities include the development of the Iowa Environmental Mesonet(https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu) website, which is a data warehouse of Iowa and beyond environmental information supporting numerous research activities within the Iowa Water Center and beyond.  Daryl got his start on the project after graduating with a Meteorology BS degree back in 2001.  He has expertise in dealing with disparate real-time flows of data and providing web scale services and products.  He lives in Ankeny and enjoys the wide variety of weather Iowa’s strong seasonality provides.

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William Gutowski

Bill Gutowski is a Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University. He does research and teaches on climate change, weather and climate extremes and the impacts of climate change on society, especially water-related impacts. His work has had special focus on changing climate in regions of the world such as Africa, the Arctic and the U.S. Bill received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from M.I.T. in 1984. He has served on national and international programs that have guided the course of climate research worldwide, such as the World Meteorological Organization’s World Climate Research Programme. He has also coauthored reports on climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Bill enjoys riding his bike and hiking when he can, especially in the hills of western New England, where he grew up. 

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Kristie Franz

Dr. Kristie Franz is a Professor of Hydrology and Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University.  She teaches courses in surface water hydrology, water resources, and hydrologic modeling and maintains an active research program. Kristie has been investigating streamflow prediction for nearly 20 years with the goal of improving forecasting methods for more accurate and informative hydrologic forecasts. Her work also includes advancing the understanding and modeling of the coupled effects of climate and human impacts on watershed processes, including the development and application of a socio-hydrologic model to explore land and water management under future climate conditions. Other recent work includes an interdisciplinary effort to foster interaction between stakeholders through use of an agent-based model designed to support collaborative action towards improving watershed conditions. She holds a MS in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Kristie lives in north Ames with her husband and two kids in a house that sits on one of the highest points above the Skunk River floodplain in the area.

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