FLASH project development has been an active collaboration between members of the Stormscale Hydrometeorology and Hydromodeling Groups of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the HyDROS Lab at the University of Oklahoma.


  • Jonathan J. Gourley
    Project Principal Investigator
  • Yang Hong
    Project Co-Principal Investigator
  • Kenneth Howard
    Project Co-Principal Investigator
  • Brian Kaney
    Web Design & Product Delivery
  • Pierre Kirstetter
  • Xianwu Xue
    IT Support
  • Carrie Langston
    IT Support
  • Ami Arthur
    GIS Specialist
  • Ke Zhang
  • Steven Martinaitis
    Training and R2O
  • Humberto Vergara

Current Graduate Students

  • Race Clark
    CIMMS Fellowship
    Research Topic: Development of a flash flood probability index based on meteorological, hydrologic, and societal factors
  • Zachary Flamig
    Developer (Lead)
    NASA Fellowship
    Research Topic: Use of Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting Framework to simulate characteristics of flash flooding in the US in the 21st century
  • Jess Erlingis
    NSF Fellowship
    Research Topic: Mass and energy budgets of air parcels responsible for the biggest flash flood events
  • Manabendra Saharia
    Research Topic: Space-time and geomorphological characteristics of flash floods in the US
  • Bertrand Marion
    Research Topic: Hydrologic evaluation of multi sensor QPE over complex terrain
  • Micheal Nguyen


  • Martin Calianno
    Current Affiliation: MeteoSwiss, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Lilly Rose Lagadec
    Current Affiliation: IRSTEA, Montpellier, France
  • Gina Hodges
    NSF Fellowship
    Current Affiliation: Devon Energy
  • Jill Hardy
    NSF Fellowship
    Current Affiliation: NOAA/NWS/WDTD
  • Marusa Spitalar
    Current Affiliation: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Thibaut Wassner
    Current Affiliation: l’École des Mines d’Alès, Alès, France
  • Pauline Jaunet
    Current Affiliation: MétéoFrance, Toulouse, France
  • Maria Moreno
    Current Affiliation:
  • Marine Giroud
    Current Affiliation: l’École des Mines d’Alès, Alès, France
  • Brandon Smith
    Current Affiliation: NSSL, Norman, OK
  • Elizabeth Mintmire Argyle
    Current Affiliation: University of Nottingham, UK
  • Galateia Terti
    Current Affiliation: University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France


  • Manos Anagnostou
    University of Connecticut
  • Isabelle Ruin
    Laboratoire d’étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, France
  • Ed Clark
    National Weather Service
  • Celine Lutoff
    Universite de Grenoble, France

If you are interested in research collaboration, graduate research opportunities, or post-doc positions on a topic related to FLASH or stormscale hydrometeorology in general, please feel free to contact us. We welcome new investigators, especially those with unique insights and interdisciplinary research experience.