I am a software engineer/programmer in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. I work in the Data Support Section, which is responsible for maintaining the CISL Research Data Archive (RDA). The RDA is a large collection of meteorological and oceanographic datasets and is used worldwide to support atmospheric and geoscience research.
Previously, I was a research associate in the Department of Atmospheric Science and a member of the Randall Research Group and CMMAP at Colorado State University. My work involved the design and testing of a global cloud-resolving numerical model on a geodesic grid geometry, and focused on the testing and analysis of key physical processes--including microphysics, radiation and turbulence--in a cloud-resolving Vector Vorticity Model (VVM). The source code development required both a scientific analysis of the model results and a computational analysis of the model performance.