Clara Draper

Position

Scientist

Team

Forecast and Modeling Development

Affiliation

CIRES

Contact

(303) 497-4467

clara.draper@noaa.gov

About

Dr Draper’s research is focussed on land data assimilation, and includes developing algorithms and data assimilation coupling strategies, assimilation of novel observations, and evaluating and understanding the role of land data assimilation in atmospheric prediction across a range of time scales. Her current projects include developing a coupled land/atmosphere data assimilation system for NOAA’s UFS numerical weather prediction system, modernizing the UFS snow data assimilation system, and improving the assimilation of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) soil moisture observations into numerical weather prediction models.

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of Melbourne (Australia), 2011
  • M.Sc., Meteorology, Monash University (Australia) , 2006