Claire Carouge (she/her)
Team Leader, Land Modelling Infrastructure
Claire is the leader of the Land modelling infrastructure team. At the ACCESS-NRI, she is responsible for delivering a modelling infrastructure for the land research in Australia. This infrastructure is to be informed by the needs of the Australian Land modelling research community. The land modelling setup will be designed to streamline the research activity and to integrate within the overall infrastructure for climate modelling developed at the ACCESS-NRI.
Before joining the ACCESS-NRI, Claire was the team leader of the Computational Modelling Support team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX), which provides expert advice to researchers on how to use ACCESS and its individual model components and maintains some of these models for the Australian research community. The team also helps researchers perform their data analysis.
Claire holds a PhD in Earth Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 2006 titled “Towards inferring European daily CO2 fluxes at high spatial resolution by inversion of the atmospheric transport”.
During her career as a research software engineer, Claire has worked with models covering different parts of the climate system: ocean, atmosphere, land and atmospheric chemistry. In recent years, her work focused on the land surface model CABLE, including successful coupling of CABLE to the atmospheric regional model WRF.
Claire’s favourite aspect of her work is to accelerate climate research in Australia by facilitating researcher’s access to climate models and data. She also enjoys adapting both climate models and data analysis workflows to enable more ambitious research.
Outside work, Claire enjoys reading, hiking and playing video games.