Project Description

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

CAROL ANNE CLAYSON is the director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute. She is also a senior scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Clayson has been tenured faculty at Florida State University and Purdue University, and was also the former Director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute. Her research covers the areas of air and sea interaction, satellite remote sensing, and ocean modeling. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. She received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President W. Clinton. Dr. Clayson received her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Clayson has served as a member of the NationalAcademies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate including the Committee on the Future of Rainfall Measuring Missions and the Committee to Review the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Strategic Plan and is currently a co-chair of the Climate Variability and Change: Seasonal to Centennial panel for the NASA Decadal Survey.