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Clark Kirkman IV has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington where he studied high latitude climate and sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere interactions of the Southern Ocean. He previously obtained a MS in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining IDM, Clark worked as a Software Engineer for Vaisala, where he supported and developed software and processes for assessing wind and solar energy sources. He focused on delivering flexible-yet-automated processes to the internal assessment production team to help them stay focused on the creative parts of their jobs and improve their productivity. He now applies his do-what-needs-to-be-done approach and passion for helping team members be more productive to IDM, where he directly supports researchers with their software needs, including the DTK tools.