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Shawn McClure

Shawn McClure

Research Associate IV

Mailing Address:
Shawn McClure
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
  • 970-491-8455
About Me:

I’m a software engineer with over 30 years of experience in software development, database design, application development, systems analysis, and data modeling. I’m proficient in a wide variety of programming languages, design methodologies, and development techniques, and have designed and developed a wide variety of real-world software systems for a broad spectrum of applications across all phases of the software development life cycle. I’ve built relational database management systems, database-enabled websites, scientific and business applications, mission-critical data exchange applications, web services, and mobile desktop applications, and I’ve managed software development teams of between 2-5 people for a variety of corporations and Federal agencies.

Most recently, I’ve been developing the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) Technical Support System (TSS), an air quality decision support system designed to aid States and Tribes in the development of their State and Tribal Implementation Plans (SIPs and TIPs) for tracking progress related to the EPA’s Regional Haze Rule. The TSS includes an extensive subsystem for importing and post-processing ambient, modeled, and emissions data and provides a wide variety of end-user visualization and analysis tools (charts, graphs, and maps). I also develop and manage the Federal Land Manager Environmental Database (FED) for the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service as well as the Intermountain West Data Warehouse for the NPS, BLM, USFS, EPA, and the states of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Each of these projects involves the development of information system components to manage large volumes of air quality data and serve this data to end users on the web, and these components are being designed to leverage and significantly extend the integrated framework of database, software, and website infrastructure that was originally developed for the VIEWS project and which is now referred to as the CIRA Air Data Management System (ADMS). Details about these individual projects – as well as a number of other related projects that use the same infrastructure – can be found by clicking on the “Recent Work” links below.