Funding Opportunity Announced for ASR and RGCM

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) grants on topics related to the "Reduction of Tropical Cloud and Precipitation Biases in Global High Resolution Models" under the Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) programs. Priority will be given to applications that examine tropical clouds and precipitation in uniform high or variable resolution global models, global cloud resolving models, and/or regional models, in the context of tropical Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) campaigns and/or data from the ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) fixed sites. A summary of the announcement is available on the DOE Office of Science website. The complete announcement, including detailed submission instructions, can be found at Fed Connect.

Successful applications will be part of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program and/or the Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). The mission of ASR is to improve the treatment of clouds, precipitation, aerosols, and radiative transfer processes in atmospheric models that in turn are combined with ocean, terrestrial, and ice sheet models to make projections of climate change. The mission of Regional and Global Climate Modeling is to undertake scientific studies using state-of-the-science coupled climate and earth system models, with a focus on analyzing and improving regional and global climate change projections. The temporal scales of interest range from decadal to centennial.

Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2012, 11:59 EST, Reference Number DE-FOA-0000664. Note that a Letter of Intent is strongly encouraged by March 16, 2012.