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Posted: September 06, 2017
In preparation for its first model release, the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project will transition its name to the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM). This name change better reflects the emphasis the project has on its capability to model the full earth system and it...
Jiwen Fan
Posted: August 31, 2017
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory atmospheric scientist Jiwen Fan will use her 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study severe thunderstorms in the central United States. The DOE Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research will...
James Randerson, University of California, Irvine
Posted: August 28, 2017
James Randerson, earth system scientist at University of California, Irvine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Randerson is among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected worldwide to the 2017 class. The NAS is a private, nonprofit...
Jon Wolfe and Azamat Mametjanov, pictured here with the ACME Executive Committee members and BER leadership.
Posted: August 22, 2017
Jon Wolfe and Azamat Mametjanov were honored with a commendation from the ACME Executive Committee presented by Sharlene Weatherwax, Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), at the June 2017 ACME meeting. The awards are given at...
L. Ruby Leung
Posted: August 07, 2017
Dr. L. Ruby Leung, a globally renowned atmospheric scientist specializing in climate modeling and the water cycle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, recently was named a Battelle Fellow. It is Battelle’s most distinguished research scientist position. Leung joined the Pacific Northwest...
Yang Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted: June 27, 2017
It might seem surprising to know that dust actually helps clear the air. That’s what scientists found in a recent study published in Nature Communications. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers, working with scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Nanjing University of...
Wuyin Lin, Po-Lun Ma and Adrian Turner received a commendation from the ACME Executive Committee presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research.
Posted: March 31, 2017
Wuyin Lin, Po-Lun Ma and Adrian Turner received a commendation from the ACME Executive Commitee presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research, an office of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science. The awards...
Posted: February 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is accepting new applicants for supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These...
Ruby Leung
Posted: February 22, 2017
Dr. L. Ruby Leung, an internationally renowned atmospheric scientist specializing in climate modeling and the water cycle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Leung is among the 106 new members elected...
Posted: December 16, 2016
Distinguished Regional and Global Climate Modeling’s (RGCM) scientists Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University, has been elected as a 2017 Fellow for the American Meteorological Society (AMS). RGCM colleague Fei Fei Jin, University of Hawaii at Manoa, was also honored with a 2016 American Geophysical...
Posted: December 16, 2016
Balwinder Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Jinyun Tang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, were honored with an Outstanding Contribution Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project during the group’s bi-annual science team...
Multiple storm systems converge over the Great Plains into immense thunderstorms that bring much of the spring rainfall. Courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility
Posted: December 16, 2016
Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great Plains and the Atlantic Ocean produces winds that carry moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great...
Posted: November 18, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Scientific Development through the Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership are seeking pre-applications for proposals to advance computational climate...
Posted: August 11, 2016
There is a growing demand for reliable high-resolution, coupled-climate information in two communities: the predictions and projections communities. Recognizing the common challenges and capitalizing on the potential synergies, the Regional and Global Climate Modeling program within the Office of...
Posted: May 09, 2016
While DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program, and Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project in Earth System Modeling (ESM) program have made considerable contributions to understanding of the atmospheric...
Posted: February 11, 2016
DE-FOA-0001531: Regional and Global Climate Modeling and Integrated Assessment Research – An Integration Framework for Multi-Model, U.S. Regional Climate Evaluation that Incorporates Local Human Influences for Research at the Energy-Water-Land Nexus The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional and...
Posted: February 05, 2016
On February 5, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) opened a new DOE national laboratory announcement and a companion funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) activity. The CMDV activity is a new...
Ruby Leung
Posted: January 30, 2016
Dr. L. Ruby Leung, an internationally renowned atmospheric scientist specializing in climate modeling and the water cycle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project as Chief Climate...
Posted: January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Francesca Samsel (The University of Texas at Austin), Mark Petersen (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Terece Turton (The University of Texas at Austin), Gregory Abram (The University of Texas at Austin), David Rogers (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and James Ahrens (Los Alamos...
Posted: January 08, 2016
Distinguished Climate and Earth System Modeling colleagues, Chris Bretherton, Phil Rasch, Alex Guenther, Bette Otto-Bliesner, and Ping Yang, are among the 60 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows elected for 2015. The new Fellows were honored during the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco,...
Posted: January 07, 2016
Distinguished Climate and Earth System Modeling colleagues David Bader, Rong Fu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, and Minghua Zhang are among the newly appointed American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2016 Fellows. These members were honored during the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 10 to 14....
Pictured left to right: Dorothy Koch, Program Manager for the Earth System Modeling Program of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science, the sponsor of the ACME project; Douglas Jacobsen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories; Gautam Bisht, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Dave Bader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Renata McCoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Posted: December 30, 2015
Congratulations to Gautam Bisht, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and to Douglas Jacobsen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, on receiving a commendation from the ACME Executive Council. The awards were presented by Dr. Dorothy Koch, Earth System Modeling Program, Climate and Environmental...
Posted: December 15, 2015
The Earth System Modeling Program recently launched a DOE-laboratory-led project to develop the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME). ACME aims to design and perform high-resolution climate simulations efficiently on Leadership Computing Facility computers, in order to advance research on...
Posted: November 25, 2015
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has launched the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP). This will be a collaborative effort in which NERSC will partner with code teams and library and tools developers to prepare for the...
Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR)
Posted: November 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected the next set of partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program, a collaborative effort of application development teams and staff from the OLCF Scientific Computing...
Posted: November 05, 2015
AGU will hold its 48th annual Fall Meeting December 14-18, 2015, in San Francisco, California. The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases...
Posted: October 07, 2015
A novel system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and nine partners that enables climate researchers to solve their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges has netted the team a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award. The partnership that brought the novel...
The Southern Ocean's clouds can cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight that would otherwise be absorbed by the darker ocean below. Phytoplankton help with that. Image courtesy of NASA.
Posted: September 21, 2015
How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of Earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world's remotest ocean shows that ocean life is responsible for up to half the cloud droplets that pop in and out of existence during summer. A...
Posted: September 15, 2015
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is accepting new applicants for supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These...
J. Keith Moore, University of California, Irvine
Posted: September 03, 2015
Marine biogeochemist and model developer J. Keith Moore received the 2015 Community Earth System Model (CESM) Distinguished Award at the 20th Annual CESM Workshop on June 15. Moore, Associate Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, was cited for more than 10 years...

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