Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling

News

Gary Geernaert is the director of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
Posted: April 06, 2020
Dear everyone, We are in unprecedented times with this pandemic, and we anticipate that the interruptions that we are facing may continue for some time. Our National Labs have shut down most operations; field campaigns have been postponed; and universities are unable to provide the same level of...
Posted: February 01, 2021
One of the most remarkable changes faced by RGMA scientists over the past year is the shift to virtual conferences. While being online takes away the in-person aspect and the energy of thousands of attendees in a convention center, eliminating travel costs opens the door to greater engagement by...
The Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM) scientific focus area studies the roles of large-scale circulation and convection in the water cycle and the implications for variability and multidecadal changes of extreme events.
Posted: January 28, 2021
A scientific focus area in DOE’s Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) Program studies the roles of large-scale circulation and convection in the water cycle and the implications for variability and multidecadal changes of extreme events Planet Earth harbors 1.5 trillion cubic kilometers...
Key to reducing impacts of extreme events is understanding the critical processes responsible for precipitation. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.
Posted: January 28, 2021
Each year in the United States, extreme events associated with precipitation—flooding and droughts—impact the nation with billions of dollars in damage and devastating consequences for people and communities. A key to reducing these impacts is understanding the critical processes responsible for...
Posted: January 28, 2021
AGU Honors The American Geophysical Union (AGU) honored two research scientists doing work for RGMA projects during its 2020 Award Showcase, held during the AGU Fall Meeting, which took place virtually December 1 to 17, 2020. William D. Collins of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was...
The virtual lobby of the 2020 RGMA PI Meeting.
Posted: January 28, 2021
Over the course of three and a half days in October, there were more than 150 scientific presentations at the 2020 Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting. While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the meeting to a virtual format, RGMA Program Manager Renu Joseph...
Posted: January 28, 2021
I keep hearing that life has slowed down since the pandemic started 10-plus months ago. But whoever is saying that has not seen the work produced by the EESM scientists working on research funded by Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA). Since our last newsletter in October, we held a very...
Posted: December 29, 2020
ESMD, RGMA, and MSD scientists are at the virtual American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting. See the EESM presentations to plan your AMS schedule.
Posted: December 09, 2020
This schematic details the MODEX approach to scientific discovery (outer ring) and various DOE data, models, and analysis capabilities that should be linked as community resources based on open-science principles (inner sphere). The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental Systems...
Posted: December 09, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) encourages new and renewal applications for Implementation Grants. EPSCoR grants support early-stage research across a wide range of DOE science and technology program areas. Goals include improving...
Posted: December 09, 2020
Undergraduate students and recent college graduates can now apply for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. This program encourages the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers by providing research...
Posted: December 09, 2020
The US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels: Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis Panel Process Study and Model Improvement Panel Predictability, Prediction, and Applications Interface...
Posted: December 03, 2020
New leadership has arrived at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI). JGCRI Director Brian O’Neill, an earth systems scientist, is working with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) program-funded scientists across projects within the...
Posted: November 23, 2020
Researchers from the Earth System Model Development (ESMD), Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA), and MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) program areas are giving more than 130 presentations at the virtual 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, From December 1 to 17. See the full...
Illustration by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash.
Posted: October 07, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently strengthened its support of earth system model development and analysis with $7 million in funding for nine studies through the Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) and Earth System Model Development (ESMD) program areas. “As our computational...
Christina Patricola of Iowa State University (left) and Trevor Keenan of the University of California-Berkeley (right).
Posted: October 07, 2020
Two university scientists recently received funding for their RGMA-focused research as a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Christina Patricola of Iowa State University aims to improve the resilience of North American coastal systems to...
Posted: October 07, 2020
Like many conferences and meetings in 2020, the upcoming RGMA Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting will take place  virtually. It will be held via video conferencing October 13 to 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Register for the RGMA PI Meeting. According to RGMA Program Manager Renu Joseph...
Posted: October 07, 2020
A Core Project in DOE's Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) Program Focuses on Analyzing Simulations of Conditions and Processes in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean An aerial view of the summertime Arctic Ocean, and the German research icebreaker R/V Polarstern. It was taken during the...
Renu Joseph
Posted: October 06, 2020
Welcome to the first edition of RGMAgram. This quarterly newsletter will deliver important news and information while featuring the research activities and the people of RGMA. Over the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that everything has become a challenge—shopping, travel, and...
Posted: August 21, 2020
Two virtual meetings will be held in October 2020. The Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area Principle Investigator (PI) Meeting will be held October 13 to 16, 2020, and the Earth System Model Development (ESMD)/Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) PI meeting will be held the...
Cristiana Stan recently joined EESM under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment from George Mason University.
Posted: July 15, 2020
Cristiana Stan recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) program under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment. In her new EESM role, Stan—an associate professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia—will work across...
Clockwise from upper left: DOE Early Career Program recipients Matthew Hoffman, Trevor Keenan, Benjamin Sulman, and Christina Patricola.
Posted: July 07, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of 76 scientists from across the nation to receive funding for research as part of the DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Four awardees plan research projects connected to Earth and Environmental Systems...
E3SM
Posted: June 29, 2020
Did you know the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) project has a dedicated website at https://e3sm.org/? Check it out for detailed news and information on events, collaboration, research areas, data, publications, technical highlights, software, documentation, career opportunities, and more...
Posted: May 04, 2020
In this feature story published by the DOE Office of Science, discover how EESM-supported research is advancing the understanding of atmospheric rivers—large sections of the atmosphere full of water vapor—in water and climate cycles. An atmospheric river drove this storm over California’s Russian...
Posted: April 23, 2020
How can scientists collaborate to analyze and compare petabytes of data from all around the world on a short deadline? AGU’s Eos featured a story, “Hackathon Speeds Progress Toward Climate Model Collaboration,” by Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area scientists Wilbert Weijer of...
Posted: April 16, 2020
Researchers studied why the latest climate models indicate that the planet’s equilibrium climate sensitivity is greater than previous generations of models have predicted. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Why is the response of the global average surface temperature to a doubling...
Xujing Davis, Earth System Model Development Program Manager.
Posted: April 01, 2020
Xujing Davis has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as program manager for the Earth System Model Development (ESMD) component of the Earth and Environmental System Modeling Program (EESM).   In her new role, Dr. Davis is responsible for the development and demonstration of the Energy...
Stephen A. Klein
Posted: March 09, 2020
Congratulations to Stephen A. Klein of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He was recently appointed a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) at the 2020 AMS Annual Meeting in January. “I am grateful to my colleagues for the recognition of my contributions to the field,”...
Posted: December 20, 2019
Earth System Model Development and Analysis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science announced its interest in receiving research applications for Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM).  The goal of the EESM portfolio within the BER...
Posted: November 25, 2019
A funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for early career researchers is now available. The purpose of the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research...

Pages