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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...
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...
AGU Centennial - Advancing Earth and Space Science
Posted: October 29, 2019
As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse community at the newly renovated Moscone Center as we collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore and develop our research. Don’t miss this once-in-a-...
Posted: September 23, 2019
Global earth system modeling is a complex science. In addition to observation, theory, and computer science, modeling involves model output “data”—a lot of data. A massive task for scientists contributing to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is not only dealing with the vast...
A “word cloud” generated from the workshop whitepaper, “Assessing the Simulation of Precipitation in Earth System Models.”
Posted: June 21, 2019
The Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Program Area within the Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling Program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division at the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a workshop focused on "Assessing the Simulation of Precipitation in Earth System Models...
Posted: May 31, 2019
A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Physical Scientist responsible for enhancing predictive modeling capabilities, through the incorporation of advanced...
Posted: April 15, 2019
DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research is hiring a second federal manager for the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. A successful candidate in this position will serve as the physical scientist responsible for air chemistry, aerosol physics, cloud physics, atmospheric...
Posted: February 17, 2019
Congratulations to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Research Scientist Paul Durack, who recently received the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) 2018 Data Prize for his leadership of the input4MIPs project. Durack was selected in late December 2018 by a prize committee comprised...
Posted: January 01, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program is now accepting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), including the Atmospheric...
Posted: December 26, 2018
The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. Be sure your work is noticed! Follow this link and provide information so that your presentation or poster is represented and is discoverable by your colleagues. 
Bolger Center, site of EESM PI Meeting
Posted: November 19, 2018
The EESM Principal Investigator's Meeting was held November 5 to 9, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland.  A joint plenary was followed by focused sessions for each individual program activity. Poster and breakout sessions were conducted throughout the week. See the full agenda and abstracts.
Posted: November 05, 2018
As one of the world’s largest science gatherings, the AGU Fall Meeting puts you—and your research—at the center of a global community of scientists. Be sure they can find you! Follow this link and provide information so that your presentation or poster is represented and is discoverable by your...
Posted: August 13, 2018
NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement is accessible via NOAA’s CPO website. The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams, to evaluate, improve, and analyze land components of earth system models such as E3SM and GFDL.  For successful...
Posted: August 06, 2018
The Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) has published its five-year strategic plan for 2018 to 2023. CESD resides within the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and includes  Earth and Environmental Systems...
Posted: August 01, 2018
A focused group of scientists met July 18 to 20, 2018 at Snowmass, Colorado for the Analyses of Multi-Sector Energy and Environmental Dynamics Workshop, sponsored by the Department of Energy and Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies. DOE Director for Climate and Environmental...
Posted: July 31, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $10 million in funding for 13 projects aimed at further enhancing one of the world’s most sophisticated computer models for understanding weather and climate patterns.  The DOE-supported Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) seeks to provide...
The high-resolution E3SM earth system model simulates the strongest storms with surface winds exceeding 150 mph—hurricanes that leave cold wakes that are 2 to 4 degrees Celsius cooler than their surroundings. This simulation from E3SM represents how sea surface temperature changes evolve as a hurricane (seen here approaching the U.S. East Coast) moves across the Atlantic and how the resultant cold wake affects subsequent intensification of the next hurricane.
Posted: May 01, 2018
A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. After four years of development, the Energy Exascale...
In 2012, the U.S. Navy used the CICE model to guide a joint U.S.-Russian convoy through 300 miles of sea ice to resupply Nome, Alaska with emergency fuel.
Posted: March 12, 2018
You might say that ice runs in Elizabeth Hunke’s blood. The U.S. Department of Energy scientist who created the nation’s premier model used by NOAA, the U.S. Navy, and many scientists to predict sea ice got a taste for ice as a child. The daughter of a Coast Guard officer, Hunke grew up around sea...
Dr. Ghassem Asrar
Posted: January 23, 2018
In recognition of an exceptional career devoted to earth science, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientist Dr. Ghassem Asrar received the 2018 Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences by an Individual. Asrar accepted the award January 10 at the 2018 American...
Posted: December 20, 2017
A funding opportunity for early career researchers in universities and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is available from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The purpose of the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program is to support the...
Posted: December 20, 2017
Charlie Koven, earth system staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been awarded the 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study weather events in the western United States. The DOE Office of Science, Biological and Environmental...

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