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Posted: January 08, 2022
The 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting will be held virtually from January 23 to 27, 2022.  Submit presentation abstracts View all EESM-related presentations The theme for the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting is “Environmental Security: Weather, water, and climate for a more secure...
Posted: December 06, 2021
At the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting, more than 150 oral presentations, invited talks, posters, and town halls will feature EESM science. Get a comprehensive list of EESM AGU presentations and plan your attendance. 
Posted: December 02, 2021
A new report details the results of the November 2020 multi-agency Coastal Integrated Hydro-Terrestrial Modeling (C-IHTM) workshop series. Organized around five sessions held over five days, the workshop focused on the challenges of modeling and evaluating coastal landscapes of co-evolving human...
ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
Posted: December 01, 2021
The Department of Energy Office (DOE) Office of Science has opened a call for the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program’s Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program. Open to scientists from the research community in industry, academia, and national laboratories, ALCC allocates 10...
AGU Fall Meeting
Posted: December 01, 2021
One of the more difficult changes faced by RGMA scientists over the past year and a half is the shift to virtual conferences and the challenge of sharing their science. While being online can take away the in-person aspect and the energy of thousands of attendees in a convention center, eliminating...
Sea ice.
Posted: December 01, 2021
The CICE Consortium earned a spot in the R&D World’s top 100 innovation awards for 2021 and won the Gold Medal for Corporate Social Responsibility. Notably, this award was not just for the CICE sea ice code but for the Consortium as an organization. The Consortium was set up as an experiment in...
Posted: December 01, 2021
Complex earth systems prompt complex models, which in turn require complex evaluations This diagram sums up the interactive earth systems that underlie the research efforts of the U.S. Department of Energy science focus area known as Reducing Uncertainties in Biogeochemical Interactions through...
Posted: December 01, 2021
Dear friends of RGMA, I hope you all are well. With any luck, we will see a gradual return to normalcy after more than a year and a half of the COVID pandemic. Because this edition of RGMAgram has important updates about a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), we are sending the newsletter to a...
Posted: November 30, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans to provide $70 million for research in Earth system model development which will contribute to further development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) through collaborations that will use DOE high performance computers to...
Posted: November 15, 2021
Coastal regions today are facing a wide array of challenges, ranging from extreme weather events, ecosystem transitions, shoreline change, and other stressors with implications for people, infrastructure, and economies, including energy and water supplies, transportation, land and resource...
Posted: November 02, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide $10 million for new grants to universities, other academic institutions, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and other federal agencies within the area of Earth and environmental systems modeling research. Grants...
Posted: October 20, 2021
L. Ruby Leung is one of the three DOE National Laboratory scientists named as DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellows. Photo is by Andrea Starr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named atmospheric scientist L. Ruby Leung of Pacific...
Posted: October 20, 2021
Olga Tweedy. Olga Tweedy recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM) program through an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. In her new EESM role, Tweedy will work across the...
Posted: August 26, 2021
Mark Zelinka, recipient of the 2022 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award. The Council of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has voted to award Mark Zelinka of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) the Henry G. Houghton Award. An atmospheric scientist at LLNL, Zelinka was cited by AMS for “...
Posted: August 25, 2021
The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Advisory Committee (BERAC) seeks input to assess BER’s standing in relation to related research efforts nationally and internationally, and to consider strategies that would increase BER’s ability to conduct world-class science in core BER research...
Posted: August 18, 2021
L. Ruby Leung, recipient of the 2022 AMS Hydrologic Sciences Medal. Photo by Andrea Starr | PNNL.  The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has announced winners of its 2022 awards and honors, including the Hydrologic Sciences Medal recipient, L. Ruby Leung of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...
Posted: August 02, 2021
Efforts Aim to Enhance Understanding of Earth System Predictability The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.7 million in funding for 11 studies (projects) to improve understanding of Earth system predictability and DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a state-of-the-science...
Posted: July 30, 2021
Kate Calvin of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and lead PI for EESM’s Global Change Intersectoral Modeling System (GCIMS) Scientific Focus Area, discusses climate science with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. In case you missed it, Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm hosted a...
NOAA-DOE Precipitation Processes and Predictability workshop report.
Posted: July 20, 2021
How can we improve our ability to predict precipitation variability and extremes? To answer this question, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office's (CPO's) Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division and the U.S. Department of Energy's Earth and...
Posted: July 01, 2021
Mesoscale convective systems are a class of large storms, ranging in size from approximately 10 to 1,000 kilometers, that play a key role in Earth's energy and hydrological cycles.Image by Stephanie King, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  Twenty years of data on strong thunderstorms to help...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientist Ian Kraucunas on the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon, during an extreme low tide on a rare sunny winter day in early 2021. Photo is courtesy of Ian Kraucunas.
Posted: June 29, 2021
From atmospheric science to multisector dynamics to coastal systems, one scientist likes taking on new challenges Ian Kraucunas, a scientist and manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has led a series of projects focused on the complex interactions among human and natural systems...
Posted: June 09, 2021
An interdisciplinary collaboration identifies previously overlooked errors in atmospheric models This story was originally published on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) website. By Beth Mundy, PNNL Hui Wan wants to help create more accurate computer-based models of the Earth’s...
ESMD-E3SM 2020 PI Meeting Report
Posted: May 17, 2021
The Earth System Model Development (ESMD) - Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) Principal Investigator (PI) meeting convened virtually October 26–29, 2020. The meeting facilitated interactions between E3SM and its closely related projects, which are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (...
Posted: May 06, 2021
Papers will inform the design of workshops for new Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability (AI4ESP) This schematic details the model-experiment (MODEX) approach to scientific discovery (outer ring) and various DOE data, models, and analysis capabilities that should be linked as...
Posted: April 14, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) INCITE program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns across a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. Open to researchers from academia, government labs, and industry, the Innovative...
Posted: March 24, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (DOE ASCR) announced a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of $13.5 million over three years to support research using data science and computation-based methods, including artificial intelligence and machine...
Posted: March 18, 2021
The American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society have recently announced submission deadlines for the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting and the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting. AGU deadline for proposals: The deadline is April 14 to submit proposals for general scientific sessions, town halls,...
Comparison of precipitation bias relative to GPCPv2.3 between E3SMv2 and v1 for the piControl simulations. Green shading indicates areas with excessive precipitation, brown shading regions with dry biases.
Posted: March 16, 2021
In March 2021, the E3SM project will tag the code base for the E3SMv2 Water Cycle low-resolution configuration (~100 km horizontal resolution in the atmosphere), less than three years after tagging the previous E3SMv1 version. Despite the short development cycle compared to typical Earth System...
Porting COSMO (Consortium for Small-Scale Modeling) to acceleration based higher architecture by replacing physical parametrization and data assimilation with code using Fortran and directives, and dynamical core with C++ and a domain-specific language (DSL) that abstracts the hardware architecture. (https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1665-2018).
Posted: March 09, 2021
Keynote speaker Oliver Fuhrer from the Federal Institute of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and Vulcan Inc. presented a captivating talk on “Learning how to forget – how high-level abstractions can help bridge the gap between productivity and performance” at the virtual Earth System Model...
Diurnal cycle of March-April-May mean at the South Great Plains Site, comparing a one year experimental run with 3-hourly output (Black) and hourly ARM data (red). Solid lines are first harmonics of the composite diurnal cycle.
Posted: March 02, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility provides high-frequency, long-term in-situ measurements that are invaluable in developing and improving climate models. A metrics and diagnostics package called ARM-Diags was developed to further facilitate the...

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