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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: 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...
Posted: November 29, 2017
Naresh Devineni, civil engineer at The City College of New York, plans to use his recently-awarded 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study extreme events across the United States. The DOE Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research...
Posted: November 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research is seeking pre-applications for proposals to enhance the understanding of the Earth system by promoting a process- and system-level understanding of the modes of variability and change within the Earth system....
Jiwen Fan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted: November 08, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jiwen Fan, an atmospheric scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is the lead author of the most-read paper from the past 12 months on the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences website. Her paper, “Review of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Mechanisms, Significance,...
Dr. Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted: November 08, 2017
Dr. L. Ruby Leung, a distinguished atmospheric scientist specializing in climate modeling and the water cycle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was recently invited to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)....
From the top: Clara Deser, James Randerson, and Linda Mearns.
Posted: November 06, 2017
Three Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) scientists recently received American Geophysical Union (AGU) Section Awards for their outstanding contributions to science. They will be honored during the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in December. RGCM’s Clara Deser was honored in...
Posted: October 05, 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 research areas that are central to the Office of Science mission. These research...
Sea-ice floes collide in the Southern Ocean near the Mertz Glacier in August 1999. The Research Vessel Aurora Australis (inside the magenta box, which is approximately 100 meters wide) sits in the floe. Sea-ice modeling is the focus of one of the six funded projects.
Posted: October 03, 2017
Projects have been awarded under the U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, which is jointly supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). Each of these SciDAC projects...
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...

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