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 meeting.
Singh was singled out by the software engineering/coupling co-leads for his “critical role and sustained effort as an integrator for the Atmosphere Group during a difficult time culminating in the first version (v1) of the ACME model.” He was praised for his positive and generous contributions, stepping in to help the team during crunch times. As one of three top contributors to the team’s “github repository,” Singh plays an essential role in maintaining broad code coverage for atmospheric tests, a critical component to the ACME software engineering strategy.
Tang was honored for his “extraordinary contribution to the ACME land model through development of reactive transport and biogeochemistry modeling and contributions to diagnosing the water budget in the ACME v1 model.” Tang works to design, test, and evaluate numerical models to investigate the feedbacks between land processes and the climate.
Sponsored by the Earth System Modeling (ESM) program within DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, ACME is the only major national modeling project designed to address DOE science and mission needs and to efficiently use DOE current and future leadership computing facilities.