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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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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.
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...
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: 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....
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)....
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Posted: May 09, 2016
While DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program, and Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project in Earth System Modeling (ESM) program have made considerable contributions to understanding of the atmospheric...
Posted: February 05, 2016
On February 5, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) opened a new DOE national laboratory announcement and a companion funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) activity. The CMDV activity is a new...

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