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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...
Ruby Leung
Posted: January 30, 2016
Dr. L. Ruby Leung, an internationally renowned atmospheric scientist specializing in climate modeling and the water cycle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project as Chief Climate...
Posted: January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Francesca Samsel (The University of Texas at Austin), Mark Petersen (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Terece Turton (The University of Texas at Austin), Gregory Abram (The University of Texas at Austin), David Rogers (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and James Ahrens (Los Alamos...
Posted: January 08, 2016
Distinguished Earth and Environmental System Modeling colleagues, Chris Bretherton, Phil Rasch, Alex Guenther, Bette Otto-Bliesner, and Ping Yang, are among the 60 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows elected for 2015. The new Fellows were honored during the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San...
Posted: January 07, 2016
Distinguished Earth and Environmental System Modeling colleagues David Bader, Rong Fu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, and Minghua Zhang are among the newly appointed American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2016 Fellows. These members were honored during the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 10 to...
Pictured left to right: Dorothy Koch, Program Manager for the Earth System Modeling Program of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science, the sponsor of the ACME project; Douglas Jacobsen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories; Gautam Bisht, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Dave Bader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Renata McCoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Posted: December 30, 2015
Congratulations to Gautam Bisht, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and to Douglas Jacobsen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, on receiving a commendation from the ACME Executive Council. The awards were presented by Dr. Dorothy Koch, Earth System Modeling Program, Climate and Environmental...
Posted: December 15, 2015
The Earth System Modeling Program recently launched a DOE-laboratory-led project to develop the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME). ACME aims to design and perform high-resolution climate simulations efficiently on Leadership Computing Facility computers, in order to advance research on...
Posted: November 05, 2015
AGU will hold its 48th annual Fall Meeting December 14-18, 2015, in San Francisco, California. The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases...
The Southern Ocean's clouds can cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight that would otherwise be absorbed by the darker ocean below. Phytoplankton help with that. Image courtesy of NASA.
Posted: September 21, 2015
How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of Earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world's remotest ocean shows that ocean life is responsible for up to half the cloud droplets that pop in and out of existence during summer. A...
Posted: September 15, 2015
The 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...
Pictured left to right: Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories; Bill Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Sharlene Weatherwax, U.S. DOE; Renata McCoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Dave Bader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Jim Foucar, Sandia National Laboratories; and Dorothy Koch, Program Manager for the Earth System Modeling Program of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science, the sponsor of the ACME project.
Posted: July 17, 2015
Congratulations to atmospheric scientists Drs. Susannah Burrows at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and James Foucar at Sandia National Laboratories, on receiving a commendation from the ACME Executive Council and presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the...
Dean N. Williams
Posted: June 26, 2015
Computational researcher Dean N. Williams has been named one of the Distinguished Members of Technical Staff for extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by his professional peers and the larger community....

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