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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...
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: 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,...
Posted: February 01, 2021
One of the most remarkable changes faced by RGMA scientists over the past year is the shift to virtual conferences. While being online takes away the in-person aspect and the energy of thousands of attendees in a convention center, eliminating travel costs opens the door to greater engagement by...
The Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM) scientific focus area studies the roles of large-scale circulation and convection in the water cycle and the implications for variability and multidecadal changes of extreme events.
Posted: January 28, 2021
A scientific focus area in DOE’s Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) Program studies the roles of large-scale circulation and convection in the water cycle and the implications for variability and multidecadal changes of extreme events Planet Earth harbors 1.5 trillion cubic kilometers...
Key to reducing impacts of extreme events is understanding the critical processes responsible for precipitation. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.
Posted: January 28, 2021
Each year in the United States, extreme events associated with precipitation—flooding and droughts—impact the nation with billions of dollars in damage and devastating consequences for people and communities. A key to reducing these impacts is understanding the critical processes responsible for...
Posted: January 28, 2021
AGU Honors The American Geophysical Union (AGU) honored two research scientists doing work for RGMA projects during its 2020 Award Showcase, held during the AGU Fall Meeting, which took place virtually December 1 to 17, 2020. William D. Collins of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was...
The virtual lobby of the 2020 RGMA PI Meeting.
Posted: January 28, 2021
Over the course of three and a half days in October, there were more than 150 scientific presentations at the 2020 Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting. While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the meeting to a virtual format, RGMA Program Manager Renu Joseph...
Posted: January 28, 2021
I keep hearing that life has slowed down since the pandemic started 10-plus months ago. But whoever is saying that has not seen the work produced by the EESM scientists working on research funded by Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA). Since our last newsletter in October, we held a very...
Posted: December 29, 2020
ESMD, RGMA, and MSD scientists are at the virtual American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting. See the EESM presentations to plan your AMS schedule.
Posted: December 09, 2020
This schematic details the MODEX approach to scientific discovery (outer ring) and various DOE data, models, and analysis capabilities that should be linked as community resources based on open-science principles (inner sphere). The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental Systems...
Posted: December 09, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) encourages new and renewal applications for Implementation Grants. EPSCoR grants support early-stage research across a wide range of DOE science and technology program areas. Goals include improving...
Posted: December 09, 2020
Undergraduate students and recent college graduates can now apply for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. This program encourages the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers by providing research...
Posted: December 09, 2020
The US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels: Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis Panel Process Study and Model Improvement Panel Predictability, Prediction, and Applications Interface...
Posted: December 03, 2020
New leadership has arrived at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI). JGCRI Director Brian O’Neill, an earth systems scientist, is working with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) program-funded scientists across projects within the...
Posted: November 23, 2020
Researchers from the Earth System Model Development (ESMD), Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA), and MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) program areas are giving more than 130 presentations at the virtual 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, From December 1 to 17. See the full...
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...
Christina Patricola of Iowa State University (left) and Trevor Keenan of the University of California-Berkeley (right).
Posted: October 07, 2020
Two university scientists recently received funding for their RGMA-focused research as a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Christina Patricola of Iowa State University aims to improve the resilience of North American coastal systems to...
Posted: October 07, 2020
Like many conferences and meetings in 2020, the upcoming RGMA Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting will take place  virtually. It will be held via video conferencing October 13 to 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Register for the RGMA PI Meeting. According to RGMA Program Manager Renu Joseph...
Posted: October 07, 2020
A Core Project in DOE's Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) Program Focuses on Analyzing Simulations of Conditions and Processes in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean An aerial view of the summertime Arctic Ocean, and the German research icebreaker R/V Polarstern. It was taken during the...
Renu Joseph
Posted: October 06, 2020
Welcome to the first edition of RGMAgram. This quarterly newsletter will deliver important news and information while featuring the research activities and the people of RGMA. Over the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that everything has become a challenge—shopping, travel, and...
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...

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