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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...
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...
Posted: April 23, 2020
How can scientists collaborate to analyze and compare petabytes of data from all around the world on a short deadline? AGU’s Eos featured a story, “Hackathon Speeds Progress Toward Climate Model Collaboration,” by Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area scientists Wilbert Weijer of...
Posted: April 16, 2020
Researchers studied why the latest climate models indicate that the planet’s equilibrium climate sensitivity is greater than previous generations of models have predicted. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Why is the response of the global average surface temperature to a doubling...
Stephen A. Klein
Posted: March 09, 2020
Congratulations to Stephen A. Klein of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He was recently appointed a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) at the 2020 AMS Annual Meeting in January. “I am grateful to my colleagues for the recognition of my contributions to the field,”...
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-...
Posted: September 23, 2019
Global earth system modeling is a complex science. In addition to observation, theory, and computer science, modeling involves model output “data”—a lot of data. A massive task for scientists contributing to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is not only dealing with the vast...
A “word cloud” generated from the workshop whitepaper, “Assessing the Simulation of Precipitation in Earth System Models.”
Posted: June 21, 2019
The Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Program Area within the Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling Program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division at the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a workshop focused on "Assessing the Simulation of Precipitation in Earth System Models...
Posted: February 17, 2019
Congratulations to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Research Scientist Paul Durack, who recently received the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) 2018 Data Prize for his leadership of the input4MIPs project. Durack was selected in late December 2018 by a prize committee comprised...
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.
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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: August 11, 2016
There is a growing demand for reliable high-resolution, coupled-climate information in two communities: the predictions and projections communities. Recognizing the common challenges and capitalizing on the potential synergies, the Regional and Global Climate Modeling program within the Office of...

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