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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: May 31, 2019
A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Physical Scientist responsible for enhancing predictive modeling capabilities, through the incorporation of advanced...
Posted: April 15, 2019
DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research is hiring a second federal manager for the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. A successful candidate in this position will serve as the physical scientist responsible for air chemistry, aerosol physics, cloud physics, atmospheric...
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...
Posted: January 01, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program is now accepting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), including the Atmospheric...
Posted: December 26, 2018
The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. Be sure your work is noticed! Follow this link and provide information so that your presentation or poster is represented and is discoverable by your colleagues. 
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: August 13, 2018
NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement is accessible via NOAA’s CPO website. The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams, to evaluate, improve, and analyze land components of earth system models such as E3SM and GFDL.  For successful...

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