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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 25, 2015
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has launched the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP). This will be a collaborative effort in which NERSC will partner with code teams and library and tools developers to prepare for the...
Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR)
Posted: November 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected the next set of partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program, a collaborative effort of application development teams and staff from the OLCF Scientific Computing...
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...
Posted: October 07, 2015
A novel system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and nine partners that enables climate researchers to solve their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges has netted the team a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award. The partnership that brought the novel...
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...
J. Keith Moore, University of California, Irvine
Posted: September 03, 2015
Marine biogeochemist and model developer J. Keith Moore received the 2015 Community Earth System Model (CESM) Distinguished Award at the 20th Annual CESM Workshop on June 15. Moore, Associate Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, was cited for more than 10 years...
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....
Secretary Moniz presented the 2015 DOE Secretarial Honor Awards to the ACME Executive Committee, pictured here during a special program held May 8 at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. From left to right: Mark Taylor, Secretary Moniz, David Bader, and Bill Collins.
Posted: June 08, 2015
A collaborative team of researchers responsible for leading the newly launched Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretarial Honor Award chosen by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Sponsored by the Earth System Modeling (ESM)...
Posted: April 20, 2015
In preparation for next-generation supercomputer Summit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) selected 13 partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program. A collaborative effort of application development teams and staff from the OLCF...
Bill Collins
Posted: March 11, 2015
Bill Collins, a climate scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Collins is recognized for "distinguished contributions to the field of climate science through fundamental research on...
Posted: February 23, 2015
Fifteen months ago, academic climate scientists expressed worries that a new climate model sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was going to harm existing modeling efforts, siphoning off talent and funding when federally funded science is short on both. The biggest concern: that the...
Posted: November 21, 2014
DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research will host three town hall meetings at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The first town hall session TH13A: ARM Next Generation Town Hall, will be hosted Monday, December 15 from 12:30-1:30 PM in 2002 Moscone West. The second,...
Posted: November 21, 2014
DOE's Climate and Environmental Sciences Division will be holding a town hall meeting at the 95th American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting, held in Phoenix, Arizona. The town hall, DOE Data Strategy for the Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, will be held 12:15-1:15 PM on Wednesday, January 7...
Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Posted: October 18, 2014
Distinguished researcher Gerald Meehl has been elected to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2014 Class of Fellows. Meehl, recognized for outstanding contributions in the area of Earth and Space Sciences, will be recognized on December 17, at the Honors Ceremony and Banquet during the 2014 AGU...
Jinyun Tang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted: October 16, 2014
Regional and Global Climate Modeling funded scientist Jinyun Tang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been awarded honorable mention for the Gene E. Likens outstanding publication award by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). This award is granted to only one scientist and one honorable...
Posted: August 30, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — High performance computing researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other national laboratories and institutions to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model, to address the most challenging and...
Posted: August 25, 2014
High performance computing will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight Department of Energy national laboratories, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, are combining forces...
Posted: August 19, 2014
High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Over a planned 10-year span, the project aim is to conduct simulations and modeling on the most sophisticated HPC...
Posted: August 05, 2014
Eight national laboratories, including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, are combining forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and one private-sector company, to start work on the most complete climate and Earth system model yet. High performance...
Posted: August 01, 2014
A new Earth System Modeling project, Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME), has recently launched and made available its Project Strategy and Initial Implementation Plan. ACME is an unprecedented collaboration among eight national laboratories, the National Center for Atmospheric Research...
Posted: December 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for an Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for university-led projects under the Earth System Modeling (ESM) and Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM)...
Posted: October 17, 2013
Climate scientist Dr. L. Ruby Leung at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory authored a feature article titled “A Hierarchical Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations” for EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), published August 20. The report describes recent advancements in...
Posted: July 29, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Rasch on being awarded the prestigious 2013 Community Earth System Model (CESM) Distinguished Achievement Award by the CESM advisory board. Rasch was honored for his significant contribution to the growth and prominence of CESM, in development for over 30 years.CESM is...
Posted: July 11, 2013
To predict how Earth's climate will change regionally and globally--and how it will change now and in the next decade, the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced new grant recipients to research these questions. The...
Posted: May 14, 2013
UPDATE 6/17/13: The deadline for the Letter of Intent has been extended to 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, June 21, 2013. Funding limits have also been clarified. For collaborations between institutions, the DOE-funded team limit is $350,000 per year for applications addressing only the TES and/or...
Posted: January 25, 2013
The Department of Energy's Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) hosted two town hall meetings at the 93rd American Meteorological Society Meeting in Austin, Texas. Held January 6-10, 2013, the meeting attracted over 3300 scientists, professors, and students Advancing robust predictive...
Posted: December 20, 2012
DOE's Climate and Environmental Sciences Division will be holding two town hall meetings at the 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, held in Austin, Texas. The first town hall, DOE Priorities on Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle, will be held 12:15-1:15 PM on Monday,...

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