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Posted: December 06, 2012
In November, Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, announced that Titan, a new supercomputer located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was named the world’s most powerful according to the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Titan, a Cray XK7, achieved a speed of 17.59 petaflops (...
Posted: June 01, 2012
The climate model visualization project, Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT), has just released its beta version (UV-CDAT 1.0.0) to the public. Developed by partnering with the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and the community to create a larger problem-solving...
Posted: March 12, 2012
Katinka Bellomo, a University of Miami (UM) Meteorology and Physical Oceanography graduate student, was awarded first prize in a student poster competition by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the 24th Conference on Climate Change and Variability at the organization’s 92nd Annual...
Posted: February 23, 2012
Now accepting applications for grants on topics related to the "Reduction of Tropical Cloud and Precipitation Biases in Global High Resolution Models."
Posted: December 06, 2011
A team of scientists from several national laboratories, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, are collaborating to develop techniques to understand and predict how climate change will influence extreme weather events. Using considerable data sets generated by climate models, this group...
Posted: November 23, 2011
MultiSector Dynamics Program Area Research Goals To to advance scientific understanding of the complex interactions, interdependencies, and co-evolutionary pathways of human and natural systems, including interdependencies among sectors and infrastructures.
Posted: November 16, 2011
Representing clouds in global climate models has long been a struggle for researchers because models lack the spatial resolution to fully represent clouds. Clouds move, blend and shift in the sky, making it difficult to track and understand their effects on climate change. Satellite cloud...
Posted: October 31, 2011
As part of a collaborative effort to support climate modeling research, DOE BER's Regional and Global Climate Modeling Program provided funding to the National Science Foundation's Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM) program, an interdisciplinary grand challenge...
Posted: July 31, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting research applications through its Early Career Research Program. For the 2014 call, the DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division is only accepting proposals in the area of land-atmosphere interactions. Applications are sought...
Posted: August 14, 2013
Distinguished researchers L. Ruby Leung, Natalie Mahowald, and Warren Washington have been elected to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Class of Fellows. Of the 217 nominations, 62 were elected into the new class, which will be recognized on Wednesday, December 11, at the Honors Ceremony...
Posted: August 06, 2013
George Pau and Nathan Urban have been selected, along with 63 other recipients, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science as Early Career Research Program award winners for 2013. Each winner will receive monetary funds from DOE's Earth System Modeling program over a period of five...
Posted: May 29, 2013
U.S. and Brazilian collaborators will combine to study one of the most complex climate processes on Earth: the atmosphere-cloud-terrestrial tropical systems that drive tropical deep convection in the Amazon. Three funding opportunities related to the Green Ocean Amazon (GOAMAZON) field campaign are...
Posted: March 25, 2013
 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) grants for under-represented research within the program. Priority will be given to observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from the...
Posted: January 02, 2013
The DOE/BER Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) indicated in its recently released Strategic Plan that there is a growing need to upgrade, coordinate, and focus data informatics and related research capabilities in support of the Division’s mission and strategy.  In response to this...
Posted: May 22, 2012
Céline Bonfils, a climate scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a 2012 recipient of an Office of Science Early Career Research Program Award. Bonfils was selected by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research for the project “Detection and Attribution of Regional Climate...
Posted: May 21, 2012
A recent article authored by Céline Bonfils et al., titled "On the influence of shrub height and expansion on northern high latitude climate," was chosen as an Institute of Physics (IOP) Select Paper for its focus on the dynamics of arctic and sub-arctic vegetation. Because there is observational...
Posted: November 23, 2011
Research from the ESM program results in improved state-of-the-science dynamically coupled models for understanding future variability and predictability of the climate system.
Posted: October 31, 2011
University awards were recently provided to applicants for the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing, or SciDAC, program solicitation, from BER's climate modeling programs to support collaborative research that will enhance spatial resolution, physical process representation, validation,...

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