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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,...
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...

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