CLIMATE AND EARTH SYSTEM MODELING is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). Our focus is on the development, evaluation, and use of regional and global climate models, development of Earth system models, and development of integrated assessment models to determine the impacts and possible mitigation of climate change.

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Balwinder Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was honored with an Outstanding Contribution Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project during the group’s bi-annual science team meeting. Singh was singled out by the software engineering/coupling co-leads for his “critical role and sustained effort as an...
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 Plains, according to a recent study in Nature Communications....
The 2016 RGCM PI meeting is scheduled to start at 8am on November 29th and end at 4pm on December 1st at the Rockville Hilton, Rockville, MD. See the draft agenda and meeting website for more information. The objectives of this PI meeting are to: Increase interactions between RGCM funded PIs (universities, labs, and large projects) Develop whitepapers on topics relevant...
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Scientific Development through the Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership are seeking pre-applications for proposals to advance computational climate modeling.  The BER-ASCR SciDAC4 offers two opportunities. The first (LAB17-...
AGU will hold its 49th annual Fall Meeting December 12-16, 2016, 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 current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity...

Program Information

Earth System Modeling

Earth System Modeling (ESM) concentrates on advancing coupled climate and Earth system models for climate change projections at global-to-regional spatial scales and temporal scales spanning decadal to centennial.

Regional & Global Climate Modeling

Regional & Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) advances the predictive understanding of Earth’s climate by focusing on scientific analysis of the dominant sets of governing processes that describe climate change on regional scales.

Integrated Assessment Research

Integrated Assessment Models guide understanding of global climate change by addressing its drivers, pace, consequences, and implications. They inform some of the most significant energy, economic, and infrastructure decisions affecting the world today.