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USA - DOE Announces $7m for Energy Exascale Earth System Model

Building a better picture of the planet using supercomputers.

The Department of Energy will fund nine studies designed to help improve the Energy Exascale Earth System Model program. E3SM plans to create a comprehensive model of the Earth system. The projects, lasting three years, will together cost $7m.

Understanding the Planet

“As our computational capabilities at the national laboratories have grown, it has become possible to model environmental systems with greater precision and predictive power,” Dr. Chris Fall, Director of the DOE’s Office of Science, said. “These studies will help provide more accurate representation of several particularly complex Earth system processes and thereby improve the E3SM’s overall predictive abilities.”

The studies funded include:

  1. Improving the Capabilities and Computational Efficiency of the RTE+RRTMGP Radiation Code at The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
  2. Improving the initial state of biogeochemical components in Earth System Models at Regents of the University of California, Irvine
  3. Improving the Parameterization of Cloud and Rain Microphysics in E3SM using a Novel ObservationallyConstrained Bayesian Approach at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (Collaborative)

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