Three new model components are included in the E3SM v1 configuration: Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) Ocean, MPAS Sea Ice, and MPAS Land Ice. Pictured here is global E3SM simulation showing eddy activity.
Credit: M. Petersen, P. Wolfram and T. Ringler
Cat 5 hurricane simulated by the E3SM v0 at 13 km resolution. Precipitable water (gray scale) shows the detailed dynamical structure in the flow. Strong precipitation is overlaid in red. High resolution is necessary to simulate reasonable numbers of tropical cyclones including Cat 4 and 5 storms.
Credit: A. Scott and M. Taylor, SNL.
DOE's E3SM is a state-of-the-science Earth system model development and simulation project to investigate energy-relevant science using code optimized for DOE's advanced computers

The 2020 Virtual ESMD/E3SM PI Meeting

The 2020 Earth System Model Development (ESMD) program area Principle Investigator (PI) and E3SM Annual All-Hands meeting was held October 26-29, 2020.  The presentations are available via the Agenda.


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FEATURE STORY

BRIEF

  • Holm - Deputy GL for BGC

    LBL's Dr. Jennifer Holm joins the E3SM Leadership as a Deputy Group Leader for the BGC Group >>
  • Farewell to Dr. Stan

    Dr. Cristiana Stan's Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment is complete >>
  • Chrysalis is Ready

    The brand new Chrysalis machine is now operational and open to all E3SM-funded developers >>
  • Slack Help Channel

    The #e3sm-help channel in the ESMD-BER Workspace is available to all EESSD-funded projects >>

SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • New SOA algorithms

    Scientists developed SOA source and sink algorithms improving E3SM's predictive power >>
  • New Irrigation Scheme

    New two-way coupled irrigation scheme allows improved study of irrigation water-use effects  >>
  • Sea-Ice Algal Production

    Scientists included sea ice algal dynamics in E3SMv1.1 simulations to quantify sea ice PP  >>
  • Choose Wisely

    Careful mathematical choices help more rapidly reduce errors in simulations  >>

RELEASES

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Major Research Directions

Water Cycle

Research focused on understanding and developing the capability to project changes in water within the Earth's system by more realistic portrayals of hydrologic features >>

BGC and Energy

E3SM is examining how more complete treatments of nutrient cycles, land-use/land-cover, and land disturbances such as fires affect biogeochemical cycles. >>

Performance

Next generation model development, high performance algorithms and exploration of parallel optimizations targeting upcoming exascale DOE computer facilities. >>

Cryosphere-Ocean

The project is conducting detailed modeling of the interactions between the ocean and the Antarctic ice sheet, including ocean flows under the ice shelves, to investigate the... >>

Model

E3SM is a fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth system model (ESM) capable of global high definition configuration (25km atmosphere, 12km river model, variable 18 to 6km ocean model, >>

Data

Released global Coupled model simulation output data from E3SM target experiments, both the low and high definition configurations. >>

Tools

Software applications for coupled and component model diagnostic, evaluation and analysis, data transfer, manipulation, regridding and post processing. Model development tools and unit >>

Support

Model and data help and support

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