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

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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 >>

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Performance

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

Cryosphere-Ocean

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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

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