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

Recent News

  • E3SM Simulation Campaigns

    The E3SM project’s scientific goals address three areas of importance to earth system research: water cycle, biogeochemistry, and cryosphere.  >>
  • ECP Super-parametrization

    The E3SM project team is working to develop a cloud-resolving Earth system model with the throughput necessary for multi-decade, coupled high resolution climate simulations. >>
  • From the Program Manager:

    The E3SM project team is working to develop a cloud-resolving Earth system model with the throughput necessary for multi-decade, coupled high resolution climate simulations. >>
  • E3SM Computing Resources

    In 2018, E3SM is expanding it's pool of computational resources with a new machine that will support all BER funded projects working with the E3SM model.  >>

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

Send this to a friend