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

FEATURE STORY

  • Sally McFarlane

    From Interim Manager

    The E3SM team is hard at work integrating new features to be included in v2 of the model. >>
  • High-Res Overview Paper

    JAMES published a paper evaluating the performance of E3SM's high-resolution v1 model >>
  • E3SM data on ESGF

    New Data Available

    High-resolution water cycle and biogeochemical cycles data have been published to ESGF >>
  • 2-3x Speedup in EAM

    The v2 atmosphere model now includes a conservative Semi-Lagrangian transport scheme >>

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SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

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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