2018 INCITE Award

  • February 5, 2018
  • Awards
  • The 2018 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award supports the E3SM model, a multi-laboratory project developing a leading-edge climate and Earth system and driven by three grand challenges, two of which are the focus of this project using the E3SM v1 model: (1) in the water cycle, how will more realistic portrayals of its important features (e.g., resolution, clouds, aerosols) affect river flow and associated freshwater supplies at the watershed scale?, and (2) in cryosphere systems, could a dynamic instability in the Antarctic Ice Sheet be triggered within the next 40 years?

    For (1), the team’s objective is to simulate changes in the hydrological cycle with a specific focus on precipitation and surface water in orographically complex regions, such as the western United States and Amazon headwaters. For (2), E3SM examines the near-term risk of initiating the dynamic instability and onset of the Antarctic Ice Sheet’s collapse due to rapid melting by adjacent warming waters —the first fully coupled simulation to include dynamic ice shelf-ocean interactions.


    Title: Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy
    PI and Co-PI(s): Mark Taylor, Dave Bader, Robert Jacob, L. Ruby Leung, Matthew Norman, Philip Rasch, William Riley, Todd Ringler, Luke Van Roekel, Peter Thornton, Charlie Zender
    Applying Institution/Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
    Number of Processor Hours Requested: 290M hours in Y1
    Amount of Storage Requested: 150TB in Y1

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