From the Interim Program Manager: November 2019

  • November 13, 2019
  • Blog,Feature Story
  • Sally McFarlane

    Sally McFarlane, ARM Program Manager, DOE BER

    This fall, we are busy preparing for the November E3SM All-Hands meeting, which will be in the Washington, DC area. Unlike the spring all-hands meeting, which focuses more on strategy and planning for the E3SM project, the goal of the fall meeting is to focus a bit more on the science aspects of the project. The fall meeting also provides an opportunity for the “ecosystem” projects and other closely related projects funded by the BER Earth System Model Development (ESMD) activity to engage with the E3SM project team. We also invited a few projects funded by the Regional and Global Modeling Analysis (RGMA) activity to attend the meeting and present their work using E3SM. Continuing to develop and strengthen collaborations between the E3SM project, the other ESMD projects, and the RGMA projects is an important aspect of E3SM’s role as DOE’s Earth System Model. Corinne and I look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting, and we also anticipate that many of the BER program managers will attend part of the meeting.

    Corinne Hartin

    Corinne Hartin, Detailee to DOE’s BER

    As well as our own All-Hands meeting, many of you will be attending broader society meetings to present E3SM results in the next few months, including AGU, AMS, and AGU Ocean Sciences. If you are an E3SM Scientist, we encourage you to add your presentations either to the public BER modeling website (AGU only) or to the relevant internal Confluence pages (AGUAMS, and AGU Ocean Sciences) so that your colleagues (and program managers) are aware of your presentations. It is exciting to see how many scientific results the project will be presenting at these meetings and how many sessions are being co-organized by E3SM project members! As examples, at AGU there will be a poster session and oral presentations on “High-Resolution Climate Modeling on Large Supercomputers” which E3SM Chief Scientist, Ruby Leung, will be convening; Stephen Price will be co-convening a poster session on “Modeling of the Cryosphere: Glaciers and Ice Sheets“; and Philip Wolfram will be co-convening a poster session on “Integrated Modeling of Complex Coastal Systems and Human-Environment Interactions“.

    BER program managers are hosting two town halls at AGU, focusing on BER’s modeling activities in the Arctic and integrated coastal systems.  BER will also have a booth in the exhibit hall at AGU – I encourage you to stop by to learn more about E3SM and other BER activities!

    — Sally McFarlane, Interim Program Manager and Corinne Hartin, BER detailee


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