From the Program Manager: October 2018

  • October 12, 2018
  • Blog,Feature Story
  • E3SM Project Team Looks to a Busy Fall and Winter

    It has now been more than six months since this collaboration officially released E3SM (v1), and things are not slowing down!

    The E3SM project continues to work with the released version 1 (v1) model and output, while also preparing the version 2 (v2) model configurations, and the project team and collaborators have been busy with E3SM manuscripts. In fact, an upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) E3SM Special Collection has nine accepted papers, 12 are submitted, and many more planned.

    The v2 model will have relatively few development changes relative to v1, but the primary configuration will place regional refinement of at least 25km in the atmosphere over North America and in the coastal regions around North America. This configuration will allow the project to study the water cycle, carbon cycle, energy-relevant environmental effects, and coastal processes in North America.

    Looking ahead, we will host E3SM Town Halls at both the upcoming AGU and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meetings. The AGU Town Hall will introduce the model to the community and will include information on how to work with the model data and code. The AMS Town Hall will highlight E3SM atmospheric features and development plans for very high-resolution and exascale computing.

    We continue to prepare for the Department of Energy (DOE) Integrated Modeling Principal Investigator meeting (November 5 to 9, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland). The first two days will include sessions that span the larger DOE modeling community, including model developers, analysts, and experts in energy-relevant multi-sector dynamics. Meeting session topics include integrated water cycle; extreme scale computing; extremes, variability and change; coastal systems; high latitudes; land and land system dynamics; and tools, frameworks, and transitions to exascale. On the final three days, E3SM will meet with collaborative projects to discuss and plan development and science goals for the model.

    This edition of E3SM Floating Points features an article about a partner project supported by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) office under its Exascale Computing Project (ECP). This project is an important contributor to enable E3SM to use DOE’s Leadership Class Facility Computers.

    I look forward to seeing many of you at AGU, AMS and the DOE Integrated Modeling Principal Investigator meeting.

    – Dorothy Koch, E3SM Program Manager

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