FY2019 NOAA Climate Program Office Opportunity to Evaluate, Improve, and Analyze Land Components of Earth System Models Such as E3SM and GFDL

  • August 13, 2018
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  • NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement is accessible via NOAA’s CPO website. The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams, to evaluate, improve, and analyze land components of earth system models such as E3SM and GFDL.  For successful proposals, DOE modeling programs expect to contribute support for DOE Laboratory participation within teams.


    The application deadlines are:

    • Letters of Intent due by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 10, 2018
    • Full Applications due by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 20, 2018

    For more background on this opportunity, see the FY 2019 Completion Information Sheet.

    About the Opportunity

    The Opportunity will support Climate Process Team (CPT) efforts focused on land process model development and analysis using relevant datasets. Examples of land-related processes for which progress is needed as part of U.S. climate model development are the land-planetary boundary layer processes, including those key to the representation of the diurnal cycle, and the heterogeneity in land-atmosphere coupling processes. Other key processes include evapotranspiration and precipitation recycling, vegetation dynamics and atmosphere interactions, land use and land management processes and feedbacks, disturbances such as floods, droughts, fires or pests, and land modeling processes relevant to coastal conditions and land-ocean coupling. Proposed projects should include a clear plan for model development, testing, benchmarking and analysis with the coupled system to demonstrate the impact of the model improvements. Proposed CPTs will demonstrate the availability of relevant observational datasets to help constrain modelled processes.

    DOE support would enable engagement of DOE Laboratory E3SM land model development or multi-model land analysis as part of successful CPT proposals.

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