Recent E3SM Publicity

  • November 18, 2020
  • Brief,Home Page Feature
  • ECMWF 1 km climate model

    At 1-kilometer resolution, a European climate model (left) is nearly indistinguishable from reality (right).

    E3SM has been in the news several times over the past few months.

    Ruby Leung, E3SM Chief Scientist, was interviewed for a Science Magazine story entitled Europe is building a ‘digital twin’ of Earth to revolutionize climate forecasts. The article describes the European Union’s ambitious plan in simulating planet Earth with unprecedented resolution and precision. It is not an easy task. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) made a head start by testing its GPU-based model at 1-kilometer resolution for four simulated months on DOE’s Summit supercomputer. The Europeans aren’t alone, however, since DOE’s E3SM project is heading in the same direction. The ECMWF 1 km simulation is of such interest to E3SM scientists, that Dr. Nils Wedi of ECMWF was invited to give the keynote talk on the 1 km simulation at the recent ESMD-E3SM PI Meeting held virtually October 26-29, 2020.

    Doug Black, Editor in-Chief of insideHPC and Mark Taylor, Mathematician at Sandia National Labs.

    On September 24, 2020, Mark Taylor, E3SM Chief Computational Scientist, participated in a video interview with insideHPC’s Editor-in-Chief, Doug Black, to talk about Exascale for Earth System Modeling of Storms, Droughts, Sea Level Rise. Taylor explained that future versions of E3SM “will enable some of the first decade-long cloud-resolving climate simulations. Such simulations are essential for scientists to fully address the problems arising from approximations in cloud systems used in traditional climate models. In the exascale era, these types of simulations will remove one of the major sources of climate prediction uncertainty.”

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