DOE Earth System Model Development and Analysis - preapplication

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 5, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jan 5, 2022


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DOE Earth System Model Development and Analysis
Pre-Application (required)  January 5, 2022.
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The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces its interest in receiving research applications for Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM). The goal of the EESM portfolio within the BER program is to develop and demonstrate advanced modeling and simulation capabilities in order to enhance the predictability of the Earth system over multiple temporal and spatial scales. The EESM vision is to provide the best possible information about the Earth’s evolving system. While this information could have future uses, BER’s interest in supporting this research is to advance our understanding of the natural world, its processes, and its phenomena.
This FOA solicits research applications for: 1) Earth System Model Development (ESMD)- To advance the development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) by enhancing its capability and accuracy toward an integrated earth system model including all earth system components and their interaction with human component; and 2) Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA)- To enhance understanding of predictability of the Earth system by simulating, evaluating, and analyzing modes of climate variability, water cycle, and extreme events. Innovative techniques such as machine learning, data assimilation and initialization are encouraged as part of this topic.
To enhance understanding of processes and feedbacks as well as to reduce uncertainties and biases in Earth system models, the RGMA activity has six major thrusts, including: 1) Cloud processes and Feedbacks; 2) Biogeochemical Processes and Feedbacks; 3) High-Latitude processes and Feedbacks; 4) Modes of Earth System Variability and Change; 5) Extreme Event Statistics and Uncertainties; and 6) Water Cycle. The RGMA topics in this FOA cut across many of the thrusts and focus on Analysis of Earth System Processes, Interactions, and Feedbacks across scales using E3SM and other Earth System Models (ESMs).