CLIMATE AND EARTH SYSTEM MODELING is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). Our focus is on the development, evaluation, and use of regional and global climate models, development of Earth system models, and development of integrated assessment models to determine the impacts and possible mitigation of climate change.

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Pictured left to right: Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories; Bill Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Sharlene Weatherwax, U.S. DOE; Renata McCoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Dave Bader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Jim Foucar, Sandia National Laboratories; and Dorothy Koch, Program Manager for the Earth System Modeling Program of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science, the sponsor of the ACME project.
Congratulations to atmospheric scientists Drs. Susannah Burrows at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and James Foucar at Sandia National Laboratories, on receiving a commendation from the ACME Executive Council and presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research, an office of the U.S. Department...
Dean N. Williams
Computational researcher Dean N. Williams has been named one of the Distinguished Members of Technical Staff for extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by his professional peers and the larger community. Williams, one of the 11 recipients, has been recognized for contributing...
Secretary Moniz presented the 2015 DOE Secretarial Honor Awards to the ACME Executive Committee, pictured here with DOE Earth System Modeling Program Manager Dorothy Koch during a special program held May 8 at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. From left to right: Mark Taylor, David Bader, Dorothy Koch, and Bill Collins.
A collaborative team of researchers responsible for leading the newly launched Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretarial Honor Award chosen by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Sponsored by the Earth System Modeling (ESM) program within DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, ACME...
Bill Collins
Bill Collins, a climate scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Collins is recognized for "distinguished contributions to the field of climate science through fundamental research on interactions among sunlight, heat, the coupled climate system, and global...
Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Distinguished researcher Gerald Meehl has been elected to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2014 Class of Fellows. Meehl, recognized for outstanding contributions in the area of Earth and Space Sciences, will be recognized on December 17, at the Honors Ceremony and Banquet during the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Meehl is a senior scientist at the National...

Program Information

Earth System Modeling

Earth System Modeling (ESM) concentrates on advancing coupled climate and Earth system models for climate change projections at global-to-regional spatial scales and temporal scales spanning decadal to centennial.

Regional & Global Climate Modeling

Regional & Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) advances the predictive understanding of Earth’s climate by focusing on scientific analysis of the dominant sets of governing processes that describe climate change on regional scales.

Integrated Assessment Research

Integrated Assessment Models guide understanding of global climate change by addressing its drivers, pace, consequences, and implications. They inform some of the most significant energy, economic, and infrastructure decisions affecting the world today.