Argonne National Laboratory

Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM)

Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM)

Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) project, previously known as ACME.  The project is developing a computationally advanced coupled climate-energy model to investigate the challenges posed by the interactions of weather-climate scale variability with energy and related sectors.

E3SM — which includes several national laboratories, academic institutions, and private partners —  addresses three areas of importance to both climate and Earth system research: water cycle, biogeochemistry, and cryosphere-ocean systems.

The project is optimizing Earth system code performance for current and next-generation DOE copouter facilities, including those at Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley, and Argonne National Laboratories.