The current Earth System Modeling projects are sponsored by the
DOE Office of Science SciDAC Program. This program is titled Scientific
Discovery through Advanced Computing, is exploring and developing the
third leg of modern science - simulation - as a paradigm
complementing experiment and theory.
Funding for these projects is primarily for model development and comes from
the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research,
Climate Research Division.
The application of the models falls into the applied earth sciences area
and takes on a variety of forms requiring specialized techniques of
data assimilation, and data analysis. Our sponsors for this area are
NASA Earth Missions as well as DOE OBER.