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New partnership uses advanced computer science modeling to address climate change

Several national laboratories and institutions have joined forces to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues.

Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy, or ACME, is designed to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, advanced Earth system models for scientific and energy applications.

Fourteen institutions will work together to develop the most accurate climate change predictions yet and investigate fundamental questions, such as the interaction of clouds and climate and the role of secondary organic aerosols. The partners include eight national laboratories — Sandia, Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest — along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and one private sector company.

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About the photo: Sandia National Laboratories’ Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy.

Sandia's Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for ACME