The DOE-Climate Program Office (CPO) Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement has just been published and is accessible via the CPO website.

The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams. DOE’s Model development and analysis areas will contribute to this. The application deadlines are:

  • Letters of Intent due by 5 p.m. ET on September 10, 2018
  • Full Applications due by 5 p.m. ET on November 20, 2018

For more background on this opportunity, see the FY 2019 Completion Information Sheet.

About the Opportunity

DOE and NOAA anticipate jointly supporting Climate Process Team (CPT) efforts focused on land process model development and analysis using relevant datasets. Examples of land-related processes for which progress is needed as part of U.S. climate model development are the land-planetary boundary layer processes, including those key to the representation of the diurnal cycle, and the heterogeneity in land-atmosphere coupling processes. Other key processes include evapotranspiration and precipitation recycling, vegetation dynamics and atmosphere interactions, land use and land management processes and feedbacks, disturbances such as floods, droughts, fires or pests, and land modeling processes relevant to coastal conditions and land-ocean coupling. Proposed projects should include a clear plan for model development, testing, benchmarking and analysis with the coupled system to demonstrate the impact of the model improvements. Proposed CPTs will demonstrate the availability of relevant observational datasets to help constrain modelled processes.

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research as part of the Atmospheric System Research Program.