Earth System Science and Modeling

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CPO's Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) division supports a unique and highly flexible climate research enterprise to improve scientific understanding of climate variability and change. The ESSM Division comprises three programs: Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP), Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP), and Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4)

ESSM News

Upcoming meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling 17 July 2017

Upcoming meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling

This joint meeting aims to support efforts towards a more unified and improved modeling approach for NOAA through reduced costs, optimized resources, and integrated community efforts. 

Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors 15 June 2017

Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors

Scientists from around the world will meet for the fifth time to advance understanding of the causes of errors in weather and climate models.

Third annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit and Arctic Modeling Workshop 15 June 2017

Third annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit and Arctic Modeling Workshop

Leads from the Nation’s six major climate modeling centers will meet for the third year in a row to work toward developing a common national climate modeling strategy.

Coupling between marine boundary layer clouds and summer-to-summer sea surface temperature variability over the North Atlantic and Pacific 1 June 2017

Coupling between marine boundary layer clouds and summer-to-summer sea surface temperature variability over the North Atlantic and Pacific

A study published in Climate Dynamics highlights the importance of boundary layer clouds in interannual to interdecadal atmosphere-ocean variability, as well as their influence in sea surface temperature simulations.

Climate impacts of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability 1 June 2017

Climate impacts of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability

A CPO-supported study analyzed this mode of variability, which can lead to improved rainfall predictions in the tropics and across the subtropics—including the United States. 

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ESSM Division Chief

Dr. Jin Huang
Earth System Science and Modeling Division
P: 301-734-1185
E: jin.huang@noaa.gov

N. Darlene Ward*
P: 301-427-1220
E: darlene.ward@noaa.gov


Contact MAPP

Dr. Annarita Mariotti
MAPP Program Director
P: 301-734-1237
E: annarita.mariotti@noaa.gov

Dr. Heather Archambault
MAPP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1219
E: heather.archambault@noaa.gov

Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1256
E: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov

Alison Stevens*
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 301-734-1218
E: alison.stevens@noaa.gov


Contact Assessments

Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1256
E: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov

Alison Stevens*
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 301-734-1218
E: alison.stevens@noaa.gov


Contact CVP

Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1253
E: sandy.lucas@noaa.gov


Contact AC4

Dr. Ken Mooney
Program Manager, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4)
P: (301) 734-1242
F: (301) 713-0517
E: kenneth.mooney@noaa.gov

Dr. Monika Kopacz (UCAR)
Program manager, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4)
P: (301) 734-1208
E: monika.kopacz@noaa.gov

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