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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)

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Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models

  • 1 August 2017
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After three years of coordinated research involving the external community, activities of the Climate Model Development Task Force concluded. A new technical report recounts the Task Force’s activities and accomplishments from 2014 through 2017, including challenges and recommendations for future model development efforts. 

Over its three-year term, the Task Force brought together scientists from universities, research laboratories, and NOAA’s labs and centers to advance NOAA’s climate models in support of improved sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions. 

Task Force contributions include improving the representation of atmospheric convection, aerosols, and land in models, as well as advancing data assimilation (combining observations with forecasts from models) and model infrastructure. 

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program organized the Task Force in partnership with the Climate Test Bed.

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Chief, Earth System Science and Modeling Division

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E: jin.huang@noaa.gov

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Dr. Annarita Mariotti
MAPP Program Director
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
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E: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov

Alison Stevens*
MAPP Program Specialist
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E: alison.stevens@noaa.gov

Emily Read*
MAPP Program Assistant
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
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Alison Stevens*
MAPP Program Specialist
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E: alison.stevens@noaa.gov

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Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
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E: sandy.lucas@noaa.gov


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Dr. Ken Mooney
Program Manager, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4)
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F: (301) 713-0517
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Dr. Monika Kopacz (UCAR)
Program manager, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4)
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