Earth System Science and Modeling Division

CPO's Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division supports research to advance understanding of the Earth system.

To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts--so people can protect themselves and their property--we need to understand global patterns and climate variability and change. And to help manage and conserve coastal resources and marine ecosystems, we need to understand and monitor our oceans and coasts.

The ESSM Division is actively building the global and regional scale understanding needed to improve predictions. The program coordinates an array of researchers from federal agencies, national labs, and universities, focusing them on the most pressing climate research necessary to advance NOAA's prediction and other services and applications.

The ESSM Division comprises five programs: Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP), Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP), Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4), Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM), and Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB).

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ESSM News

New Study Asks: Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US? 21 January 2022

New Study Asks: Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US?

Researchers are studying whether tropical storms can help mitigate drought conditions in affected regions of the United States.

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration? 21 January 2022

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions, documented in a new publication in Environmental Research Letters.

Better Representation of Ozone Formation in Wildfire Smoke 12 January 2022

Better Representation of Ozone Formation in Wildfire Smoke

New results from the FIREX-AQ field campaign provide detailed insight to ozone formation in western US wildfires.

Comparing Atmospheric Reanalyses and Their Representation of the Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation (ISO) 12 January 2022

Comparing Atmospheric Reanalyses and Their Representation of the Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation (ISO)

New CVP-funded research identifies which of several new reanalysis datasets may be the most useful for better studying and simulating the tropical intraseasonal oscillation (ISO). 

Investigating the Processes behind Marine Heatwaves 21 December 2021

Investigating the Processes behind Marine Heatwaves

New research illuminates the processes behind marine heatwaves during a time when the Atlantic is undergoing increased warming and more frequent extreme events. 

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Contact the ESSM Division Chief


Division Chief

P: 301-734-1185
E: jin.huang@noaa.gov

Contact

Dr. Annarita Mariotti
MAPP Program Director, on detail to EOP/OSTP
P: 301-734-1237
E: annarita.mariotti@noaa.gov

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

Courtney Byrd
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 301-734-1257
E: courtney.byrd@noaa.gov

Wenfei Ni
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 
E: wenfei.ni@noaa.gov

Nicole Rucker
Knauss Fellow

Contact

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

Contact

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

Jose Algarin
CVP Program Specialist
E: jose.algarin@noaa.gov

Contact

Dr. Monika Kopacz
AC4 Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1208
E:

Shibajyoti (Shiv) Das
AC4 Program Specialist (UCAR)
E:

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