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

Two New Pre-Field Studies in Support of TPOS 2020 25 January 2022

Two New Pre-Field Studies in Support of TPOS 2020

New publications, one on CO2 outgassing and the other on ocean-air feedbacks, contribute to the pre-field modeling studies in support of Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020.

North American Methane Emissions Over the Last Decade Higher than National Inventories Suggest 25 January 2022

North American Methane Emissions Over the Last Decade Higher than National Inventories Suggest

Methane emissions trends for North America may be higher than reported by national inventories, primarily due to underestimation in emissions from the oil sector. 

New Publications on the Climate & Ecology of the California Current System 25 January 2022

New Publications on the Climate & Ecology of the California Current System

Two new publications highlight CPO’s continued support for research in the marine ecosystem risk area. 

New Dataset from Shipboard Survey Data Along the Newport Hydrographic Line 25 January 2022

New Dataset from Shipboard Survey Data Along the Newport Hydrographic Line

A newly developed climatology dataset could help construct seasonal cycles for the northern California Current system off the coast of Newport, Oregon. 

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.

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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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