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).

ESSM News

Improving our Understanding of Satellite Observation Sampling Error in Salinity Data 20 January 2023

Improving our Understanding of Satellite Observation Sampling Error in Salinity Data

New study supported by COM, CVP, and GOMO partnership quantifies and characterizes the sampling error for satellite observations of sea surface salinity to be used for Earth system applications.

Demonstrating the Importance of Tropical Storms in a Changing Climate 20 January 2023

Demonstrating the Importance of Tropical Storms in a Changing Climate

A new CVP- and MAPP- supported study published in Science Advances provides a new understanding of how tropical storm systems can be represented in climate models.

C&GC Fellow Melissa Breeden to present in February 2 Webinar: Subseasonal Precipitation Forecasts of Opportunity over Southwest Asia Related to ENSO and the MJO 20 January 2023

C&GC Fellow Melissa Breeden to present in February 2 Webinar: Subseasonal Precipitation Forecasts of Opportunity over Southwest Asia Related to ENSO and the MJO

This webinar is part of a series spotlighting NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows and will feature recent fellow and research scientist Dr. Melissa Breeden discussing precipitation forecasts in food-insecure regions of Southeast Asia.

1/10/2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CVP/MAPP FY23 Funding Opportunity Informational Webinar: Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation

Informational webinar to provide context for CVP & MAPP’s new funding opportunity for Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Mississippi River Basin Flooding Predictability Improved by Linking Patterns in the tropical Pacific and North Atlantic 6 January 2023

Mississippi River Basin Flooding Predictability Improved by Linking Patterns in the tropical Pacific and North Atlantic

Improvements in flood predictability along the Mississippi River by a COM-funded study use a high-quality dataset spanning the past 1,000 years to link tropical Pacific and North Atlantic patterns to regional hydroclimate.

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Contacts


Division Chief

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Clara Deck
Communications Specialist
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Virginia Selz
Program Manager, Climate Observations and Monitoring Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

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Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
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Jose Algarin
CVP Program Specialist
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Victoria Breeze
Program Manager
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Dr. Greg Frost
Acting Program Manager
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
Acting MAPP Program Director
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David Benson
MAPP Program Analyst
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Courtney Byrd
MAPP Program Specialist
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
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Virginia Selz
Federal Liason, CPO
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