Earth System Science and Modeling

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 four programs: Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP), Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP), and Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4), and Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM).

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ESSM News

Newest Edition in Global Monsoon Book Series Features CPO-Funded Research 25 February 2021

Newest Edition in Global Monsoon Book Series Features CPO-Funded Research

CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program funded research which contributed the newest edition of The Multiscale Global Monsoon System, part of the World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate.

A Tale of Two Winters: Study Provides Insights Into Changes in MJO Propagation Speed 24 February 2021

A Tale of Two Winters: Study Provides Insights Into Changes in MJO Propagation Speed

This study analyzes the year-to-year variability of the MJO propagation speed (how fast it moves across the Indo-Pacific region) by analyzing a century-long historical dataset, providing further insights into the fundamental physics regulating MJO propagation. 

Land Breeze Leads to Nighttime Rainfall Events Off the West Coast of Sumatra 24 February 2021

Land Breeze Leads to Nighttime Rainfall Events Off the West Coast of Sumatra

A new study investigates the role of land breeze and gravity waves in nighttime rainfall migration off the west coast of Sumatra, with a specific focus on the properties (frequency, speed, intraseasonal and seasonal variations) of this offshore rainfall.

Research Highlights Role of Coastal Ocean in Influencing Atmospheric River Intensity 24 February 2021

Research Highlights Role of Coastal Ocean in Influencing Atmospheric River Intensity

NOAA buoy observations collectively enabled a systemic synoptic-scale analysis of a 39-year record of atmospheric rivers, offering a unique view of coastal air-sea processes at the time of atmospheric river landfall.

Distinguishing Between Low and High Climate Sensitivity in Climate Models 16 February 2021

Distinguishing Between Low and High Climate Sensitivity in Climate Models

New research distinguishes between climate models with low and high climate sensitivity due to aerosol-cloud interactions, helping climate scientists to better understand and reduce uncertainty in future climate projections. 

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Contact the ESSM Division Chief


Chief, Earth System Science and Modeling Division

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

Contact

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

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

Amara Huddleston*
MAPP Communications & Program Analyst
P: 301-734-1218
E: amara.huddleston@noaa.gov

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

Contact

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

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


Contact

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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