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

COM-funded projects demonstrate value of ocean data in improving understanding and modeling 25 February 2020

COM-funded projects demonstrate value of ocean data in improving understanding and modeling

A number of researchers, funded in part by the Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) Program, presented results that could help improve Earth-system prediction at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

New research provides unprecedented synthesis of how ozone is removed at Earth’s surface 25 February 2020

New research provides unprecedented synthesis of how ozone is removed at Earth’s surface

Better understanding of how ozone, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, is removed is essential for improved modeling and prediction of air pollution, ecosystem health, and climate.

COM Program participates in Round Table to advance NOAA Big Data Project 25 February 2020

COM Program participates in Round Table to advance NOAA Big Data Project

As a program focused on value-add dataset development and analysis, the Climate Observations and Monitoring Program is keenly interested in furthering NOAA’s Big Data Project efforts through competitive research.

Has Arctic Warming Impacted Mid-latitude Atmospheric Circulation? 18 February 2020

Has Arctic Warming Impacted Mid-latitude Atmospheric Circulation?

New MAPP Program-funded research helps shed light on this debate.

Different forces drive storm-induced sea level spikes on U.S. East, Gulf coasts, says CPO-funded study 13 February 2020

Different forces drive storm-induced sea level spikes on U.S. East, Gulf coasts, says CPO-funded study

Using a new powerful NOAA global climate model, NOAA and partner researchers show that big spikes in daily coastal sea levels will increase in the future from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic coast as warming progresses, but will be driven by differing forces in these two regions.

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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. Ken Mooney
Program Manager, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4)
P: (301) 734-1242
F: (301) 713-0517
E: kenneth.mooney@noaa.gov

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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