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

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity 28 July 2021

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity

NOAA is soliciting proposals to increase our understanding of the combined impacts of multiple stressors, including harmful algal blooms, deoxygenation, ocean acidification, and increasing temperatures, on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. NOAA expects to fund 1–2 projects for up to four years in duration, with an approximate annual budget of $1 million, not to exceed $4 million in total.

Comparing the Absorption Power of Smoke from Fires in the Western United States and Southern Africa 27 July 2021

Comparing the Absorption Power of Smoke from Fires in the Western United States and Southern Africa

A new study shows that smoke emitted from fires in the western US has significantly different absorption properties than that emitted from fires in southern Africa.

NOAA-DOE Precipitation Processes and Predictability Workshop Report Released 21 July 2021

NOAA-DOE Precipitation Processes and Predictability Workshop Report Released

The NOAA-DOE Precipitation Processes and Predictability workshop report is now available!

CPO Funds New Cohesive Record of NOAA Ozone Data Through 2020 20 July 2021

CPO Funds New Cohesive Record of NOAA Ozone Data Through 2020

The new dataset was developed by NOAA's Global Monitoring Lab

Scientists will use the cohesive dataset to better understand the current status of stratospheric ozone depletion in preparation for the WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2022.

Study Helps Reduce Uncertainty in Projecting the Arctic’s First Ice-free Summer 20 July 2021

Study Helps Reduce Uncertainty in Projecting the Arctic’s First Ice-free Summer

New research tackles the uncertainty in the latest generation of global climate models' (CMIP6) projections of the first ice-free Arctic summer.

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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. 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

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