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

Competitive Grant Project Brings Additional Features to NOAA’s HYSPLIT Atmospheric Model 11 May 2021

Competitive Grant Project Brings Additional Features to NOAA’s HYSPLIT Atmospheric Model

CPO-supported research team has brought widely used greenhouse gas modeling tools to NOAA Air Resources Laboratory’s HYSPLIT atmospheric dispersion model. 

New Technique for Creating Long-term Wind Indices Shows Broad Applications 11 May 2021

New Technique for Creating Long-term Wind Indices Shows Broad Applications

Researchers funded by CPO’s Climate Observations and Modeling (COM) program use a new method of climate index development to demonstrate the creation of directional wind indices and their potential application.

Machine Learning Reveals Links between Atmospheric Pressure Patterns and Arctic Sea Ice Melt 11 May 2021

Machine Learning Reveals Links between Atmospheric Pressure Patterns and Arctic Sea Ice Melt

A new CVP-supported study uses maps generated via machine learning to identify atmospheric pressure patterns driving sea ice melt onset. 

New Insights into the Interannual Warm Arctic, Cold Continent Pattern over North America 11 May 2021

New Insights into the Interannual Warm Arctic, Cold Continent Pattern over North America

CPO-supported study reveals drivers of the Warm Arctic, Cold Continent pattern over North America, improving our understanding and modeling/prediction capability of interannual regional climate variability. 

CPO-Funded Research Leads to First Comprehensive Review of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) 20 April 2021

CPO-Funded Research Leads to First Comprehensive Review of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO)

CPO-funded work leads to a comprehensive review on the observation, theory, and modeling of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation (BSISO).

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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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