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

Improving Understanding of Circulation Changes During Hurricane Intensification 16 August 2019

Improving Understanding of Circulation Changes During Hurricane Intensification

A research team funded in part by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program, in collaboration with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Hurricane Research Division, has published a new paper describing the circulation changes that occur when hurricanes strengthen. The paper, published online July 17, 2019 in Monthly Weather Review, is entitled “Observed Kinematic and Thermodynamic Structure in the Hurricane Boundary Layer during Intensity Change.”

AC4 Program’s Nitrogen Aerosol group holds first PI meeting 14 August 2019

AC4 Program’s Nitrogen Aerosol group holds first PI meeting

The group is made up of 10 research teams that started projects in FY18 with a focus on the interaction of biogenic volatile organic compounds and reactive nitrogen.

First FIREX-AQ science flight takes off 30 July 2019

First FIREX-AQ science flight takes off

Supported by NOAA’s AC4 Program, on July 24th the FIREX-AQ summer 2019 field campaign launched its first flight out of Boise, Idaho to study the impact of wildfires and prescribed burns on air quality and climate.

7/31/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

MAPP Webinar: The MAPP Program and its FY 2020 Funding Opportunities

The MAPP Program will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET on our program and new funding opportunities. This webinar will describe the MAPP Program, including our research focus areas and partnerships inside and outside of NOAA, our new competitions, and the process for applying to our competitions. We will close with a Q&A session in which we will answer questions of general interest in real time via the chat function in WebEx.

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity 24 July 2019

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity

Learn more about the Office's Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions

NOAA Research's Climate Program Office is pleased to announce that its Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions are now open. 

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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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