Research Areas

The Modeling Analysis Predictions and Projections Program supports research that provides direct and foundational support in mitigating the impacts of major climatic societal challenges targeted by NOAA. These research areas include climate and Earth system modeling technologies to improve the simulation of climate variability, predictions of future climate variations from weeks to decades, and projections of long-term future climate conditions.

Click on the research areas below to learn more about MAPP's focus areas:

MAPP engages with the external research community on high priority research areas, extending NOAA's internal research capability and sustaining scientific advancements in the broad community in coordination with other agencies and institutions. MAPP-supported research focuses on the coupling, integration, and application of Earth system models and analyses across NOAA, agencies, and the external research community.


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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