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

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).

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms 20 April 2021

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms

New research shows how climate change-induced increases in tropical cyclone activity leads to more phytoplankton blooms.

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future 11 April 2021

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future

In a new EOS Opinion Article, MAPP Drought Task Force leaders Rong Fu, Andrew Hoell, Justin Mankin, and Isla Simpson, working with NIDIS staff member Amanda Sheffield, describe the disastrous impacts droughts, heat waves and fires have globally. They also highlight new MAPP- and NIDIS-funded research that tackles the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future.
Study Models Global Methane Budget and Trend 6 April 2021

Study Models Global Methane Budget and Trend

A recently published study uses both satellite and in situ observations of atmospheric methane to model methane sources, removals, and trends from 2010 to 2017.

Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States 31 March 2021

Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States

Dr. Camargo journeyed from Brazil's most populous city to New York in 1999. She came with little more than a passion for physics and mathematics, as well as a strong drive to leave a mark on the world. Now, an accredited climate researcher and scientist with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, Camargo shares her story. Camargo documents her upbringing, her climate research, diversity in the climate science field and more in a profile-feature story for Women's History Month. 

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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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