Earth System Science and Modeling Division

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 five programs: Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP), Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP), Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4), Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM), and Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB).

ESSM News

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award 23 September 2022

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award

 

Shiv Das receives UCAR Special Recognition Award for his extraordinary work during his first year in CPO. 

New Review Supported by COM Characterizes Plankton, Pollutant, and Particle Transport in Nearshore Regions 16 September 2022

New Review Supported by COM Characterizes Plankton, Pollutant, and Particle Transport in Nearshore Regions

A team of researchers partially supported by COM published a comprehensive review article describing the mechanisms driving material transport between the shoreline and continental shelf in coastal waters.

Modeling Study Successfully Simulates Extreme Heat in Missouri 16 September 2022

Modeling Study Successfully Simulates Extreme Heat in Missouri

 

A new CVP-funded study produces an accurate model representation of extreme heat in Missouri during July 2012, one of the hottest summers in United States history.

New Study Improves Predictability of Extreme Precipitation in South China 16 September 2022

New Study Improves Predictability of Extreme Precipitation in South China

A team of international researchers identify atmospheric circulation patterns which lead to extreme precipitation events in South China.

New CVP Webinar Series Will Highlight Results from Recent Tropical Pacific Research 8 September 2022

New CVP Webinar Series Will Highlight Results from Recent Tropical Pacific Research

The webinar series runs from September 22 to November 10, and will highlight recent results from CVP-funded research projects.

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Contacts


Division Chief

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Clara Deck
Communications Specialist
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Virginia Selz
Program Manager, Climate Observations and Monitoring Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

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Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
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Jose Algarin
CVP Program Specialist
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Victoria Breeze
Program Manager
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Dr. Greg Frost
Acting Program Manager
P: (720) 530-3641
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Dr. Annarita Mariotti
MAPP Program Director, on detail to EOP/OSTP
P: 301-734-1237
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
Acting MAPP Program Director
P: 301-734-1256
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Courtney Byrd
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 301-734-1257
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1256
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Virginia Selz
Federal Liason, CPO
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