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 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).

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ESSM News

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program 14 September 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program

Seeking the next generation of leaders in climate research! Applications are due January 7, 2022.

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help 8 September 2021

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help

For the past two decades, the southwestern United States has been desiccated by one of the most severe long-term droughts—or ‘megadroughts’—of the last 1,200 years. And now, scientists say the risk of similar extreme megadroughts and severe single-year droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, according to a new study in Earth’s Future.

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says 7 September 2021

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says

Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure 31 August 2021

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure

Data from a US Forest Service campaign and the WE-CAN field campaign combine to estimate emission and exposure information for wildland firefighters.

New Research Helps Crack the Mystery of Clouds to Improve Climate Prediction 25 August 2021

New Research Helps Crack the Mystery of Clouds to Improve Climate Prediction

A special issue of the open access journal Earth System Science Data features an in-depth look at the science behind NOAA's ATOMIC campaign. CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program was a major sponsor for the campaign. 

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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

Contact

Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
P: 301-734-1253
E: sandy.lucas@noaa.gov

Jose Algarin
CVP Program Specialist
E: jose.algarin@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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