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

Women's History Month: A conversation with Dr. Lucy Hutyra 26 March 2020

Women's History Month: A conversation with Dr. Lucy Hutyra

In honor of Women's History Month, NOAA is highlighting a few of its female scientists and funded researchers who are making significant strides in the climate sciences and other science fields. The following interview is with Dr. Lucy Hutyra, an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University and CPO Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) Program-funded scientist. 

AC4 Program holds inaugural PI meeting for Atmospheric Composition from Space Working Group 6 March 2020

AC4 Program holds inaugural PI meeting for Atmospheric Composition from Space Working Group

The principal investigator meeting was an opportunity to complement the atmospheric composition sessions at the JPSS/GOES-R Summit, and continue AC4 efforts to leverage existing meetings to hold principal investigator meetings.

COM-funded projects demonstrate value of ocean data in improving understanding and modeling 25 February 2020

COM-funded projects demonstrate value of ocean data in improving understanding and modeling

A number of researchers, funded in part by the Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) Program, presented results that could help improve Earth-system prediction at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

New research provides unprecedented synthesis of how ozone is removed at Earth’s surface 25 February 2020

New research provides unprecedented synthesis of how ozone is removed at Earth’s surface

Better understanding of how ozone, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, is removed is essential for improved modeling and prediction of air pollution, ecosystem health, and climate.

COM Program participates in Round Table to advance NOAA Big Data Project 25 February 2020

COM Program participates in Round Table to advance NOAA Big Data Project

As a program focused on value-add dataset development and analysis, the Climate Observations and Monitoring Program is keenly interested in furthering NOAA’s Big Data Project efforts through competitive research.

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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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