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

Improving Understanding and Predictability of Agricultural Water Withdrawal Using Long-Term Observation Datasets 30 September 2022

Improving Understanding and Predictability of Agricultural Water Withdrawal Using Long-Term Observation Datasets

A new COM-funded study uses long-term datasets to characterize and improve predictability of agricultural water withdrawal across the contiguous US.

New Modeling Study Demonstrates Importance of ENSO Influence in Multiple Ocean Basins 30 September 2022

New Modeling Study Demonstrates Importance of ENSO Influence in Multiple Ocean Basins

CVP-supported study uses linear inverse modeling to improve understanding of interactions between the Pacific ocean with other ocean basins related to ENSO variability.

COM-Funded Project Presentation on Pelagic Ecosystems at the 4th Marine Imaging Workshop 30 September 2022

COM-Funded Project Presentation on Pelagic Ecosystems at the 4th Marine Imaging Workshop

Postdoctoral researcher Mathilde Dugenne will give a presentation on a COM-funded project to develop a global database to help understand and predict pelagic ecosystem health at the 4th Marine Imaging Workshop.

C&GC Fellow Robert Fajber to present at October 4 Webinar on the Link Between Evaporation and Heat Transport 30 September 2022

C&GC Fellow Robert Fajber to present at October 4 Webinar on the Link Between Evaporation and Heat Transport

This first webinar in a series spotlighting NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows will explore the link between Evaporation and Heat Transport using a variety of model experiments and observational analysis.

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management 27 September 2022

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management

A new review article, partially funded by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program, provides a comprehensive adaptable framework to characterize nearshore dynamics to improve the understanding and management of coastal resources.

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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
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
Acting MAPP Program Director
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David Benson
MAPP Program Analyst
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Courtney Byrd
MAPP Program Specialist
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Dr. Daniel Barrie
MAPP Program Manager
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Virginia Selz
Federal Liason, CPO
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