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About National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA is an agency of the US Cepartment of Commerce that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
From daily real-time weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
NOAA’s roots date back to 1807, when the Nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the Coast, was established. Since then, NOAA has evolved to meet the needs of a changing country. NOAA maintains a presence in every state and has emerged as an international leader on scientific and environmental matters.
NOAA’s mission touches the lives of every American and they are proud of their role in protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources. Please explore NOAA and see how their products and services can enrich your own life.
About National Weather Service (NWS)
The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Provide real-time weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy
A Weather-Ready Nation: Society is Prepared for and Responds to Weather-Dependent Events
Explore various milestones in the history of the National Weather Service and our predecessor agencies, dating back to the 1800s, on their interactive timeline.
The main function of the Editorial Desk is to insure the precision and factual accuracy of either complex stories and/or those containing specific numeric data that must be verified and tested.