National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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Noun1.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather
Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, DoC, Commerce - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
National Climatic Data Center, NCDC - the part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data
National Weather Service - the federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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Department of Commerces National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for information technology support services.
The EI Ninos occurring in the central Pacific Ocean have nearly doubled in intensity since 1982, according to researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered to produce the Coral Ecosystem SciGuides.
Avery active hurricane season for 2006 is looming for the north Atlantic region, according to statements issued in late May by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Miami, FL: US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center; 2005.
However, those waves didn't spread evenly, says Vasily Titov of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Seattle.
As the NDBC support contractor, SAIC will continue to provide uninterrupted delivery of real-time environmental data to the operational elements of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) for weather forecasting and warning and for assessing climate variability.
Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the team employed side-scan sonar to determine the likely positions of aircraft lost during aviator training from the in-land aircraft carriers Wolverine (IX 64) and Sable (IX 81).
The interdisciplinary Oceans and Human Health (OHH) initiatives now being undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and jointly by the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provide the first steps toward a coordinated effort to transcend traditional disciplines and boundaries and focus a broad array of scientific intellect on developing regional and national solutions to environmental and public health issues of increasing complexity involving cumulative impacts from multiple stressors.
Ozone holes should be smaller by the time today's teens are in their mid to late 20s," says scientist Craig Long of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A major activity of the NBSB is the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB), established by Federal legislation in 1992, and maintained at the NBSB through partial support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.
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