Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) helps improve weather forecast information and products for the Nation by supporting high-impact weather and air quality research that ultimately leads to improvements in NOAA's operational forecasts that help save lives and reduce property damage.

OWAQ supports research conducted by NOAA scientists and partners that focus on high-impact weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution, and the social science associated with how the Public processes this information and reacts. 

To make holistic advances, OWAQ-supported research includes collecting and analyzing observations to improve the understanding of high-impact weather events, improving numerical weather and air quality forecast models, research to improve understanding of atmospheric processes associated with high-impact weather and air quality events, and forecasting and analysis techniques to improve operational forecasts.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

ESPC Deputy: Improving sea ice prediction is a priority

Dr. Jessie Carman promotes ice prediction capability for next-gen GFS

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Report on Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise

National Academy releases OWAQ funded study highlighting why social and behavioral science integration is necessary to meet NOAA's goals to save lives and protect property

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OWAQ-sponsored research suggests link between sea surface temperatures and dust storms, Valley Fever

Monday, March 13, 2017

Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Goal is improved short and long-term prediction of weather, climate, ocean and sea ice conditions

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NOAA/OAR's Director of Weather and Air Quality Elected to the 2017 American Meteorology Society (AMS) Council

Dr. John Cortinas, Director of OWAQ Chosen as Goverment Sector AMS Councilor for 2017