Friday, March 16, 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.

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Scientists test a new tool to improve local precipitation forecasts

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast

Researchers to gain insights into studying storms in the southeast with new round of funding

Monday, October 31, 2016

New partnership between NSF and NOAA to help people respond appropriately to dangerous weather systems

Partnership between agencies works to improve content and distribution of storm warnings

Friday, August 5, 2016

Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

Kim Klockow, Ph.D., visiting scientist at NOAA Research’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, discusses her work bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior