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.

Friday, August 5, 2016

NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to engage academia, public and private sector in study

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NOAA National Earth System Prediction Capability Executive Steering Group Signs Major Charter Update

Signing represents capstone achievement towards prediction improvements and accelerated research to operations

Thursday, February 25, 2016

VORTEX-Southeast field study to begin March 1

NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory coordinates study of environmental factors affecting tornaoes

Friday, October 9, 2015

NOAA Awards $5.7 Million to Improve Hazardous Weather Forecasts

Research to focus on improved prediction of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, snow

Friday, January 30, 2015

NOAA’s Investments in Weather Models and Partnerships Paying Off

Early improvements effective in forecasting recent Nor’easter; future forecast model upgrades planned