Disaster-Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS)

The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) leads the coordination, execution, and reporting for the Improving Forecasting and Assimilation (IFAA) portfolio of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Disaster Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS)). As the lead in this effort representing the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) , OWAQ has partnered with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to ensure successful execution of the supplemental projects and funds, to improve severe weather forecasting and observational data assimilation.

Icons and program names for OWAQ programs. Image credit: Office of Weather and Air Quality.

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National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Administration Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Social Science Program Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Testbed and Air Quality National Earth System Prediction Capability (National ESPC) Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (the Weather Act) Weather Research Observations Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI) Forecasting a Continum of Environmental Threats (FACETs)
OWAQ: Supporting world-class research to advance timely and accurate weather information