The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to develop and transition weather and air quality research to operations which could lead to improved knowledge about tropical cyclones, severe storms, extreme precipitation, air pollution, and social science--and to integrate weather, water, and climate forecasting and mitigation. This is accomplished via the following programs:

OWAQ: Supporting world-class research to advance timely and accurate weather information