the weather act

The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (the Weather Act) bolsters the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research's (OAR) commitment to advancing weather research and reinvigorating the weather portfolio. The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) ensures alignment of office practices with the strategic goals outlined in the Weather Act. This includes collaborating with various subject matter experts across NOAA to develop Congressional reports and deliverables required by the Weather Act, and briefing NOAA leadership on OAR-related activities and reports.

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

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