from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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- proper n. Acronym of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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- n. an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather
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I think it's exciting that the new head of the NOAA is a working scientist, a strong advocate for the environment, and someone who has been heavily involved in public policy issues, which I assume means she understands how the system "works".
NOAA is a federal facility on high security alert, so attendees must enter by the security gate and may need to present photo ID.
Be careful in making sure to call it NOAA-N Prime, because NOAA-N is a separate satellite already launched in 2005.
Like the hurricane forecast, NOAA is following, not leading.
There were a ton of reactions to the news that neither AccuWeather nor NOAA is expecting high odds of a snowy winter in the D.C. metro region.
MacDonald and Georgia Tech scientist Joseph Montoya said NOAA is at it again with statements saying there is no oil in ocean floor sediments.
While those figures were used as the basis for the government's response to the spill – they appeared on an internal Coast Guard situation report and on a dry-erase board in NOAA's Seattle war room – they were never announced to the public, according to the report.
I don't think we need another agency to do something NOAA is already doing.
More importantly, NOAA-N 'is the last polar weather satellite in NOAA's barn.
While NOAA is raising the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, Tropical Depression Irene is brewing along nicely.