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NOAA’s FY 2024 Budget:
Building a climate-ready nation

New budget request will support sustainable economic development while emphasizing equity.

About NOAA Research

NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth.

Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)—or “NOAA Research”—provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet.

Working in partnership with other organizational units of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth.

Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.

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National Severe Storms Laboratory

Science impact: Experimental Warn-on-Forecast system yields 75-minute lead time on violent tornado

On May 21, 2024, severe thunderstorms struck central Iowa, producing flash flooding, straight line wind damage and at least nine tornadoes. One of those tornadoes impacted the community of Greenfield, resulting in five fatalities. The tornado was rated an EF4 by the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), with an estimated wind speed of up to 185 miles per hour.

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Read about the latest advances in wind, weather and water forecasts in the new FY22 report. 

NOAA Releases FY 22 Science Report

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Sea Grant

Biden-Harris Administration invests $60 million to build a climate-ready workforce through Investing in America agenda

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and Climate Program Office, with support from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, are establishing programs that place people across the country into good jobs that advance climate resilience and assist employers in developing a 21st-century workforce that is climate-literate, informed by climate resilience and skilled at addressing consequent challenges.

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