Dr. Michelle McClure is the new director of the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), one of seven OAR labs around the country.
Dr. Karen Grissom is an oceanographer at NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), where she leads the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array (TAO) observing group.
Dr. Meghan Cronin works at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, where she leads the Ocean Climate Stations group.
In order to better understand the whole climate system, researchers like Sarah Purkey gather and analyze data from the deep ocean.
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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 NOAA, 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.