Posted by Admin | July 24th, 2014

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is tasked with monitoring and providing information to the public and to the scientific community on environmental issues and changes in the climate. They accomplish this task through in-depth research on ocean temperatures, meteorological events and other climatological phenomena. The information compiled and provided by NOAA allows local weather forecasters and environmental agencies to act effectively on behalf of the constituencies they serve.

NOAA was established in 1970 as the result of a merger between three other government agencies:

  • The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
  • The Weather Bureau
  • The Bureau of Commercial Fisheries

These agencies were among the oldest in existence in the U.S. government at the time of the merger and provided a solid basis for the scientific efforts pursued by NOAA to the present day. NOAA currently serves as one of the primary sources of scientific data on global warming trends and oceanic conditions throughout the world.

NOAA provides assistance to local and regional meteorological agencies and climate change analysts in tracking storms, monitoring temperature shifts and preparing for major weather events before they occur. These activities help to ensure greater safety for residents in the United States and may provide hope for an effective response to global warming in the international community.