National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


A scientific agency within the United States government that deals with weather monitoring and forecasting, climate and ocean science, management of fisheries and marine commerce, and coastal restoration, among other things. NOAA was formed in 1970 by combining several existing agencies, including the US Coast and Geodetic Survey (established in 1807) and the Weather Bureau (established in 1870). More information about NOAA can be found on their website:

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