The NOAA Weather Program Office (WPO) supports world-class weather research to save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy.
In pursuit of its vision and mission, WPO works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to help develop and transition weather research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution. Additionally, WPO utilizes social science to learn how to deal with the uncertainties weather presents and to inform its engagement and communication with researchers, funders, and the public.
Furthermore, WPO selects and funds research that supports and fosters collaborations — within NOAA's research laboratories and across the weather enterprise (i.e., NOAA, other Federal agencies and entities, state and local governments, academia, and the private sector).
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Disaster-Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS)Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC)Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI)National Earth System Prediction Capability (ESPC) Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Social Science Subseasonal to Seasonal Testbed and Air QualityThe Weather ActWeather Research Observations