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NOAA, which stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a United States agency that does basic scientific research in oceanography, fisheries, meteorology, and global climate change. They provide data for fisheries regulations, and conservation and restoration policies, in the nation's marine and coastal environments. They manage a number of national marine sanctuaries, and are responsible for marine transportation health and safety issues. They run a fleet of marine vessels and aircraft, several environmental satellites, and the National Weather Service which provides the nation's weather forecasts and hurricane tracks, and monitors potential tsunamis.

Learn more about what NOAA does in the articles below - the science they've conducted about the oceans and atmosphere, their involvement in various environmental conservation issues, and the policies and regulations where their data has played an important role.

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Hail, the Other Severe Thunderstorm Hazard

Hail is often ignored when severe weather is discussed. Thunderstorms often produce deadly lightning and tornadoes, but they also can form large hailstones that are just as destructive...

The Changing Composition of the Earth's Atmosphere

In this article, the answer to the question, "What is the composition of the Earth's atmosphere?" will be revealed and it discusses some changes that have taken place...

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    The Changing Composition of the Earth's Atmosphere

    In this article, the answer to the question, "What is the composition of the Earth's atmosphere?" will be revealed and it discusses some changes that have taken place in this composition...

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    Hail, the Other Severe Thunderstorm Hazard

    Hail is often ignored when severe weather is discussed. Thunderstorms often produce deadly lightning and tornadoes, but they also can form large hailstones that are just as destructive. The specifics of...

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    Technology Used to Collect Weather Data

    Technology used to collect weather data employs a number of devices such as satellites and weather balloons to perform a very important function to our daily living; forecasting the weather. It is...

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    California’s Wildfires and the Threat to Human Health

    According to the USGS wildfires are a natural hazard. There is however nothing natural about the devastation caused by wildfires. Not only are homes and livelihoods destroyed ny the fires and resulting...

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    Understanding the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996

    The main purpose of the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996 is to preserve fish populations. Since the 1960s fish populations have been subjected to increased fishing pressure, causing population depletions...

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How Eutrophication Affects Estuaries

Eutrophication is a condition in which an excessive amount of nutrients in the water of aquatic ecosystems causes an overgrowth of algae and other plants, resulting in an ecological...

Technology Used to Collect Weather Data

Technology used to collect weather data employs a number of devices such as satellites and weather balloons to perform a very important function to our daily living; forecasting...