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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which studies the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA issues warnings of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and preservation of the environment. NOAA is particularly active in the fields of climate change and global warming. In addition to its civilian employees, the NOAA Corps, staffed by 300 uniformed service members, support NOAA research and operations. The Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the Department of Commerce, retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, serves as the director for NOAA.

NOAAs main aim is to contribute to the creation ...

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