NOAA Headquarters

NOAA Headquarters (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is located in Washington D.C. NOAA was formed in 1970 and is part of the US Department of Commerce whose mission it is to study, evaluate and report on weather, seas and skies, guide and protect environmental factors, and help improve public information on the oceans, atmosphere and related concerns.

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1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 5128 Washington, DC 20230
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Meteorological versus astronomical seasons

You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from "regular" or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end at different ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Video: What is a rip current?

Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.

dateSep 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The peak of the hurricane season – why now?

Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, we're now entering the "season within the season" - a roughly eight-week period that is often the most active and dangerous time for tropical cyclone activity.

dateAug 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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