NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
Photos of the day - July 1, 2015A woman swims in an outdoor swimming pool while the sun is shining in Hamburg, Germany, July 1, 2015. The European weather forecast is predicting high temperatures for the next few days. (EPA/AXEL HEIMKEN)
Sans Polar Satellites, Sandy Forecasts Would’ve Suffered - Five days before Hurricane Sandy plowed into coastal New Jersey — driving a wall of water over the iconic Jersey Shore boardwalks and deep into portions of New York City — a computer model run by a European weather modeling center accurately predicted its track and strength, causing weather forecasters to sound the alarm.
India’s advanced meteorological satellite INSAT-3D was successfully launched by an European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana early on Friday, giving a boost to weather forecasting and disaster warning services.