Climate Prediction Center (CPC) produces official climate forecasts, outlooks and conducts
regular assessments and monitors climate variability. Click here
to go to the Outlooks and Forecasts section.
Climate Diagnostic Center (CDC) conducts research to improve climate forecasts. They integrate
new research findings to develop new prototype forecast systems.
Climate Services Division (CSD) at NWS headquarters provides the strategic vision
for climate services at NWS and oversees the NWS climate services program.
Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program. It assists by
sponsoring focused scientific research aimed at understanding climate variability and its
Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction
(NCEP). It works to improve numerical weather, marine and climate predictions through a broad
program of research in data assimilation and modeling.
Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research and prototype
development to address complex climate sensitive issues appropriate for decision-makers and
policy planners at a regional level. Traditionally their research has focused on the fisheries,
water, wildfire, and agriculture sectors. In recent years, however, the program has begun to
support research in climate-sensitive public health issues and coastal restoration.
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is a center for climate change modeling. It works
closely with other government supported centers to improve the parameterization of climate in
General Circulation Models (GCMs). GFDL is working to extend climate prediction from months
to decades or longer.
National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) provides support to reduce societal vulnerability
to drought. They also provide variety of resources for planning, monitoring and mitigating droughts.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides many options for climate
information. For example, for more information on climate and radiation
click here. For more broad interests in everything climate
research related and global climate matters click here.
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