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Princeton's WordNet

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA(noun)

    an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather

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  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(ProperNoun)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal government agency dedicated to scientifically studying the oceans and atmosphere. The NOAA is a part of the Department of Commerce.

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  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment. In addition to its civilian employees, NOAA research and operations are supported by 300 uniformed service members who make up the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. The current acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the Department of Commerce and the agency's administrator is Kathryn Sullivan, who was nominated February 28, 2013.

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