NOAA - National Weather Service

17 Apr 2019

Funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s main research office would be nearly halved under the president’s latest budget request for the agency, ending much of its support for extramural grants. NOAA does however propose to establish a new research center geared toward overhauling its approach to developing weather models.

6 May 2016

Led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), the House is calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Department of Defense to look into utilizing commercial sources of space-based weather data to augment the nation’s weather forecasting capabilities.

30 Jul 2015

Over the course of two separate hearings, held on May 20 and July 14, the Environment Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee delved into the topic of weather data, which comes from multiple sources and is used in the weather prediction models run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), making possible the nation’s weather forecasts.  Subcommittee Chairman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) convened the hearings as a platform to encourage the adoption of rules and policies at NOAA to spur the expanded use of commercial sources for weather data.

2 Jul 2015

At full committee markups held on May 20 and June 25, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved two bills that aim to improve weather research, satellites, and services, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in collaboration with the broader national weather enterprise.  The two bills - S. 1331, the “Seasonal Forecasting Improvement Act of 2015,” which is co-sponsored by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), and S.

19 Feb 2015

A joint hearing last week by two subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee provided an update on the status of a program to replace key aging satellites providing critical data used in weather predictions.  Among the witnesses was Alexander MacDonald, President of the American Meteorological Society, a Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

6 Feb 2015

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 9.8 percent in the budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in FY 2016.  Under this request, sent to Congress on Monday, the total budget would increase from $5,448.9 million to $5,982.6 million.

13 Aug 2002

On July 24, the Environment, Technology, and Standards Subcommittee examined the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to handle and utilize satellite data. The hearing focused on the difficulties experienced by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service in providing data to DOD and the National Weather Service, and whether NOAA will be prepared for the tremendous influx in data when the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System becomes operational later this decade.

30 Mar 2005

Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards of the House Science Committee (see ). In this role, he recently appeared before the newly established House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce and Related Agencies, chaired by Rep.

29 Jan 2007

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up legislation to complete the FY 2007 appropriations cycle. This $463.5 billion bill will contain funding for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The bill will then go to the Senate, where the schedule is much less certain.


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