national oceanic atmospheric administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

noun U.S. Government.
a division of the Department of commerce, created in 1970, that conducts research on the world's oceans and atmosphere. Abbreviation: NOAA
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national oceanic and atmospheric administration

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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