About Research Programs

The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) research and training activities support the central philosophy of “producing quality students for the nation’s technical workforce through high quality research training and education.”

AEROSE

AEROSE, the Saharan Dust AERosols and Ocean Science Expeditions, are an internationally recognized series of trans-Atlantic field campaigns conducted onboard the NOAA Vessel Ronald H. Brown.

Air Quality Analysis and Forecasting Group

The Air Quality Analyses and Forecasting Group (AQAFG) at the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) conducts research mainly aimed at improving National Weather Service (NWS) air quality forecasts from studies designed to increase our understanding of atmospheric chemical processes and their effects on local, regional, and global scales.

Environmental Measurements and Observations Group

The Environmental Measurements and Observations Group (EMOG) at the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) coordinates research facilities, participates in NOAA, NASA, DOE, and NSF sponsored field campaigns and measurement networks aimed mainly at generating data sets critical for improving our understanding of chemical, physical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere and climate system.

Weather and Climate Group

The Weather and Climate Group (WCG) at the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) conducts research aimed mainly at improving National Weather Service (NWS) forecast accuracy of precipitation, from studies designed to increase our understanding of model physical processes, and improved data assimilation methodologies.