What is NOAAs role?
NOAA is responsible for collecting and ensuring uniform standards for national scale data, including precipitation, temperature, humidity, and sea level. The interpretation of such data to explain evolving water-climate conditions is a fundamental component of NOAA climate services. NOAA must increasingly focus on providing integrated information on the role of water in the climate system. NOAA must continue to deliver the data, products, and services needed for risk management planning, operations, and research. NOAA will continue to integrate its research and operational assets to deliver water resource predictions and information.