ATDD conducts research to advance atmospheric science and technology and provide the highest quality atmospheric, meteorological and climate products and services to NOAA, our partners, the research community, and society to protect human health and our environment.

ATDD’s research is aligned with NOAA’s objectives to build and maintain a Weather Ready Nation, enhance our nation’s abilities in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, and promote a holistic understanding of the Earth system through research and the development of an integrated environmental modeling system.

For information on Strategic Plans that guide ATDD and the Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) Research and Development, please visit the ARL Strategic Plans page.

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