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Noun: NOAA
  1. 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
    - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Type of: agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office

Part of: Commerce, Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, DoC

Encyclopedia: NOAA