|Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
|Climate Diagnostics Center|
|Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory|
|Environmental Technology Laboratory|
|Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory|
|National Undersea Research Program|
|Office of Global Programs|
|Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory|
NOAA's research laboratories, Office of Global Programs, and research partners conduct a wide range of research into complex climate systems and how they work. These scientists want to improve their ability to predict climate variation in both the shorter term , like cold spells or periods of drought, and over longer terms like centuries and beyond.
NOAA researchers will continue their consistent and uninterrupted monitoring of the Earth's atmosphere that can give us clues about long-term changes in the global climate. The data collected worldwide by NOAA researchers aids our understanding of, and ability to forecast changes in, complex climatic systems.
Using ever more powerful and sophisticated computer systems, NOAA researchers are working on numeric modeling of climate systems that will help improve the accuracy of climate forecasts.