Fremet - NOAA
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
of the Kingdom of Fremet
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Headquarters: Rhodenheim, Fremet Click me!
Founded: 1876, after the Great Flood of 1875
Administrator: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan Meh, Its a link
Parent Agency: Fremet Department of Commerce
Budget: ₣900 million
NOAA was formed on October 3, 1876, after the Great Flood of 1875, which had a total death toll of 3,000 people. So, King Alderman II asked parliament to pass a law that would fill the need: "… for better protection of life and property from natural hazards … for a better understanding of the total environment … [and] for exploration and development leading to the intelligent use of our knowledge of the world and its weather..." NOAA formed a conglomeration of several existing agencies that were among the oldest in the government. They were the Coast and Geodetic Survey, formed in 1807; the Weather Bureau, formed in 1870—Geodetic Survey and Weather Service had been combined by a 1865 consolidation into the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA); and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, formed in 1871. NOAA was established within the Department of Commerce via the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1876. With its ties to the Fremetian Coast and Geodetic Survey, NOAA celebrated 200 years of service in 2007.
National Weather Service
Main article: National Weather Service
Seal of the National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) is tasked with providing "weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy." This is done through a collection of national and regional centers, 13 river forecast centers (RFCs), and more than 120 local weather forecast offices (WFOs). They are charged with issuing weather and river forecasts, advisories, watches, and warnings on a daily basis. They issue more than 734,000 weather and 850,000 river forecasts, and more than 45,000 severe weather warnings annually. NOAA data is also relevant to the issues of global warming and ozone depletion.
The NWS operates NEXRAD, a nationwide network of Doppler weather radars which can detect precipitation and their velocities. Many of their products are broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio, a network of radio transmitters that broadcasts weather forecasts, severe weather statements, watches and warnings 24 hours a day.
National Ocean Service
Main article: National Ocean Service
The National Ocean Service (NOS) focuses on ensuring that ocean and coastal areas are safe, healthy, and productive. NOS scientists, natural resource managers, and specialists serve America by ensuring safe and efficient marine transportation, promoting innovative solutions to protect coastal communities, and conserving marine and coastal places.
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National Weather Satellite Network Handed Over to NOAA
RHODENHEIM- The Ministry of Defense transferred control of Fremet's weather satellite network to NOAA today.
The transfer comes as NOAA begins a complete overhaul of its weather prediction system.
The MoD said today that no longer having to maintain this network will increase its efficiency and allow it to focus on other matters.
NOAA stated that they are delighted and that this will decrease the lag time required to communicate weather prediction results to the public,
and increase effectiveness of its emergency response system.
The public should not notice any real difference, with the exception of a slight increase in the accuracy and speed of weather forecasts.
The handover is expected to be completed by the end of next week (13.2.16).