ESRL Global Systems Division

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GSD Overview

NOAA's Global Systems Division (GSD) of the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) provides the National Weather Service (NWS) and the nation with environmental observing, prediction, computer, visualization, and information systems. These systems deliver forecasts and predictions of weather, including severe weather events within the next few minutes to weeks away.

Research Highlights:

  • Weather Forecast Modeling: GSD is a leader in developing local-to-global scale weather prediction forecast models.
  • Decision Support Systems: GSD develops state-of -the-art forecast and decision-support systems to improve collaboration and decision-making between forecasters, emergency managers, and the public.
  • Outreach Technology: GSD builds technology that educates current and future generations about our changing Earth.