The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Physical Sciences Division (PSD) conducts research to improve observations, understanding, modeling and predictions of weather, water and climate extremes, and their related impacts. Read more

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We analyze and interpret physical processes that influence weather and climate from hours to decades to provide scientific information to support NOAA’s mission.

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Experimental Products

Explore experimental forecast guidance and monitoring products developed at PSD for research purposes and potential transition to operational applications.

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Data Access and Tools

Data Access and Tools

Access a wide range of data — from gridded climate datasets extending hundreds of years to real-time wind profiler data at a single location — and our online analysis and plotting tools.

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Our eight research teams' expertise spans weather, water, and climate science and applications.