1. [ noun ] (government) 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
Synonyms: noaa
Related terms: agency Department_of_Commerce national_climatic_data_center national_weather_service
Similar spelling:   National_Aeronautics_and_Space_Administration