NOAA Data and Software for Commercial Use

NOAA Big Data Project

NOAA generates tens of terabytes of data a day from satellites, radars, ships, weather models, and other sources, which may offer substantial economic opportunity.  The NOAA Big Data Project (BDP) was created to explore the potential benefits of storing copies of key observations and model outputs in the Cloud to allow computing directly on the data without requiring further distribution. Such an approach could help form new lines of business and economic growth while making NOAA's data more easily accessible to the American public.

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The following references provide links to some of NOAA's popular software and models available for download.

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NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction Modeling Center - The Environmental Modeling Center is responsible for the enhancements, transitions-to-operations, and maintenance of more than 20 numerical prediction systems comprising NCEP's operational production suite.


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