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Weather and Water

By Kelly, Frank, Dr.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000713704
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 134.00 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2000
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Title: Weather and Water  
Author: Kelly, Frank, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Department of Commerce and Labor Document, Commerce.
Collections: Department of Commerce Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office


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Excerpt: What is requested? NOAA?s Weather and Water Goal requests $858.6 million in FY 2006, reflecting a net increase of +$34.3M over the FY 2006 base level. This increase will enable critical activities to directly support a safer, healthier, and economically stronger America through reliable, timely, and accurate weather (including space weather and air quality) and water information. What are the benefits? NOAA?s weather and water services make a tremendous contribution to the Nation?s health and economic vitality. For instance, weather warnings protect the public from extreme environmental events while forecasts are essential to weather- and climate-sensitive industries, which account for one-third of the Nation?s GDP. As an example of the benefits, during a typical hurricane season NOAA?s efforts save the Nation $3B, and over a three year period a $200K investment in a heat warning system for Philadelphia saved 118 lives and produced $468M in benefits. Annually, drought costs the Nation $6-8B, and floods cost $5B and cause more than 80 deaths. The U.S. can reap a 12 to 1 return annually for every dollar invested in better water resource forecasting. Key scientific information provided to air quality policy-makers, will allow Texas to save more than $9B and thousands of jobs by 2010 while still protecting public health...


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