Physical Science for Water Resource Management
Physical Science for Marine Resource Management
Physical Science for Predicting Extremes
The NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) conducts research to improve observations, understanding, modeling and predictions of
weather, water and climate extremes, and their related impacts. Read more
We analyze and interpret physical processes that influence
and climate from hours to decades to provide scientific
to support NOAA’s mission.
Explore experimental forecast guidance and monitoring products
developed at PSL for research purposes and potential transition
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
Our five research divisions' expertise spans weather, water, and
climate science and applications.