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This page mainly contains series titles that link directly to the NOAA Libraries catalog, as well as links to significant publications websites. Bibliographies of articles authored by NOAA personnel and published in scientific journal literature can be found on various publications pages at the NOAA office sites linked below or via citation indexes like ASFA or Web of Science. Various grey literature and other non-series publications that the NOAA Libraries do not collect can also be found at the NOAA office websites linked below. The NOAA Central Library also lists additional NOAA Publication Sources.



1970s to early 1990s
Non-line Office publications, formerly Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA)

Office of Marine Pollution Assessment
Computer Division, Analysis and Programming Branch
Office of Management and Computer Systems
Office of the Chief Scientist, National Ocean Pollution Program Office
Ocean Technology and Engineering Services
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Division of Marine and Estuarine Management
Office of Ocean Engineering
Office of Coastal Zone Management
National Climate Program Office

NOAA Fisheries

Formerly National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)


NMFS Scientific Publications Office
Individual articles in Fishery Bulletin and Marine Fisheries Review are available at their respective websites, or searchable in commercial databases.

AFSC Publications (Alaska Fisheries Science Center)
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC series partially continues the NMFS-F/NWC series established in 1970. As part of the AFSC, many National Marine Mammal Laboratory Publications are included in this series.
NEFSC Publications (Northeast Fisheries Science Center)
NWFSC Publications (Northwest Fisheries Science Center)
OPR Publications (Office of Protected Resources)
SEFSC Publications (Southeast Fisheries Science Center)
SWFSC Publications (Southwest Fisheries Science Center)
Regional Ecology and Fisheries Management Division
Office of Planning and Policy
Economic Research Division
Fisheries Statistics & Economics Division

National Weather Service

Links to NWS newsletters, technical procedures, brochures, etc. See also NWS Offices and Centers.


Alaska Region
Central Region
Data Acquisition Division
Equipment Development Laboratory
Engineering Division
Eastern Region
Weather Analysis and Prediction Division
Water Management Information Division
National Hurricane Center
National Meteorological Center
National Severe Storms Forecast Center
Ocean Service Division
Pacific Region
Space Operations Support Division
Systems Plans and Design Division
Southern Region
Test and Evaluation Division
Training Center
Techniques Development Laboratory
Test and Evaluation Laboratory
Tropical Prediction Center
Western Region

National Ocean Service

Citations and contact information for more than 375 NOS publications dating back to 1998. Some publications are directly available for download. This list includes papers written by NOS authors and published in peer review journals.


Office of Coast Survey Publications
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
Lake Survey Center

Marine and Estuarine Management Division
Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography Branch

Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment
Office of Oceanography and Marine Services
Office of Ocean Resources Conservation Assessment
Office of Response and Restoration Conservation Assessment
Sanctuaries and Resources Division
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
Scientific Services Division

NOAA Satellites and Information

Formerly National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

National Climatic Data Center - (links to climate data publications)
Center for Experiment Design and Data Analysis
Environmental Science Information Center
National Geophysical and Solar-Terrestrial Data Center
National Oceanographic Data Center
Marine Environmental Assessment Division, Assessment and Information Services Center
Systems Advisory Council

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

Formerly Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL)


AL Publications (Aeronomy Laboratory) - last published in 1994
AOML Publications (Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory)
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Laboratory - last published in 1980
Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Analysis Project - last published in 1975
ARL Publications (Air Resources Laboratory)
CMDL Publications (Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Laboratory)
CDC Publications (Climate Diagnostics Center)

Weather Research Program, Environmental Sciences Group - last published in 1988
Earth Sciences Laboratories - last published in 1973
ETL Publications (Environmental Technology Laboratory)
FSL Publications (Forecast Systems Laboratory)
GFDL Publications (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
GLERL Publications (Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
NSSL Publications (National Severe Storms Laboratory)
PMEL Publications (Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)
Marine Ecosystems Analysis Program - last published in 1982
Marine Minerals Technology Center
National Hurricane and Experimental Laboratory
National Hurricane Research Laboratory
Office of the Director - last published in 1994
Office of Undersea Research
Office of Weather Research and Modification
Outer Continental Shelf/Environmental Assessment Program
Pacific Oceanographic Laboratories
Prototype Regional Observing and Forecasting Service Program
Research Facilities Center
Research Flight Facility
Space Disturbances Laboratory - last published in 1971
Space Environment Laboratory
Weather Modification Program Office - last published in 1981
Wave Propagation Laboratory - last published in 1993


Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA Diving Program

Office of Aircraft Operations


Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA)




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