Strategic Plans

ARL conducts research to gain new insights into atmospheric dispersion, atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and the complex behavior of the atmosphere near the Earth’s surface, called the atmospheric boundary layer. Our mission is to provide the highest quality atmospheric and meteorological research and services to our partners, the research community, and society to protect human health and the environment.

The following plans guide ARL Research and Development:

Current Plan:

ARL 2021-26 Strategic Plan(PDF icon, 4 MB)

Related Documents and NOAA strategy:

OAR Strategy 2020-2026: Deliver NOAA’s Future (PDF icon, 12.8 MB)

OAR Strategy

NOAA Scientific Integrity Policy

NOAA Science Council Technology Focus Areas

Obsolete Documents