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Meteorological Research and Development

Environment Canada maintains a meteorological research and development capacity to provide the department with the research necessary to improve weather and environmental prediction. These improvements should ultimately reduce the impact of weather and related hazards on the public and the economy.

The research and development program is the scientific foundation on which the weather and environmental prediction programs of Environment Canada are built. Each new research application is designed to improve the accuracy of a prediction in terms of time and space and/or increase the lead time of the prediction.