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The Mesoscale Modeling Branch conducts a program of research and development in support of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) operational forecasting mission for mesoscale prediction. This research and development includes mesoscale four-dimensional data assimilation of domestic satellite and conventional observations, advanced numerical techniques applied to mesoscale modeling problems, parameterization of mesoscale atmospheric processes and interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and land surfaces, diagnostic studies of model performance, domestic aviation product development, support for hurricane prediction, mesoscale data quality control and data impact studies to evaluate potential improvements in forecast skill with new observing systems. The Mesoscale Modeling Branch publishes research results in various media for dissemination to the world oceanographic and meteorological community.