Status Report

NASA Request for Information on NASA’s Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Focus Area

By SpaceRef Editor
January 11, 2021
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Solicitation Number: NNH21ZDA006L

Release Date: January 11,2021

Response Date: February 12, 2021


NASA’s Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Focus Area (WADFA) requests input from the WADFA research and development (R&D) community on the community’s needs for the next 10 years. The information requested should consider the current state of NASA’s weather research activities and identify the R&D needs to guide planning for future activities. The input from NASA’s WADFA R&D community will be considered in the development of a WADFA strategy.


This is a Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of NASA’s WADFA in Earth Science Division’s Research and Analysis (R&A) Program. A response to this RFI does not guarantee a commitment that NASA will include submitted content into the WADFA strategy. Furthermore, the WADFA strategy will follow all NASA rules and regulations regarding the development of such documentation. Funding levels for WADFA are not expected to be increased as part of any activities prioritized and included in the new strategy, or as a result of the inputs provided from the community. WADFA has limited dedicated resources and on occasion draws on resources that might be perceived as being primarily focused in support of other focus areas. The RFI responses will assist WADFA program managers understand any resources that are primarily oriented towards other focus areas but have components that are highly relevant to WADFA.


This RFI seeks responses broadly from U.S. industry, universities, non-profit organizations, individuals, NASA centers, and other U.S. government agencies. NASA will use responses to further inform planning and acquisition strategy development.


This email is a partial summary of the RFI. For the full text of the RFI and response instructions, visit the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at by searching on solicitation number NNH21ZDA006L or via the direct link provided{C0B9B398-3AEC-E043-B00E-529DE431F008}&path=&method=init. In the event of any future lapses to the NASA operations, RFI respondents should visit NSPIRES, the official NASA source for this RFI. 


All responses to this RFI must be submitted in an electronic format via NSPIRES, located at


Please email questions and comments concerning this RFI to the email address below, no later than January 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, with the subject line: NASA WADFA RFI Question/Clarification. NASA intends to respond to received questions by February 5, 2021. Depending on the nature of received questions, NASA may respond on an individual basis by email or may post responses to inquiries in a “Questions and Answers” document available at{C0B9B398-3AEC-E043-B00E-529DE431F008}&path=&method=init. Any posted FAQs will be edited to preserve the anonymity of persons and institutions who submit questions and are intended to address inquiries of broader interest and general clarification.


Tsengdar Lee

Email: (subject line “NASA WADFA RFI Question/Clarification”)


SpaceRef staff editor.