The NCAS-M Handbook serves as a guide to the operational procedures and processes of the NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M). The manual is a living document. NCAS-M may change, delete, suspend, or discontinue parts of this handbook in its entirety at any time without prior notice. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of the procedures and processes found in this handbook. If any discrepancies exist between the information in this handbook and institution policies, the information at the institution shall take precedence.