DAO

Data Assimilation Office

DAS

Data Assimilation System

DEC

Digital Equipment Corporation

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DSP

Dynamical Seasonal Prediction

ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EUMETSAT

European Meteorological Satellite

FGGE

First GARP Global Experiment

FIFE

First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology

FLOPS

Floating Point Operations per Second

FSU

Florida State University

GARP

Global Atmospheric Research Programme

GATE

GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment

GCIP

GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project

GCM

General Circulation Model

GCSS

GEWEX Cloud System Study

GEOS

Goddard Earth Observing Satellite

GEWEX

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GFLOP

GigaFlop

GFDL

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GISS

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

GLA

Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

HPCC

High Performance Computing and Communications

IBM

International Business Machine

IFS

Integrated Forecast System

INDOEX

Indian Ocean Experiment

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRI

International Research Institute

ISLSCP

International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project

IT

Information Technology

ITCZ

Intertropical Convergence Zone

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory

LAWS

Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder

LES

Large Eddy Simulations

MFLOP

MegaFlop

MOS

Model Output Statistics

MPI

Message Passing Interface



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