APPENDIX B
Acronyms

4DDA

Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation


AFWA

Air Force Weather Agency

AMS

American Meteorological Society

ARSR

Air Route Surveillance Radar

ASR

Airport Surveillance Radars

AWIPS

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System


BDDS

Base Data Distribution System

BLM

Bureau of Land Management


CDM

Collaborative Decision Making

CIWS

Corridor Integrated Weather System

CODE

Common Operations and Development Environment

CONUS

Continental United States

COSMIC

Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate

CRAFT

Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test


DBF

Digital Beam Forming

DIAL

Differential Absorption Lidar

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOC

U.S. Department of Commerce

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DOI

U.S. Department of Interior

DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation

DOW

Doppler on Wheels

DQA

Data Quality Analysis



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Weather Radar Technology: Beyond Nexrad APPENDIX B Acronyms 4DDA Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation AFWA Air Force Weather Agency AMS American Meteorological Society ARSR Air Route Surveillance Radar ASR Airport Surveillance Radars AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System BDDS Base Data Distribution System BLM Bureau of Land Management CDM Collaborative Decision Making CIWS Corridor Integrated Weather System CODE Common Operations and Development Environment CONUS Continental United States COSMIC Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate CRAFT Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test DBF Digital Beam Forming DIAL Differential Absorption Lidar DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOC U.S. Department of Commerce DoD U.S. Department of Defense DOE U.S. Department of Energy DOI U.S. Department of Interior DOT U.S. Department of Transportation DOW Doppler on Wheels DQA Data Quality Analysis

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Weather Radar Technology: Beyond Nexrad DTASS Digital Terminal Area Surveillance System ELDORA Electra Doppler Radar EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERS-1 and 2 European Remote Sensing Satellite FAA Federal Aviation Administration FEMA Federal Emergency Management Administration FHWA Federal Highway Administration FPGA Field Programmable Gate Arrays GPM Global Precipitation Mission GPS Global Positioning System IOS Integrated Observing System ITWS Integrated Terminal Weather System JPOLE Joint Polarization Experiment LNA Low Noise Amplifier MESAR Multifunction Electronically Scanned Aperture Radar MMIC Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit MOTR Multiple Object Tracking Radar MPR Microburst Prediction Radar NAS National Airspace System NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NLDN National Lightning Detection Network NMOC Naval Meteorological and Oceanography Command NOAA National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration NPI NEXRAD Product Improvement Program NPS National Park Service NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission NSCAT NASA Scatterometer NWP Numerical Weather Prediction NWS National Weather Service OAO Office of Aircraft Operations ONR Office of Naval Research OPUP U.S. Air Force Open Principal User Processor ORDA Open Radar Data Acquisition ORPG Open-System Radar Product Generator PUP Principalmanned User Processor QPE Quantified Precipitation Estimation QPF Qualitative Precipitation Forecasting RASS Radio Acoustic Sounding RDA Radar Data Acquisition

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Weather Radar Technology: Beyond Nexrad RF Radio Frequency ROC Radar Operation Center RPG Radar Product Generator SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager T/R Transmit/Receive TASS Terminal Area Surveillance System TDWR Terminal Doppler Weather Radar TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission TWT Traveling Wave Tube UAV Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles USAF United States Air Force USCG U.S. Coast Guard USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey USWRP U.S. Weather Research Program VAD Velocity Azimuth Display VCP Volume Control (Coverage) Pattern WATADS Algorithm Testing and Display System WMO World Meteorological Organization WRC World Radio Committee WSDDM Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making