NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NCEP

National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NDFD

National Digital Forecast Database

NEXRAD

NEXt generation weather RADar

NIDS

NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NWS

National Weather Service


OMB

Office of Management and Budget


PSU

Pennsylvania State University


RCC

radio common carrier

RMS

root-mean-square


UCAR

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

UHF

ultrahigh frequency

UV

ultraviolet

WITI

Weather Information Technologies, Inc.

WLCC

wireline common carrier

WMO

World Meteorological Organization



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