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APPENDIX A ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project AOGCM atmospheric-ocean general circulation model BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate BC black carbon CCSP Climate Change Science Program CFC chlorofluorocarbon DOE Department of Energy ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EPA Environmental Protection Agency GCM general circulation model GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory GHG greenhouse gas HadCM3 Hadley Centre’s Third-generation coupled ocean-atmospheric GCM IPCC/TAR Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Projects MAGICC Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-Gas Induced Climate Change MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NSF National Science Foundation PCMDI Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison PDF probability density function ppmv parts per million by volume RF radiative forcing Seff effective climate sensitivity Seq equilibrium climate sensitivity Str transient climate sensitivity SCENGEN a global and regional climate SCENario GENerator S/N signal-to-noise ratio SPARC Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate (WCRP) TCR transient climate response TOGA Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere Program TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program VOC volatile organic compound WCRP World Climate Research Program WMO World Meteorological Organizarion
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