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APPENDIX C ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AIRS Advanced infrared sounder AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project AO Atlantic oscillation ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Project (DOE) AVHRR Advanced very high resolution radiometer BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study LEA Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia CART Cloud and Radiation Testbed CON Cloud condensation nuclei CERES Clouds and the Earth's radiant energy system CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons CLIVAR Climate variability and predictability (WCRP) CMIP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project CPT Climate Process Team CRM Cloud-resolving model DMS Dimethylsulphide DMSP Dimethylsulfoniopropionate DOE Department of Energy ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ENSO E1 Nino-Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment FIFE First ISLSCP field experiment GCM General Circulation Model GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory GIN Greenland, Iceland, and Norway GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies GODAE Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment GOOS Global Ocean Observing System GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project 151

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152 UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE FEEDBACKS ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Pro gramme IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change IN Ice condensation nuclei IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IR Infrared ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project LBA Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia LDAS Land Data Assimilation System LTER Long Term Ecological Research program MISR Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MOC Meridional overturning circulation MODIS Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer MSA Methanesulphonate NACP North American Carbon Program NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NVaP NASA Water Vapor Project NWP Numerical weather prediction P-E Precipitation minus evaporation PIRATA Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic SHEBA Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study SST Sea surface temperature TOGA Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean array TAR IPCC Third Assessment Report TOA Top of the atmosphere ULS Upward-looking sonar USCCSP U.S. Climate Change Science Plan USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program W Ultraviolet WCRP World Climate Research Programme WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment XBT Expendable Bathythermograph