Appendix E
Acronyms


AFB

Air Force Base

AFWA

Air Force Weather Agency

AFWS

Automated Flood Warning Systems

AGL

above ground level

AHPS

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (NWS)

ALERT

Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time

AMBER

Areal Mean Basin Estimated Rainfall

ANC

Auto-Nowcast System

AP

anomalous propagation

ARSR

Air Route Surveillance Radar (FAA)

ASR

Airport Surveillance Radar (FAA)

AWIPS

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (NWS)


BASC

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

BDDS

Base Data Distribution System


CA OES

California Office of Emergency Services

CAPS

Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms

CIWS

Corridor Integrated Weather System (FAA)

CODE

Common Operations and Development Environment

CONUS

continental United States

CRAFT

Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test

CWA

county warning area

CWI

commercial weather industry


DEM

digital elevation model

DOC

Department of Commerce

DoD

Department of Defense

DOT

Department of Transportation



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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California Appendix E Acronyms AFB Air Force Base AFWA Air Force Weather Agency AFWS Automated Flood Warning Systems AGL above ground level AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (NWS) ALERT Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time AMBER Areal Mean Basin Estimated Rainfall ANC Auto-Nowcast System AP anomalous propagation ARSR Air Route Surveillance Radar (FAA) ASR Airport Surveillance Radar (FAA) AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (NWS) BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate BDDS Base Data Distribution System CA OES California Office of Emergency Services CAPS Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms CIWS Corridor Integrated Weather System (FAA) CODE Common Operations and Development Environment CONUS continental United States CRAFT Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test CWA county warning area CWI commercial weather industry DEM digital elevation model DOC Department of Commerce DoD Department of Defense DOT Department of Transportation

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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California DSD drop size distribution EAS Emergency Activation System ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation ETA NCEP numerical weather prediction model FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAR false alarm ratio FFMP Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction FFW flash flood warning FSL Forecast Systems Laboratory GAO General Accounting Office GIS Geographical Information Systems GIUH geomorphological instantaneous unit hydrograph HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction Center IFPS Interactive Forecast Preparation System KEYX Edwards Air Force Base NEXRAD KNYX San Diego NEXRAD KSOX Santa Ana Mountains NEXRAD KVBX Vandenberg Air Force Base NEXRAD KVTX Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD LAX Los Angeles International Airport LLJ low-level jet LOX Los Angeles-Oxnard Weather Forecast Office LST local standard time MAR modernization and associated restructuring MCS mesoscale convective systems MM5 Pennsylvania State University-National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model MSL above mean sea level MTR San Francisco Weather Forecast Office NAS National Academy of Sciences NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California NCDC National Climatic Data Center NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NCWF National Convective Weather Forecast NDFD National Digital Forecast Database NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NMOC National Meteorology & Oceanography Command NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPI NEXRAD Product Improvement NRC National Research Council NRL Naval Research Laboratory NWP numerical weather prediction NWS National Weather Service OCWWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (NOAA) ORDA open radar data acquisition ORPG open radar product generator POD probability of detection PPS Precipitation Processing System (NEXRAD) PRF pulse-repetition frequency PUP principal user processor PW precipitable water QPE quantitative precipitation estimation QPF Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting RASS radio acoustic sounding systems RDA radar data acquisition RFC river forecast center RPG radar product generator SGX San Diego Weather Forecast Office (FAA) TDWR Terminal Doppler Weather Radar TMU traffic management units UTC coordinated universal time VCP volume coverage patterns VCWPD Ventura County Watershed Protection District

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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California VDRAS Variational Doppler Radar Analysis System VPR vertical profile of reflectivity WFO Weather Forecast Office (NWS) WRF Weather Research and Forecasting WSR-74C Weather Surveillance Radar-1974 C-band WSR-88D Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler