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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