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Abbreviations

4-DVAR Four Dimensional Variational Data-Assimilation system

AGU American Geophysical Union

AIRS Advanced Infrared Sounder

AMMA African Multi-Disciplinary Monsoon Analysis

AMS American Meteorological Society

AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (Earth Observing System)

AQUA satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS)

A-Train AQUA-Train

AURA satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System

CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

CAMEX Convection and Moisture Experiment

CEOP Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period

CEOS Committee on Earth Observations Satellites

CERES Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System

CHILL National Radar Facility at Colorado State University

CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability Research CloudSat Cloud Satellite

CMIS Conical scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder

COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment

COPES Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System

CSU Colorado State University



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Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective from the Research and Operations Communities - Interim Report J Abbreviations 4-DVAR Four Dimensional Variational Data-Assimilation system AGU American Geophysical Union AIRS Advanced Infrared Sounder AMMA African Multi-Disciplinary Monsoon Analysis AMS American Meteorological Society AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (Earth Observing System) AQUA satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) A-Train AQUA-Train AURA satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations CAMEX Convection and Moisture Experiment CEOP Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period CEOS Committee on Earth Observations Satellites CERES Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System CHILL National Radar Facility at Colorado State University CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability Research CloudSat Cloud Satellite CMIS Conical scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment COPES Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System CSU Colorado State University

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Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective from the Research and Operations Communities - Interim Report DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation ENVISAT Environmental Satellite EOS Earth Observing System FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center FY-3 Fengyun-3 GCOM Global Change Observing Mission GEO Group on Earth Observations GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GHz gigahertz GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites GPM Global Precipitation Measurement GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center IPWG International Precipitation Working Group JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation JMA Japan Meteorological Agency JSC Joint Scientific Committee JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center km kilometer lidar light detection and ranging LIS Lightning Imaging Sensor (on TRMM) MADRAS Microwave Analysis & Detection of Rain & Atmosphere Structure Meteosat Meteorological Satellite MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MSG Meteosat Second Generation MWRI Microwave Radiation Imager NAE National Academy of Engineering NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCEP National Centers of Environmental Prediction NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

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Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective from the Research and Operations Communities - Interim Report NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy OTA Office of Technology Assessment PR Precipitation Radar QUIKSCAT Quick Scatterometer R-CLIPER Rainfall CLImate and PERsistence SHIPS Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme SIGMET significant meteorological advisory SMOS Surface Meteorological Observation System SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder SST sea surface temperature TC tropical cyclone TCSP Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes TERRA NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) flagship satellite TEXMEX Tropical Experiment in Mexico THORPEX The Observing-System Research and Predictability Experiment TMI TRMM Microwave Imager TOGA Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere Programme TRaP Tropical Rainfall Potential TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission VIRS Visible and Infrared Scanner WCRP World Climate Research Program WindSat Wind Satellite WMO World Meteorological Organization