Appendix C
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AEL

Annual Earthquake Loss

AELR

Annual Earthquake Loss Ratio

ANSS

Advanced National Seismic System


BCA

Benefit-Cost Analysis

BSSC

Building Seismic Safety Council


CalTrans

California Transportation Department

CEA

California Earthquake Authority

CEPEC

California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council

CISN

California Integrated Seismic Network

COSMOS

Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems

CPI

Consumer Price Index

CSMIP

California Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program

CWB

Central Weather Bureau


DOE

Department of Energy

DOT

Department of Transportation


EERI

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

EMS

Emergency Medical Services

EP

Exceedance Probability


FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency



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Improved Seismic Monitoring Improved Decision-Making: Assessing the Value of Reduced Uncertainty Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations AEL Annual Earthquake Loss AELR Annual Earthquake Loss Ratio ANSS Advanced National Seismic System BCA Benefit-Cost Analysis BSSC Building Seismic Safety Council CalTrans California Transportation Department CEA California Earthquake Authority CEPEC California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council CISN California Integrated Seismic Network COSMOS Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems CPI Consumer Price Index CSMIP California Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program CWB Central Weather Bureau DOE Department of Energy DOT Department of Transportation EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute EMS Emergency Medical Services EP Exceedance Probability FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Improved Seismic Monitoring Improved Decision-Making: Assessing the Value of Reduced Uncertainty GIS Geographic Information System GPS Global Positioning System HAZMAT Hazardous Materials IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers LADWP Los Angeles Department of Water and Power MCEER Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research NEES Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation NEHRP National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program NEIC National Earthquake Information Center NIBS National Institute for Building Sciences NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSS National Seismic System OMB Office of Management and Budget PBO Plate Boundary Observatory PEER Pacific Earthquake Research Center PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric SAFOD San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center SEAOC Structural Engineers Association of California URM Unreinforced masonry building USGS U.S. Geological Survey USNRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission USNSN U.S. National Seismic Network WGCEP Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities WWSSN Worldwide Standardized Seismograph Network

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