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Acronyms

4D-VAR four-dimensional variational

AGU American Geophysical Union

AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

AMS American Meteorological Society

AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System

AMSU-B Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

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

ASOS automated surface observing system

CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

CHILL National Radar Facility at Colorado State University CloudSat Cloud Satellite

CMIS Conical Scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder

CMORPH Climate Prediction Center Morphing Technique

COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment

CSA Canadian Space Agency

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD U.S. Department of Defense

ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

EGPM European Global Precipitation Measurement



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Noaa's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application E Acronyms 4D-VAR four-dimensional variational AGU American Geophysical Union AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AMS American Meteorological Society AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System AMSU-B Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit AQUA satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) ASOS automated surface observing system CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations CHILL National Radar Facility at Colorado State University CloudSat Cloud Satellite CMIS Conical Scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder CMORPH Climate Prediction Center Morphing Technique COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment CSA Canadian Space Agency DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOD U.S. Department of Defense ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts EGPM European Global Precipitation Measurement

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Noaa's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application ESA European Space Agency EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites FY Fengyun (Chinese satellite series); fiscal year GCOM Global Change Observing Mission GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GIFTS Atmospheric Soundings from Geostationary Orbit GHz gigahertz GMI GPM Microwave Imager GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project GPM Global Precipitation Measurement GPS/RO Global Positioning System/Radio Occultation GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center GSICS Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System HADS Hydrometeorological Automated Data System HMT Hydrometeorological Testbed HWRF Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting IEOS DEP International Earth Observation System Data Exchange Principles IFLOWS Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System INSAT Indian National Satellite IPWG International Precipitation Working Group IR infrared ISRO Indian Space Research Organization JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation JEA Japan Environment Agency JMA Japan Meteorological Agency JSC Joint Scientific Committee JWG Joint Working Group km kilometer LDAS Land Data Assimiliation System lidar light detection and ranging

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Noaa's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application MADRAS Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmosphere Structure Meteosat Meteorological Satellite METOP Meteorological Operational satellite MHS Microwave Humidity Sensor MITI Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan MOU memorandum of understanding MTSAT Multi-Functional Transport Satellite MW microwave MWRI Microwave Radiation Imager N7C Oceanographer of the Navy NAE National Academy of Engineering NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASDA National Space Development Agency of Japan NCDC National Climatic Data Center NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NEXRAD Next Generation Radar NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Mission NRC National Research Council NRL Naval Research Laboratory NSF National Science Foundation NWP numerical weather prediction NWS National Weather Service OAR Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA) OTA Office of Technology Assessment PERSIANN Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks PMM Precipitation Measurement Missions POES Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite R-CLIPER Rainfall CLImate and PERsistence SCaMPR Self-calibrating Multivariate Precipitation Retrieval SSMI Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

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Noaa's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder STA Japanese Science and Technology Agency STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA) TMI TRMM Microwave Imager TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission USAF United States Air Force USN United States Navy WindSat Wind Satellite WMO World Meteorological Organization WSR-88D Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler

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