IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IWG Interagency Working Group

MA Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

MSU Microwave Sounding Unit

NACCI National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAST National Assessment Synthesis Team

NGOs Nongovernmental organizations

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NSTC National Science and Technology Committee

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy

OTA Office of Technology Assessment

TEAP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel

UN United Nations

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UV Ultraviolet

WG Working Group

WMO World Meteorological Organization



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