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Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation CCRI Climate Change Research Initiative CCSP Climate Change Science Program CERES Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System CFCs chlorofluorocarbons CHDGC Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability CMEP Climate Model Evaluation Project CPT climate process team DMUU Decision Making Under Uncertainty DOE Department of Energy ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System GCOS Global Climate Observing System GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems GOES-R Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series R GPM Global Precipitation Measurement GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Hydros Hydrosphere State 1

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10 APPENDIX F IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IRI International Research Institute for Climate and Society IWG interagency working group LTER Long-Term Ecological Research MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer NACP North American Carbon Program NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NIH National Institutes of Health NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OCCC Ocean Carbon and Climate Change program PCMDI Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor SNOTEL Snowpack Telemetry SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USGS U.S. Geological Survey UV ultraviolet VIIRS Visible Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite