EPiCC Environmental Prediction in Canadian Cities

ESRL Earth Systems Research Laboratory

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FIM finite-volume horizontal transport

FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

GFS Global Forecast System

GIS geographic information system

GPS Global Positioning System

HMT Hydrometeorological Testbed

HPC high-performance computing

HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

IWRSS Integrated Water Resources Science and Services

LES large eddy simulation

MCS mesoscale convective system

MHEWS Multi-Hazard Early Warning System

MMS Modular Modeling System

MSA metropolitan statistical area

μSA micropolitan statistical area

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NEXRAD Next-Generation Radar

NextGen Next Generation Air Transportation System

NICAM Nonhydrostatic ICosahedral Atmospheric Model

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOGAPS Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System

NRC National Research Council

NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NSAB NOAA Science Advisory Board

NSF National Science Foundation

NWP numerical weather prediction

NWS National Weather Service

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