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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACARS

Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System

ACN

AWIPS Communications Network

AFOS

Automation of Field Operations and Services

AHPS

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

AMS

American Meteorological Society

ARTT

AWIPS Requirements Task Team

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

ATS-1

Applications Technology Satellite

AVN

Aviation Model

AWC

Aviation Weather Center

AWCIA

American Weather and Climate Industry Association

AWIPS

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System

   

BLM

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

   

CDAS

Coordinated Data Analysis System

CHI

cloud height indicator

CHPS

Community Hydrologic Prediction System

CMC

Canadian Meteorological Centre

COMET

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training

CONUS

Contiguous United States

CPC

Climate Prediction Center

CSD

Climate Services Division

CSTAR

Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research

CWA

County Warning Area

CW

Continuous Wave

   

DAR3E

Denver AWIPS Risk Reduction and Requirements Evaluation

DCS

Data Collection System

DMIC

Deputy Meteorologist in Charge

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOC

U.S. Department of Commerce

DOD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DOH

Development and Operations Hydrologist

DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation

   

ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

EM

Emergency Manager

EMC

Environmental Modeling Center

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERL

Environmental Research Laboratories

   

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAR

False Alarm Ratio

FAWN

Florida Automated Weather Network



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A Acronyms and Abbreviations ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing CSTAR Collaborative Science, Technology, and Reporting System and Applied Research ACN AWIPS Communications Network CWA County Warning Area AFOS Automation of Field Operations and CW Continuous Wave Services DAR3E AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Denver AWIPS Risk Reduction and Service Requirements Evaluation AMS American Meteorological Society DCS Data Collection System ARTT AWIPS Requirements Task Team DMIC Deputy Meteorologist in Charge ASOS Automated Surface Observing System DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite ATS-1 Applications Technology Satellite Program AVN Aviation Model DOC U.S. Department of Commerce AWC Aviation Weather Center DOD U.S. Department of Defense AWCIA American Weather and Climate DOE U.S. Department of Energy Industry Association DOH Development and Operations AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Pro- Hydrologist cessing System DOT U.S. Department of Transportation BLM U.S. Bureau of Land Management ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts CDAS Coordinated Data Analysis System EM Emergency Manager CHI cloud height indicator EMC Environmental Modeling Center CHPS Community Hydrologic Prediction EPA U.S. Environmental Protection System Agency CMC Canadian Meteorological Centre ERL Environmental Research COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Laboratories Meteorology, Education, and Training FAA Federal Aviation Administration CONUS Contiguous United States FAR False Alarm Ratio CPC Climate Prediction Center FAWN Florida Automated Weather CSD Climate Services Division Network 87

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88 APPENDIX A FEMA Federal Emergency Management MIC Meteorologist in Charge Agency MOS Model Output Statistics FHWA Federal Highway Administration MOU Memorandum of Understanding flops floating point operations per second MSC Meteorological Service of Canada FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and MTC Modernization Transition Committee Oceanography Center FPS-77 Weather radar system used by USAF NAM North American Mesoscale NAR3E Air Weather Service Norman AWIPS Risk Reduction and FSL Forecast Systems Laboratory Requirements Evaluation FTE Full Time Equivalent NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration GAO General Accounting Office NBS National Bureau of Standards (Government Accountability NCDC National Climatic Data Center Office after July 7, 2004) NCEP National Centers for Environmental GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Prediction Laboratory NCIM National Council of Industrial GFE Graphical Forecast Editor Meteorologists GFS Global Forecast System NCO NCEP Central Operations GOES Geostationary Operational NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service GOES-Next Next Generation Geostationary NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar Operational Environmental NGM Nested Grid Model Satellite NHC National Hurricane Center NIDS NEXRAD Information HIC Hydrologist in Charge Dissemination Service HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction NIP National Implementation Plan Center NMC National Meteorological Center HSP Hydrologic Services Program NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric HTB Heated Tipping Bucket Administration NPC NEXRAD Program Council IG Inspector General NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational IGFOV Instantaneous Geometric Field of Environmental Satellite System V iew NPS National Park Service IR Infrared NRC National Research Council IRT Independent Review Team NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory ITO Information Technology Officer NTR NEXRAD Technical Requirements NWP Numerical Weather Prediction JDOP Joint Doppler Operational Project NWS National Weather Service JSPO Joint System Program Office NWSEO National Weather Service Employees Organization LFM-II Limited Area Fine Mesh-II OAR Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric MAR Modernization and Associated Research Restructuring OD Office of the Director MARD Modernization and Associated OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator Restructuring Demonstration for Meteorological Services and METAR Aviation Routine Weather Report Supporting Research

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89 APPENDIX A OH Office of Hydrology SPC Storm Prediction Center OMB Office of Management and Budget SPECI Aviation Selected Special Weather OPC Ocean Prediction Center Report OSF Operational Support Facility SSR Sampled Subpoint Resolution (Renamed later to Radar SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center Operations Center) OSIP Operational Satellite Improvement TAC Technical Advisory Committee Program TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite PI Precipitation Identification POD Probability of Detection UCAR University Corporation for POES Polar Operational Environmental Atmospheric Research Satellite UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological POP Probability of Precipitation Office PROFS Program for Regional Observing and USAF United States Air Force Forecasting Service USFS United States Forest Service PROTEUS Prototype RFC Operational Test, USGS United States Geological Survey Evaluation, and User Simulation USWRP United States Weather Research Program QPF Quantitative Precipitation Forecast WCM Warning Coordination Meteorologist RDA Radar Data Acquisition WFO Weather Forecast Office RFC River Forecast Center WMO World Meteorological Organization RFI Radio Frequency Interference WSFO Weather Service Forecast Office RFP Request for Proposals WSO Weather Service Office RPG Radar Product Generator WSR-57 Weather Surveillance Radar, 1957 WSR-74 Weather Surveillance Radar, 1974 SAO Surface Airway Observations WSR-88D Weather Surveillance Radar, 1988, SCH Service Coordination Hydrologist Doppler SOO Science Operations Officer WWW World Weather Watch

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