FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

flops

floating point operations per second

FNMOC

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

FPS-77

Weather radar system used by USAF Air Weather Service

FSL

Forecast Systems Laboratory

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

   

GAO

General Accounting Office (Government Accountability Office after July 7, 2004)

GFDL

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GFE

Graphical Forecast Editor

GFS

Global Forecast System

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GOES-Next

Next Generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

   

HIC

Hydrologist in Charge

HPC

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

HSP

Hydrologic Services Program

HTB

Heated Tipping Bucket

   

IG

Inspector General

IGFOV

Instantaneous Geometric Field of View

IR

Infrared

IRT

Independent Review Team

ITO

Information Technology Officer

   

JDOP

Joint Doppler Operational Project

JSPO

Joint System Program Office

   

LFM-II

Limited Area Fine Mesh-II

   

MAR

Modernization and Associated Restructuring

MARD

Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration

METAR

Aviation Routine Weather Report

MIC

Meteorologist in Charge

MOS

Model Output Statistics

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MSC

Meteorological Service of Canada

MTC

Modernization Transition Committee

   

NAM

North American Mesoscale

NAR3E

Norman AWIPS Risk Reduction and Requirements Evaluation

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NBS

National Bureau of Standards

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NCEP

National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NCIM

National Council of Industrial Meteorologists

NCO

NCEP Central Operations

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NEXRAD

Next Generation Weather Radar

NGM

Nested Grid Model

NHC

National Hurricane Center

NIDS

NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service

NIP

National Implementation Plan

NMC

National Meteorological Center

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPC

NEXRAD Program Council

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPS

National Park Service

NRC

National Research Council

NSSL

National Severe Storms Laboratory

NTR

NEXRAD Technical Requirements

NWP

Numerical Weather Prediction

NWS

National Weather Service

NWSEO

National Weather Service Employees Organization

   

OAR

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

OD

Office of the Director

OFCM

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research



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