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Acronyms and Abbreviations

3DVar    

3-dimensional variational

4DVar    

4-dimensional variational

 
ADM    

Atmospheric Dynamics Mission

AHPS    

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System

AMS    

American Meteorological Society

AMSU    

Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

AOML    

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

ARRC    

Atmospheric Radar Research Center

ASOS    

Automated Surface Observing System

AWCIA    

American Weather and Climate Industry Association

AWIPS    

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System

 
BMA    

Bayesian model averaging

 
C3    

command, control, and communications

CAPS    

Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms

CASA    

Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere

CDAS    

Coordinated Data Analysis System

CFS    

Climate Forecast System

CIMMS    

Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies

CMC    

Canadian Meteorological Center

COMET    

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training

COP    

common operating picture

CWCE    

Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise

 
DAR3E    

Denver AWIPS Risk Reduction and Requirements Evaluation

DMIP    

Distributed Model Intercomparison Program

DOD    

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE    

U.S. Department of Energy

DTC    

Developmental Testbed Center

 
ECMWF    

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

EISWG    

Environmental Information Services Working Group

EnKF    

ensemble Kalman filter

ERS    

emergency response specialist

ESPC    

Earth System Prediction Capability

ESRL    

Earth System Research Laboratory

 
FAA    

Federal Aviation Administration

FACA    

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FNMOC    

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

 
GAW    

Global Atmosphere Watch

GEOSS    

Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GFDL    

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GFS    

Global Forecast System

GOES    

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite



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B Acronyms and Abbreviations 3DVar 3-dimensional variational CWCE Commission on the Weather and 4DVar 4-dimensional variational Climate Enterprise ADM Atmospheric Dynamics Mission DAR3E Denver AWIPS Risk Reduction and AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Requirements Evaluation System DMIP Distributed Model Intercomparison AMS American Meteorological Society Program AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit DOD U.S. Department of Defense AOML Atlantic Oceanographic and DOE U.S. Department of Energy Meteorological Laboratory DTC Developmental Testbed Center ARRC Atmospheric Radar Research Center ASOS Automated Surface Observing System ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range AWCIA American Weather and Climate Weather Forecasts Industry Association EISWG Environmental Information Services AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Working Group Processing System EnKF ensemble Kalman filter ERS emergency response specialist BMA Bayesian model averaging ESPC Earth System Prediction Capability ESRL Earth System Research Laboratory C3 command, control, and communications CAPS Center for the Analysis and Prediction FAA Federal Aviation Administration of Storms FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act CASA Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Atmosphere Oceanography Center CDAS Coordinated Data Analysis System CFS Climate Forecast System GAW Global Atmosphere Watch CIMMS Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Meteorological Studies Systems CMC Canadian Meteorological Center GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory COMET Cooperative Program for Operational GFS Global Forecast System Meteorology, Education, and Training GOES Geostationary Operational COP common operating picture Environmental Satellite 65

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66 APPENDIX B HFIP Hurricane Forecast Improvement NRC National Research Council Program NRL Naval Research Laboratory HS3 Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel NSAB NOAA Science Advisory Board (NASA program) NSF National Science Foundation HWRF Hurricane Weather Research Forecasting NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory HWT Hazardous Weather Testbed NWA National Weather Association HYCOM Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model NWC National Weather Center HYSPLIT Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian NWP Numerical Weather Prediction Integrated Trajectory NWS National Weather Service NWSEO National Weather Service Employees ICSU International Council for Sciences Organization IMET incident meteorologist IP intellectual property O2Roperations-to-research IT information technology OAR Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research JHT Joint Hurricane Testbed OHD Office of Hydrological Development OSE observing system experiment LIDAR LIght Detection and Ranging OSIP Operational Satellite Improvement Program MAR Modernization and Associated OUN NWS Norman Weather Forecast Office Restructuring MOS model output statistics PAR phased array radar MPAR multi-function phased array radar POES Polar Operational Environmental Satellite NAM North American Mesoscale Model PROFS Program for Regional Observing and NASA National Aeronautics and Space Forecasting Service Administration NAVO Naval Oceanography Center QPE quantitative precipitation estimation NCAR National Center for Atmospheric QPF quantitative precipitation forecast Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental R2Oresearch-to-operations Prediction R&D research and development NCIM National Council of Industrial RFC River Forecast Center Meteorologists RFI radio frequency interference NCWCP NOAA Center for Weather and ROC Radar Operations Center Climate Prediction RTOFS Real Time Ocean Forecast System NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service SCH Service Coordination Hydrologists NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar SLEP Service Life Extension Program NHC National Hurricane Center SPC Storm Prediction Center NMHS National Meteorological Hydrological Service UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Administration Research NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological Office Environmental Satellite System USGS U.S. Geological Survey NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project

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APPENDIX B 67 WAS*IS Weather and Society * Integrated Studies WMO World Meteorological Organization WCM Warning Coordination Meteorologist WSFO Weather Service Forecast Office WDTB Warning Decision Training Branch WSR Winter Storm Reconnaissance WFO Weather Forecast Office WWW World Weather Watch

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