HFIP    

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program

HS3    

Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (NASA program)

HWRF    

Hurricane Weather Research Forecasting

HWT    

Hazardous Weather Testbed

HYCOM    

Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model

HYSPLIT    

Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory

 
ICSU    

International Council for Sciences

IMET    

incident meteorologist

IP    

intellectual property

IT    

information technology

 
JHT    

Joint Hurricane Testbed

 
LIDAR    

LIght Detection and Ranging

 
MAR    

Modernization and Associated Restructuring

MOS    

model output statistics

MPAR    

multi-function phased array radar

 
NAM    

North American Mesoscale Model

NASA    

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAVO    

Naval Oceanography Center

NCAR    

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCEP    

National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NCIM    

National Council of Industrial Meteorologists

NCWCP    

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

NESDIS    

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NEXRAD    

Next Generation Weather Radar

NHC    

National Hurricane Center

NMHS    

National Meteorological Hydrological Service

NOAA    

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS    

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP    

NPOESS Preparatory Project

NRC    

National Research Council

NRL    

Naval Research Laboratory

NSAB    

NOAA Science Advisory Board

NSF    

National Science Foundation

NSSL    

National Severe Storms Laboratory

NWA    

National Weather Association

NWC    

National Weather Center

NWP    

Numerical Weather Prediction

NWS    

National Weather Service

NWSEO    

National Weather Service Employees Organization

 
O2R    

operations-to-research

OAR    

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

OHD    

Office of Hydrological Development

OSE    

observing system experiment

OSIP    

Operational Satellite Improvement Program

OUN    

NWS Norman Weather Forecast Office

 
PAR    

phased array radar

POES    

Polar Operational Environmental Satellite

PROFS    

Program for Regional Observing and Forecasting Service

 
QPE    

quantitative precipitation estimation

QPF    

quantitative precipitation forecast

 
R2O    

research-to-operations

R&D    

research and development

RFC    

River Forecast Center

RFI    

radio frequency interference

ROC    

Radar Operations Center

RTOFS    

Real Time Ocean Forecast System

 
SCH    

Service Coordination Hydrologists

SLEP    

Service Life Extension Program

SPC    

Storm Prediction Center

 
UAS    

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UCAR    

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

UKMO    

United Kingdom Meteorological Office

USGS    

U.S. Geological Survey



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