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E Acronym List ADCIRC Advanced Circulation Model ADCP acoustic Doppler current profiler BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management DOE Department of Energy DOI Department of the Interior EGL energy gradeline EIA Energy Information Administration EMEC European Marine Energy Centre ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation EPA Environmental Protection Agency EPRI Electric Power Research Institute FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FWS U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife GDEM Generalized Digital Environment Model GIS geographic information system HF high frequency HGL hydraulic gradient line HYCOM-GLOBAL Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model 153

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154 APPENDIX E HYCOM-GOM Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model—Gulf of Mexico IEC International Electrotechnical Commission JPL-ROMS Jet Propulsion Laboratory Regional Ocean Model System MHK marine and hydrokinetic (resources) MOC maximum operating condition MODAS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer NCOM Navy Coastal Ocean Model NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORPC Ocean Renewable Power Company OTEC ocean thermal energy conversion PDF probability density function ROC rated operating condition ROMS Regional Ocean Modeling System SOT statement of task SST sea surface temperature TBD to be determined TGE turbogenerator efficiency TOC threshold operating condition USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WSL water surface line