4DDA

four-dimensional data assimilation

DMSS

Data Management and Service System (GCIP)

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of Interior


ECMWF

European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

EDAS

Eta Model Data Assimilation System (NCEP)

EDC

Earth Resources Observation Satellite Data Center (USGS)

ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EOP

Enhanced Observing Period

EOS

Earth Observing System (NASA, MTPE)

ERBE

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ESOP

Enhanced Seasonal Observing Period

Eta

(Name of an NMC model using the Greek letter for the vertical coordinate)


FIFE

First ISLSCP Field Experiment

FSL

Forecast Systems Laboratory (NOAA)


GAME

GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment

GCIP

GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project

GCM

general circulation (atmospheric) model

GCMD

Global Change Master Directory (NASA-EOSDIS)

GCSS

GEWEX Cloud Systems Study

GDAS

Global Data Assimilation System (NCEP)

GEWEX

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (WCRP)

GHP

GEWEX Hydrometeorology Panel

GIDS

GCIP Initial Data Set

GIST

GCIP Implementation System Test

GOALS

Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (NOAA)

GPCP

Global Precipitation Climatology Project (WCRP)

GPS

global positioning system

GREDS

GCIP Reference Data Set

GTS

Global Telecommunications System


HAPEX

Hydrologic-Atmospheric Pilot Experiment (France)


IEOS

International Earth Observing System

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IGPO

International GEWEX Project Office

IOP

intensive observational period

IR

infrared

ISA

intermediate-scale area

ISCCP

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

ISLSCP

International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project


LBA

Land Biosphere-Atmosphere program (Brazil)



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