Appendix A
Acronyms


ACC

Anthropogenic Climate Change

ACCP

Atlantic Climate Change Program

ACSYS

Arctic Climate System Study

ARGOS

ARGOS Data Collection and Location System (France)

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program

ARTS

Annual Record of Tropical Systems


BASC

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate


CCDD

Climate Change and Data Detection

CDEP

Climate Dynamics and Experimental Prediction

CENR

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (OSTP)

CLIPS

Climate Information and Prediction System (WMO)

CLIVAR

Climate Variability and Predictability programme

CNES

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

COARE

Coupled Ocean—Atmosphere Response Experiment

CRC

Climate Research Committee


DecCen

Climate Variability on Decade-to-Century Time Scales


EMEX

Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment

ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System


FGGE

First GARP Global Experiment (also known as the Global Weather Experiment)


GAME

GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment

GARP

Global Atmosphere Research Program

GCIP

GEWEX Continental-scale International Project



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--> Appendix A Acronyms ACC Anthropogenic Climate Change ACCP Atlantic Climate Change Program ACSYS Arctic Climate System Study ARGOS ARGOS Data Collection and Location System (France) ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program ARTS Annual Record of Tropical Systems BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate CCDD Climate Change and Data Detection CDEP Climate Dynamics and Experimental Prediction CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (OSTP) CLIPS Climate Information and Prediction System (WMO) CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability programme CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales COARE Coupled Ocean—Atmosphere Response Experiment CRC Climate Research Committee DecCen Climate Variability on Decade-to-Century Time Scales EMEX Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System FGGE First GARP Global Experiment (also known as the Global Weather Experiment) GAME GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment GARP Global Atmosphere Research Program GCIP GEWEX Continental-scale International Project

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--> GCM general circulation model GCOS Global Climate Observing System GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment(WCRP) GMWG GOALS Modeling Working Group GOALS Global Ocean—Atmosphere—Land System GOOS Global Ocean Observing System GOS Global Observing System GOWG GOALS Observation Working Group GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System GTS Global Telecommunication System (WMO) GWE Global Weather Experiment IGBP International Geosphere—Biosphere Programme (Global Change) IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy IHDP International Human Dimensions of Global Change Programme IOC International Oceanographic Commission IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IRI International Research Institute for Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Prediction ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project JASMINE Joint Air—Sea Monsoon Interaction Experiment LBA Land Biosphere—Atmosphere Program LSPM Land Surface Process Model MSU Microwave Sounding Unit NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASDA National Space Development Agency of Japan NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NEG Numerical Experimentation Group NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service OGP Office of Global Programs OSTP/CENR Office of Science and Technology Policy/Committee on Environment and Natural Resources PACS Pan American Climate Studies PAGES Past Global Changes PIRATA Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic SCPP Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Prediction Program SCSMEX South China Sea Meteorological Experiment SST sea surface temperature

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--> TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (array of moorings) TOGA Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere TRITON Triangle Trans-Ocean buoy network TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (NASA) USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program VAMOS Variability of the American Monsoon Systems VOS Volunteer Observing Ship(s) (WMO) WCRP World Climate Research Programme (WMO/ICSU) WMO World Meteorological Organization WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment WWW World Weather Watch