ACRONYMS


4DVAR

four-dimensional variational data assimilation

ACARS

Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System

ACE

Advanced Composition Explorer (satellite)

ACOG

Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games

AIRS

advanced infrared sounder

AMSU

advanced microwave sounding unit

ARINC

Aeronautical Radio, Inc.

ASCI

Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative

ASM

atmosphere-system model (an NWP model that combines the atmosphere, oceans, land, and sea ice

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

ASTER

advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer

AWIPS

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing system


CERES

Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System

COMET

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training

CSM

climate system model


DOH

development and operations hydrologist


ECMWF

European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

EOS

Earth Observing System (a NASA satellite system)

EWIS

economic weather impacts scale


GOES

geostationary operational environmental satellite

GPS

global positioning system

GPS/MET

global positioning system and meteorological (satellite)


HF

high frequency (radio band in the electromagnetic spectrum)

HWIS

human weather impacts scale


ITWS

Integrated Terminal Weather System


LEO

low Earth orbiting

LM

lightning mapper


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCEP

National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NEXRAD

Next-Generation [weather] Radar (Weather Service Radar [WSR] 88D

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce

NPOESS

National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NSCAT

NASA ocean wind scatterometer

NWP

numerical weather prediction

NWS

National Weather Service (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce


QPF

quantitative precipitation forecast


SOO

science and operations officer

SPARCLE

Space Readiness Coherent Lidar Experiment


TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (satellite)


USWRP

U.S. Weather Research Program

UTC

coordinated universal time (ZULU)


WFO

weather forecast office

WTWS

Wind Shear and Turbulence Warning System



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