Appendix C: Acronyms

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

CARDS

Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set

CGED

Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data

GCDIS

U.S. Global Change Data and Information System

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

HCN

Historical Climatology Network

ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

NARA

National Archives and Records Administration

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NEXRAD

Next Generation Weather Radar

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NWS

National Weather Service

RAID

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

WDC-A

World Data Center-A

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WSR-88D

Weather Service Radar-1988 design Doppler



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1993 Review of the World Data Center-A for Meteorology and the National Climatic Data Center Appendix C: Acronyms ASOS Automated Surface Observing System CARDS Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set CGED Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data GCDIS U.S. Global Change Data and Information System GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite HCN Historical Climatology Network ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions NARA National Archives and Records Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks WDC-A World Data Center-A WMO World Meteorological Organization WSR-88D Weather Service Radar-1988 design Doppler