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FROM RESEARCH TO OPERATIONS IN WEATHER SATELLITES AND NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION: CROSSING THE VALLEY OF DEATH Acronyms and Abbreviations BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate CCM community climate model DOD Department of Defense ECMWF European Center for Medium Range Forecasting EMC Environmental Modeling Center EOS Earth Observing System (NASA) EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System ESE Earth Sciences Enterprise FASTEX Fronts and Atlantic Storm-Track Experiment FSL Forecast Systems Laboratory GCIP GEWEX Continental-scale International Project GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite MFLOPS millions of floating point operations per second NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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FROM RESEARCH TO OPERATIONS IN WEATHER SATELLITES AND NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION: CROSSING THE VALLEY OF DEATH NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NOAA) NEXRAD Next-Generation Weather Radar systems NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NORPEX North Pacific Experiment NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Program NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NWP Numerical Weather Prediction NWS National Weather Service ONR Office of Naval Research OSIP Operational Satellite Improvement Program OSSE Observing System Simulation Experiment R&D research and development TOPEX/ POSEIDON Ocean Surface Topography Experiment (Joint U.S. France research program) TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (NASA) UKMO United Kingdom Met. Office USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USWRP U.S. Weather Research Program
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