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Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research (2003)

Chapter: Appendix D: Acronyms

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2003. Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10829.
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D Acronyms ACWC Advisory Committee on Weather Control AMS American Meteorological Society ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate CAPS Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CART Cloud And Radiation Test bed CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei CDS Cloud Droplet Spectrometer CG Cloud-to-Ground (lightning) CIP Cloud Imaging Probe CPI Cloud Particle Imager DOE Department Of Energy ETL Environmental Technology Laboratory FACE Florida Area Cumulus Experiment EN Freezing Nuclei FSSP Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe GPM Global Precipitation Mission GPS Global Positioning System HIPLEX High Plains Experiment IN Ice Nuclei LWC Liquid Water Content NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NWS National Weather Service OAP-260X Optical Array Probe SIP Secondary Ice Particles TITAN Thunderstorm Identification Tracking Analysis and Nowcasting TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission WMO World Meteorological Organization 118

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