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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX I - LIST OF ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1994. The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2354.
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Appendix I - List of Acronyms


ACCP

Atlantic Climate Change Program

ACP

Antarctic Circumpolar Current

ADCP

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

ADEOS

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite

ALACE

Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer

ARCSS

Arctic Systems Science

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ATOC

Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate

AUV

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CLIVAR

Climate Variability and Predictability

CRC

NRC Climate Research Committee

CTD

Conductivity-Temperature-Depth

CZCS

Coastal Zone Color Scanner


DOE

Department of Energy


ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

ERS-1

European Remote Sensing Satellite


FARA

French-American Ridge Atlantic


GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GCP

GLOBEC Core Program

GEOSAT

Geodetic Satellite Mission

GFDL

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GISP2

Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two

GLOBEC

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics

GOALS

Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

GTS

Global Telecommunications System


ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

IMAGES

International Marine Global Changes Study

InterRIDGE

International RIDGE

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX I - LIST OF ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1994. The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2354.
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IRICP

International Research Institute for Climate Prediction


JGOFS

Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

JOI

Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.


LAII

Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions

LOICZ

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone


MELT

Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography

MESH

Marine Aspects of Earth System History


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NSCAT

NASA Scatterometer

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OAII

Ocean-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions

ODP

Ocean Drilling Program

ONR

Office of Naval Research


PAGES

Past Global Climate

PALE

Paleoclimates of Arctic Lakes and Estuaries

PICES

Pacific ICES


RIDGE

Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiments

ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicle


SCOR

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

SeaWiFS

Sea-Viewing, Wide Field Sensor

SERDP

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Projects

SOFAR

Sound Fixing and Ranging

SOSUS

Sound Surveillance Underwater System

SST

Sea-Surface Temperature


TAO

TOGA Tropical Atmosphere Ocean

TOGA

Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere

TOGA COARE

TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment

TOGA SSG

TOGA Scientific Steering Group

TOPEX/Poseidon

Ocean Topography Experiment

T-POP

TOGA Program on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction


UNEP

United Nations Environment Program

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX I - LIST OF ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1994. The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2354.
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USGS

United States Geological Survey


VOS

Voluntary Observing Ship


WCRP

World Climate Research Program

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment

WMO

World Meteorological Organization


XBT

Expendable Bathythermograph

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX I - LIST OF ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1994. The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2354.
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What role does the ocean play in global climate change? Although not fully understood, there is general agreement that it is significant. Therefore, the scientific community has initiated large-scale research programs based on studies of the ocean and its relation to global climate and climate-related processes. This volume provides brief summaries and reports on the progress of the major oceanographic research programs. It looks at both programs that study processes that occur over periods ranging from days to hundreds of years--the contemporary system--and those that seek to understand long-term variations ranging from thousands to millions of years--the geological perspective.

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