Acronyms and Abbreviations


AHPS

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

AMS

American Meteorological Society

AVN

Aviation model (a numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP)


BASC

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate


CPC

Climate Prediction Center


ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation

ETA

A mesoscale numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP


F1, F2…F5

Tornado intensity designations on the Fujita Scale

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency


HPC

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, a component of NCEP


IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


MRF

Medium-range numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP


NAS

National Academy of Sciences (USA)

NCEP

National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NWS

National Weather Service


OFCM

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


RFC

River Forecast Center


USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


WFO

Weather Forecast Office



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A Workshop Summary Communicating Uncertainties in Weather and Climate Information Acronyms and Abbreviations AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service AMS American Meteorological Society AVN Aviation model (a numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP) BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate CPC Climate Prediction Center ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation ETA A mesoscale numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP F1, F2…F5 Tornado intensity designations on the Fujita Scale FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, a component of NCEP IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change MRF Medium-range numerical weather prediction model used at NCEP NAS National Academy of Sciences (USA) NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology RFC River Forecast Center USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USGS U.S. Geological Survey WFO Weather Forecast Office

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