Appendix G Acronyms


ADDS

Aviation Digital Data System

AMPS

Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System

AMS

American Meteorological Society

APA

Administrative Procedures Act

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System


CAB

Civil Aeronautics Board

COMET

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training

CRAFT

Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test

CWSA

Commercial Weather Services Association


DOD

Department of Defense

DOT

Department of Transportation


ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FAIR

Act Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FFRDC

Federally Funded Research and Development Center

FSL

Forecast Systems Laboratory


GDP

gross domestic product

GPS

Global Positioning System



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Appendix G Acronyms ADDS Aviation Digital Data System AMPS Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System AMS American Meteorological Society APA Administrative Procedures Act ASOS Automated Surface Observing System CAB Civil Aeronautics Board COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training CRAFT Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test CWSA Commercial Weather Services Association DOD Department of Defense DOT Department of Transportation ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act FAIR Act Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act FCC Federal Communications Commission FFRDC Federally Funded Research and Development Center FSL Forecast Systems Laboratory GDP gross domestic product GPS Global Positioning System

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NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NDFD National Digital Forecast Database NEXRAD NEXt generation weather RADar NIDS NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NWS National Weather Service OMB Office of Management and Budget PSU Pennsylvania State University RCC radio common carrier RMS root-mean-square UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UHF ultrahigh frequency UVultraviolet WITI Weather Information Technologies, Inc. WLCC wireline common carrier WMO World Meteorological Organization