APPENDIX A
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS


AMIP

Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project

AOGCM

atmospheric-ocean general circulation model


BASC

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

BC

black carbon


CCSP

Climate Change Science Program

CFC

chlorofluorocarbon


DOE

Department of Energy


ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency


GCM

general circulation model

GFDL

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GHG

greenhouse gas


HadCM3

Hadley Centre’s Third-generation coupled ocean-atmospheric GCM


IPCC/TAR

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report

ISCCP

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Projects


MAGICC

Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-Gas Induced Climate Change

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NSF

National Science Foundation


PCMDI

Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison

PDF

probability density function

ppmv

parts per million by volume


RF

radiative forcing


Seff

effective climate sensitivity

Seq

equilibrium climate sensitivity

Str

transient climate sensitivity

SCENGEN

a global and regional climate SCENario GENerator

S/N

signal-to-noise ratio

SPARC

Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate (WCRP)


TCR

transient climate response

TOGA

Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere Program

TOMS

Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer


USGCRP

U.S. Global Change Research Program


VOC

volatile organic compound


WCRP

World Climate Research Program

WMO

World Meteorological Organizarion



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APPENDIX A ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project AOGCM atmospheric-ocean general circulation model BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate BC black carbon CCSP Climate Change Science Program CFC chlorofluorocarbon DOE Department of Energy ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EPA Environmental Protection Agency GCM general circulation model GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory GHG greenhouse gas HadCM3 Hadley Centre’s Third-generation coupled ocean-atmospheric GCM IPCC/TAR Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Projects MAGICC Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-Gas Induced Climate Change MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NSF National Science Foundation PCMDI Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison PDF probability density function ppmv parts per million by volume RF radiative forcing Seff effective climate sensitivity Seq equilibrium climate sensitivity Str transient climate sensitivity SCENGEN a global and regional climate SCENario GENerator S/N signal-to-noise ratio SPARC Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate (WCRP) TCR transient climate response TOGA Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere Program TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program VOC volatile organic compound WCRP World Climate Research Program WMO World Meteorological Organizarion