Appendix E
Abbreviations and Acronyms


ACRIM

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor

AIChE

American Institute of Chemical Engineers


CCSP

Climate Change Science Program

CFC

chlorofluorocarbon


DOE

Department of Energy


ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERBS

Earth Radiation Budget Satellite


FY

fiscal year


GHG

greenhouse gas

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act


HF

Hickey-Frieden radiometer


IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council



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Thinking Strategically: The Appropriate Use of Metrics for the Climate Change Science Program Appendix E Abbreviations and Acronyms ACRIM Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers CCSP Climate Change Science Program CFC chlorofluorocarbon DOE Department of Energy ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Satellite FY fiscal year GHG greenhouse gas GPRA Government Performance and Results Act HF Hickey-Frieden radiometer IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council

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Thinking Strategically: The Appropriate Use of Metrics for the Climate Change Science Program NSF National Science Foundation OMB Office of Management and Budget PART Program Assessment Rating Tool PI principal investigator PMOD Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos R&D research and development RISA Regional Integrated Science and Assessments TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean TOGA Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere TSI total solar irradiance USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USGS U.S. Geological Survey UV ultraviolet VIRGO Variability of Solar Irradiance and Gravity Oscillations WREN Washington Research Evaluation Network