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Acronyms ABRFC Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service ALERT Automatic Local Evaluation in Real Time AMS American Meteorological Society API Antecedent Precipitation Index APRFC Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center ARC AHPS Review Committee CBRFC Colorado Basin River Forecast Center CHPS Community Hydrologic Prediction System CNRFC California Nevada River Forecast Center CS calibration system CY calendar year DMIP Distributed Model Intercomparison Project DOE U.S. Department of Energy ESP ensemble streamflow prediction FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FFMP flash-flood monitoring and prediction FY fiscal year GIS geographic information system GPRA Government Performance and Results Act HEC Hydrologic Engineering Center HL Hydrology Laboratory HMS Hydrologic Modeling System HQ NWS Headquarters HSD Hydrologic Services Division IFP interactive forecast program LMRFC Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center MARFC Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center MBRFC Missouri Basin River Forecast Center MOPEX Model Parameter Estimation Experiment NAE National Academy of Engineering NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NCRFC North Central River Forecast Center NERFC Northeast River Forecast Center NHWC National Hydrologic Warning Council NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOHRSC National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center NRC National Research Council NSIP National Streamflow Information Program NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory 65
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66 Toward a New Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) NWRFC Northwest River Forecast Center NWS National Weather Service NWSRFS National Weather Service River Forecast System OCWWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services OFS operational forecast system OHD Office of Hydrologic Development OHRFC Ohio River Forecast Center PQPF probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecast QPE quantitative precipitation estimation QPF quantitative precipitation forecast RFC River Forecast Center SAC-SMA Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting Model SERFC Southeast River Forecast Center UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USGS U.S. Geological Survey WARFS Water Resources Forecasting System WFO Weather Forecast Office WGRFC West Gulf River Forecast Center