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Acronyms

AAP Atmospheric Analysis Prediction

ABC Atmospheric Brown Clouds

ACD Atmospheric Chemistry Division

ACE-1 First Aerosol Characterization Experiment

ACSYS Arctic Climate System Study

AFGL U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory

AFWA Air Force Weather Agency

AGU American Geophysical Union

AIMES Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System

AirUCI Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute (EMSI) at UC Irvine

ALPEX ALPine EXperiment

AMISR Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar

AMMA African Monsoon Multiscale Analysis

AMS American Meteorological Society

APS American Physical Society

ASAP Automated Shipboard Aerological Program

ASR Annual Scientific Reports

AST Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope

ATD NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division

ATM NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences

ATS-1 First Geosynchronous Satellite

AVAPS Automatic Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System



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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences D Acronyms AAP Atmospheric Analysis Prediction ABC Atmospheric Brown Clouds ACD Atmospheric Chemistry Division ACE-1 First Aerosol Characterization Experiment ACSYS Arctic Climate System Study AFGL U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory AFWA Air Force Weather Agency AGU American Geophysical Union AIMES Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System AirUCI Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute (EMSI) at UC Irvine ALPEX ALPine EXperiment AMISR Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar AMMA African Monsoon Multiscale Analysis AMS American Meteorological Society APS American Physical Society ASAP Automated Shipboard Aerological Program ASR Annual Scientific Reports AST Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope ATD NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division ATM NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences ATS-1 First Geosynchronous Satellite AVAPS Automatic Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences BAMEX Bow echo and Mesoscale convective EXperiment BGC WG BioGeoChemistry Working Group BiSON Birmingham Solar Oscillation Network BOREAS BOreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study C4 Center for Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate CAPS Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms CAREER NSF faculty early career development program CASA Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere CAWSES Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System CCSM Community Climate System Model CCSP Climate Change Science Program OCD Office of Climate Dynamics CEDAR Coupling, Energetic, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions CEPEX CEntral Pacific EXperiment CFC Chlorofluorocarbon CHILL Colorado State University Chill National Radar Facility CIMS Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry CINDE Convective INitiation and Downburst Experiment CISM Center for Integrated Space-weather Modeling CLIMAP Climate: Mapping, Analysis, and Prediction CLIVAR CLImate VARiability and change COARE Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment COHMAP Co-Operative Holocene MApping Project COLA Center for Ocean, Land, and Atmosphere COMET COoperative Meteorological Education and Training CON3 the average of forecasts from 3 models—HRD’s barotropic VICBAR model, NCEP’s global spectral model, and the GFDL hurricane model COPES Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System COPS Cooperative Oklahoma Profiler Studies COSMIC Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate CPT Climate Process and modeling Teams CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreements CSM Climate System Model CSEM Center for Space Environmental Modeling CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. CW Continuous Wave

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences DLR Deutsche Luft-und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Research Establishment) DoD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOT Department of Transportation DOW Doppler-on-Wheels DSP Dynamical Seasonal Prediction ECHO Experiment for Coordinated Helioseismic Observations ECI Environmental Change Institute ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ELDORA ELectra DOppler RAdar EMSI Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute ENSEMBLES Ensemble-based Predictions of Climate Changes and their Impacts ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation EOL NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory EOS Earth Observing System EPA Environmental Protection Agency EPIC Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate EPRI Electric Power Research Institute ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment ERC Engineering Research Center ERDA Energy Research and Development Agency ERICA Experiment on Rapidly-Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic ESA European Space Agency ESH Earth System History ESSL NCAR Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory EU European Union FAA Federal Aviation Administration FASTEX Fronts and Atlantic Storm Track EXperiment FFRDC Federally Funded Research and Development Center FGGE First GARP Global Experiment FSL Forecast System Laboratory FY Fiscal Year GAIM Global Analysis, Integration, and Modeling GALE Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment GALLEX Gallium Radiochemical Solar Neutrino Detector at Gran Sasso GAOS Global Atmospheric Observing System

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences GARP Global Atmospheric Research Program GATE GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment GEM Geospace Environment Modeling GEO NSF Geosciences Directorate GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems GEWEX Global Energy and Water cycle EXperiment GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies GLOBE Global Learning through Observations for the Benefit of the Environment GONG Global Oscillation Network Group GPS Global Positioning System GRF Graduate Research Fellowships GWE Global Weather Experiment HAO High Altitude Observatory HDH High-Degree Helioseimometer HIAPER High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research ICSU International Council for Science IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme IHOP_2002 International H2O Project iLEAPS Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study INDOEX INDian Ocean EXperiment IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IRI International Research Institute ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project ISS Integrated Sounding System ITR International Technology Research JOSS Joint Office for Science Support KDI Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence KISS Kanton Island Sounding System L2D2 Lightweight Loran Digital Dropsonde LCF DOE’s Leadership-Class Computing Facility LEAD Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery LIDAR LIght Detection And Ranging LIF Laser Induced Fluorescence LLWAS Low Level Wind Shear Alerting System LOD2 Lightweight Omega Digital Dropsondes

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences LORAN LOng RAnge Navigation LOWL Low- and Intermediate-Degree Experiment MALT Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere MAP Mesoscale Alpine Program MCV Mesoscale Convective Vortices MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIRAGE-MEX Megacity Impacts on Regional and Global Environments: Mexico City Pollution Outflow Field Campaign MLSO Mauna Loa Solar Observatory MM Mesoscale Model MM4 Mesoscale Model-version 4 MM5 Mesoscale Model-version 5 MMM Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology MONEX MONsoon EXperiment MRI Major Research Instrumentation MST Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar MURI Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program NAME North American Monsoon Experiment NAPA National Academy of Public Administration NARSTO North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NEXRAD NEXt generation RADar NHRE National Hail Research Experiment NIMA NCAR Improved Moments Algorithm NIO Northern Indian Ocean NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology NLDN National Lightning Detection Network NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSB National Science Board NSF National Science Foundation NSO National Solar Observatory NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory NSWP National Space and Weather Program NTP National Toxicology Program NWP Numerical Weather Prediction

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences OCE Ocean Sciences ODWs Omega DropWindsondes OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology OGD Ogden, Utah OPP Office of Polar Programs ORION OOI Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks Ocean Observing Initiative OU University of Oklahoma PAGES PAst Global changES PECASE Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers PI Principal Investigator PIRAQ PC-Integrated Radar AcQuisition system PRESTORM Oklahoma–Kansas Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM–Central PROVOST PRediction Of climate Variations On Seasonal and interannual Timescales RAMS Regional Atmospheric Modeling System RASS Radio Accoustic Sounding System REU Research Experience for Undergraduates RFP Request for Proposal RICO Rain in Cumulus over the Oceans RUI Research at Undergraduate Institutions S-Pol S-Band Dual Polarization Radar SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SBIR Small Business Innovation Research SCIAMACHY SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY SCOSTEP Scientific Committee On Solar TErrestrial Physics SEC NOAA Space Environment Center SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research SGER Small Grants for Exploratory Research SHEBA Surface HEat Budget of the Arctic Ocean SHINE Solar and Heliospheric Interaction SOARS® Scientific Opportunities in Atmospheric and Related Sciences SOHO SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory SOLAS Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study SPARC Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate SRI Stanford Research Institute

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences STC Science and Technology Center STEPS Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study STORM-central Oklahoma-Kansas PRE-STORM Program STR Solar-Terrestrial Research program STRATO2C German high-altitude research aircraft STTR Small Business Technology Transfer SUNY State University of New York SuperDARN Super Dual Auroral Radar Network T-Rex Terrain-induced Rotor EXperiment TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Observing System TAOS Tethered Atmospheric Observing Systems TEKES The Finish National Technology Agency THERMEX THERMal wave EXperiment THORPEX THe Observing system Research and Predictability EXperiment TOGA Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere TOPSE Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox TOTO TOtable Tornado Observatory UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research “UCAR” University Committee for Atmospheric Research UHF Ultrahigh Frequency UN United Nations UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme UOP UCAR Office of Programs URS United Research Services USDA United States Department of Agriculture USGCRP U.S. Global Climate Research Program USGS United States Geological Survey USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics USWRP U.S. Weather Research Program VHF Very High Frequency VORTEX Verification of the ORigin of Tornadoes EXperiment WACCM Whole Atmosphere WCRP World Climate Research Programme WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modeling WMO World Meteorological Organization WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation‘s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences WP2 Western Pacific Warm Pool WRF Weather Research and Forecast WWRP World Weather Research Program

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