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Appendix H Acronyms and Abbreviations CCSP Climate Change Science Program CCTP Climate Change Technology Program CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites CRA Comparative Risk Assessment DICE Dynamic Integrated Climate Economy DOE Department of Energy EIA Energy Information Administration ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESA Endangered Species Act GCOS Global Climate Observing System GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems GOOS Global Ocean Observing System GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System; IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 253
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254 APPENDIX H NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PDSI Palmer Drought Severity Index RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments SAR synthetic aperture radar START Global Change System for Analysis, Research, and Training USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program WCRP World Climate Research Programme WHO World Health Organization