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APPENDIX G
Acronyms and Initialisms

AEF America’s Energy Future

AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network

ARM Atmosphere Radiation Measurement

CCS carbon capture and storage

CCSP Climate Change Science Program

CCTP climate change technology program

CDM Clean Development Mechanism

COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CDR carbon dioxide removal

C-ROADS Climate Rapid Overview and Decision-support Simulator

DOD U.S. Department of Defense

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

EGS enhanced geothermal system

ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EOS Earth Observing System

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ESSP Earth System Science Partnership

EUMETSAT European meteorological satellite program

FACE free air CO2 enrichment

GCRA Global Change Research Act

GHG greenhouse gas

ICESat Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions

IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

IGFA International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research

IHDP International Human Dimensions Program



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APPENdIX G Acronyms and Initialisms AEF America’s Energy Future AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network ARM Atmosphere Radiation Measurement CCS carbon capture and storage CCSP Climate Change Science Program CCTP climate change technology program CDM Clean Development Mechanism COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease CDR carbon dioxide removal C-ROADS Climate Rapid Overview and Decision-support Simulator DOD U.S. Department of Defense DOE U.S. Department of Energy EGS enhanced geothermal system ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ESSP Earth System Science Partnership EUMETSAT European meteorological satellite program FACE free air CO2 enrichment GCRA Global Change Research Act GHG greenhouse gas ICESat Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship IGFA International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research IHDP International Human Dimensions Program 0

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APPENdIX G IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IUBS International Union of Biological Science IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management JI Joint Implementation MEA Millennium Ecosystem Assessment MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MPAs marine protected areas NAPAs National Adaptation Programmes of Action NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NIC National Intelligence Council NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP net primary productivity NRC National Research Council OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory OMB Office of Management and Budget PIER Public Interest Energy Research PSAC President’s Science Advisory Committee QDR Quadrennial Defense Review R&D research and development REDD Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments SARP Sector Applications Research Program SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment SRM solar radiation management START System for Analysis, Research and Training TAO Tropical-Atmosphere Ocean UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program 0

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Appendix G WCRP World Climate Research Program WMO World Meteorological Organization UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 0

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