F Abbreviations and Acronyms


AMEX

Australian Monsoon Experiment

APARE

East Asia/North Pacific Regional Study

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer


BAHC

Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle


CAMS

Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences

CAS

Chinese Academy of Sciences

CAST

Chinese Association of Science and Technology

CERN

Chinese Ecological Research Network

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CHAASE

China and America Air-Sea Experiments

CH4

Methane

CISNAR

Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources

CNCC

Chinese National Climate Committee

CNCIGBP

Chinese National Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

COARE

Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Agreement

CODATA

Committee on Data for Science and Technology

CO2

Carbon dioxide

CRAES

Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences



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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration F Abbreviations and Acronyms AMEX Australian Monsoon Experiment APARE East Asia/North Pacific Regional Study ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer BAHC Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle CAMS Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences CAST Chinese Association of Science and Technology CERN Chinese Ecological Research Network CFC Chlorofluorocarbon CHAASE China and America Air-Sea Experiments CH4 Methane CISNAR Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources CNCC Chinese National Climate Committee CNCIGBP Chinese National Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Agreement CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology CO2 Carbon dioxide CRAES Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration CSCPRC Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China DIS Data and Information Systems DOE Department of Energy (U.S.) EAWEP East Asia and Western Pacific ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation EPA Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.) GAIM Global Analysis, Interpretation, and Modeling GCM General Circulation Model GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GIS Geographic Information System GMCC Global Monitoring for Climate Change Laboratory HEIFE Sino-Japanese Atmosphere-Land Surface Processes Experiment HD/GEC Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ISSC International Social Science Council JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study LASG Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics LOICZ Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone LREIS Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information Systems LTER Long-Term Ecological Research MAB Man and the Biosphere Program MFECS Margin Flux in the East China Sea MOA Ministry of Agriculture MOF Ministry of Forestry MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs MOGM Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources MOWR Ministry of Water Resources

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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCCCG National Climate Change Coordination Group NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NEPA National Environmental Protection Agency (China) NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NO2 Nitrite NOx Nitrogen oxides N2O Nitrous oxide NPP Net Primary Productivity NSF National Science Foundation NSFC National Natural Science Foundation of China O3 Ozone PAGES Past Global Changes PC Personal Computer PEM Pacific Exploratory Mission PIXE Proton-Induced X-Ray Emission QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control RCEES Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences RRC Regional Research Center RRN Regional Research Network RRS Regional Research Site SC-IGBP Scientific Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program SEDC State Education Commission SEPC State Environmental Protection Commission SMA State Meteorological Administration SOA State Oceanographic Administration SO2 Sulfur dioxide SPC State Planning Commission SSTC State Science and Technology Commission START System for Analysis, Research, and Training TM Thematic Mapper TOGA Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere Program

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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development UNDP United Nations Development Program UNEP United Nations Environment Program UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization WCRP World Climate Research Program WDC World Data Center WMO World Meteorological Organization WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment Currency exchange rate used: $1=5.5 yuan.