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APPENDIX

D

ACRONYMS

CFCs

Chlorofluorocarbons

CGCR

Committee on Global Change Research

CENR

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

ENSO

El Niño–Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

ESSC

Earth System Sciences Committee

EUMETSAT

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

MetOp

Meteorological Operational (Satellite)

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSTC

National Science and Technology Council

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

R&A

Research and Analysis

TOGA

Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere

USGCRP

US Global Change Research Program

WMO

World Meteorological Organization



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OVERVIEW: Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade APPENDIX D ACRONYMS CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons CGCR Committee on Global Change Research CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy ENSO El Niño–Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System ESSC Earth System Sciences Committee EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program MetOp Meteorological Operational (Satellite) NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSTC National Science and Technology Council OMB Office of Management and Budget R&A Research and Analysis TOGA Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere USGCRP US Global Change Research Program WMO World Meteorological Organization