Appendix F

Acronyms


ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer


CARDS

Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set

CENR

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

COADS

Comprehensive Ocean/Atmosphere Data Set


DOD

Department of Defense


ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FCCC

Framework Convention on Climate Change


GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

GTOS

Global Terrestrial Observing System


HCN

Historical Climatology Network


IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NWS

National Weather Service


OAR

Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy


PALACE

Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer


TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission


USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development

USGCRP

U.S. Global Change Research Program

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


WCRP

World Climate Research Programme

WMO

World Meteorological Organization


XBT

expendable bathy-thermograph



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