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Appendix B—
Acronyms and Abbreviations

BASC

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

COADS

Comprehensive Ocean/Atmosphere Data Set

CRC

Climate Research Committee

ENSO

El Niño—Southern Oscillation

GCM

general circulation model

GHz

GigaHertz

hPa

hectoPascal

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

MSU

Microwave Sounding Unit

MSU 2LT

lower to mid-tropospheric temperature derived from MSU channel 2

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

RMS

root-mean-square

SST

sea surface temperature

UKMO

United Kingdom Meteorological Office

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

WMO

World Meteorological Organization



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