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* A.K.A. : also known as
 
* A.K.A. : also known as
 
* ABL : Atmospheric Boundary Layer
 
* ABL : Atmospheric Boundary Layer
 
* ACPC : Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate Initiative (iLEAPS/GEWEX/IGAC)
 
* ACPC : Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate Initiative (iLEAPS/GEWEX/IGAC)
** AGPI : Adjusted GOES Precipitation Index
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* AGPI : Adjusted GOES Precipitation Index
** AGU : American Geophysical Union
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* AGU : American Geophysical Union
** AMMA : African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis Project
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* AMMA : African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis Project
** AMS : American Meteorological Society
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* AMS : American Meteorological Society
** AMSR : Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer  
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* AMSR : Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer  
** AMSR-E : EOS Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer
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* AMSR-E : EOS Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer
** AMSU-A(B) : Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A(B)
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* AMSU-A(B) : Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A(B)
** AMY : Asian Monsoon Years
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* AMY : Asian Monsoon Years
** AOGS : Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
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* AOGS : Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
** APN : Asian Pacific Network
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* APN : Asian Pacific Network
** AR4 : IPCC Assessment Report 4, due in 2012
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* AR4 : IPCC Assessment Report 4, due in 2012
** AR5 : IPCC Assessment Report 5, due in 2013
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* AR5 : IPCC Assessment Report 5, due in 2013
** ASTER : Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer  
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* ASTER : Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer  
** AVHRR : Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
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* AVHRR : Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  
 
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** BACC : BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
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**[https://www.baltex-research.eu/ BALTEX]: Baltic Sea Experiment
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* BACC : BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
** BSRN : Baseline Surface Radiation Network
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* BALTEX : Baltic Sea Experiment
** BSSSC : Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation
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* BSRN : Baseline Surface Radiation Network
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* BSSSC : Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation
  
 
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** CALIPSO : Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation.
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** CAMS : Climate Analysis and Monitoring System
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* CALIPSO : Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation.
** CAS : Chinese Acadamy of Sciences
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* CAMS : Climate Analysis and Monitoring System
** CAS (WMO) : WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
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* CAS : Chinese Acadamy of Sciences
** CEOP : Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project (previously Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period)
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* CAS (WMO) : WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
** CEOS : Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
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* CEOP : Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project (previously Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period)
** CFS : Climate Forecast System   
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* CEOS : Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
** CFSR : NCEP-NOAA CFS Reanalysis
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* CFS : Climate Forecast System   
** CGMS : Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
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* CFSR : NCEP-NOAA CFS Reanalysis
** CIEHLYC : Community for spatial and hydrological information in Latin America and the Caribbean  
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* CGMS : Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
** CLiC : Climate and Cryosphere Project  (WCRP Core Project)
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* CIEHLYC : Community for spatial and hydrological information in Latin America and the Caribbean  
** CLIVAR : Climate Variability and Predictability Project (WCRP Core Project)
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* CLiC : Climate and Cryosphere Project  (WCRP Core Project)
** CMAP : CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation
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* CLIVAR : Climate Variability and Predictability Project (WCRP Core Project)
** CMIP : Climate Model Intercomparison Project
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* CMAP : CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation
** CMORPH : CPC Morphing technique
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* CMIP : Climate Model Intercomparison Project
** CONAE : Comision Nacional De Actividades Espaciales (Argeninean National Space Agency)
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* CMORPH : CPC Morphing technique
** CORDEX : Coordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment
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* CONAE : Comision Nacional De Actividades Espaciales (Argeninean National Space Agency)
** CPC : NWS Climate Prediction Center
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* CORDEX : Coordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment
** CPPA : Climate Prediction Program for the Americas
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* CPC : NWS Climate Prediction Center
** CPTEC : Weather Forecast and Climate Studies Centre (of INPE, Brazil)  
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* CPPA : Climate Prediction Program for the Americas
** CRU : Climate Research Unit
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* CPTEC : Weather Forecast and Climate Studies Centre (of INPE, Brazil)  
** CSE : Continental Scale Experiment
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* CRU : Climate Research Unit
** CST : Convective Stratiform Technique
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* CSE : Continental Scale Experiment
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* CST : Convective Stratiform Technique
  
 
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** DAAC : Distributed Active Archive Centers
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** DFR : Dual Frequency Radar
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* DAAC : Distributed Active Archive Centers
** DIAS : Dynamic Information Architecture System
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* DFR : Dual Frequency Radar
** DMSP : Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
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* DIAS : Dynamic Information Architecture System
** DMWG : Data Management Working Group
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* DMSP : Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
** DOC : Department of Commerce, USA
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* DMWG : Data Management Working Group
** DOD : Department of Defense, USA
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* DOC : Department of Commerce, USA
** DPR : Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar
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* DOD : Department of Defense, USA
** DRI : Drought Research Initiative
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* DPR : Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar
** DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
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* DRI : Drought Research Initiative
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* DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
  
 
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** ECMWF : European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts  
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** ECR : Early Career Researcher
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* ECMWF : European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts  
** ECS : Early Career Scientist
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* ECR : Early Career Researcher
** EDR : Environmental Data Record
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* ECS : Early Career Scientist
** ENSO : EL Niño - Southern Oscillation
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* EDR : Environmental Data Record
** EOF : Empirical Orthogonal Function
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* ENSO : EL Niño - Southern Oscillation
** EOS : NASA Earth Observing System
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* EOF : Empirical Orthogonal Function
** EPS : EUMETSAT Polar System
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* EOS : NASA Earth Observing System
** ERA-I : ECMWF Interim Reanalysis
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* EPS : EUMETSAT Polar System
** ESA : European Space Agency
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* ERA-I : ECMWF Interim Reanalysis
** ESF : European Science Foundation
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* ESA : European Space Agency
** ESP : Ensemble Streamflow Prediction
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* ESF : European Science Foundation
** ESSP : Earth System Science Partnership
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* ESP : Ensemble Streamflow Prediction
** EUMETSAT : European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
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* ESSP : Earth System Science Partnership
** Ev-K2-CNR : Everest-K2 National Research Council
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* EUMETSAT : European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
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* Ev-K2-CNR : Everest-K2 National Research Council
  
 
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** FAME : Framework for Atmospheric Model Enhancement  
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** FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
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* FAME : Framework for Atmospheric Model Enhancement  
** FNMOC : Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center  
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* FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
** GABLS : GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study
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* FNMOC : Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center  
** GACP : Global Aerosol Climatology Project
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* GABLS : GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study
** GCIP : GEWEX Continental Scale International Project  
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* GACP : Global Aerosol Climatology Project
** GCOS : Global Climate Observing System
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* GCIP : GEWEX Continental Scale International Project  
** GCPC : Global Precipitation Climatology Project
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* GCOS : Global Climate Observing System
** GCSS : GEWEX Cloud System Study
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* GCPC : Global Precipitation Climatology Project
** GEO : Group on Earth Observations
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* GCSS : GEWEX Cloud System Study
** GEOSS : Global Earth Observing System of Systems
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* GEO : Group on Earth Observations
** GEWEX : Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (WCRP Core Project)
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* GEOSS : Global Earth Observing System of Systems
** GFS : Global Forecast System
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* GEWEX : Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (WCRP Core Project)
** GHCN : Global Historical Climate Network
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* GFS : Global Forecast System
** GHP : Gewex Hydrological Panel (previously GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel)
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* GHCN : Global Historical Climate Network
** GHz : Giga Hertz
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* GHP : Gewex Hydrological Panel (previously GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel)
** GLACE : Global Land Atmospheric Coupling Experiment
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* GHz : Giga Hertz
** GLASS : Global Land Atmosphere System Study
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* GLACE : Global Land Atmospheric Coupling Experiment
** GLDAS : Global Land Data Assimilation System
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* GLASS : Global Land Atmosphere System Study
** GMI : GPM Microwave Imager
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* GLDAS : Global Land Data Assimilation System
** GMPP : GEWEX Modeling and Prediction Panel
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* GMI : GPM Microwave Imager
** GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
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* GMPP : GEWEX Modeling and Prediction Panel
** GPCC : Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
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* GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
** GPCP : Global precipitation Climatology Project
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* GPCC : Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
** GPI : GOES Precipitation Index
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* GPCP : Global precipitation Climatology Project
** GPM : Global Precipitation Mission
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* GPI : GOES Precipitation Index
** GPROF : Goddard Profiling Algorithm
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* GPM : Global Precipitation Mission
** GRACE : Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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* GPROF : Goddard Profiling Algorithm
** GRP : GEWEX Radiation Panel
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* GRACE : Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
** GSFC : Goddard Space Flight Center
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* GRP : GEWEX Radiation Panel
** GSWP3 : Global Soil Wetness Project 3
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* GSFC : Goddard Space Flight Center
** GTS : Global Telecommunications System
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* GSWP3 : Global Soil Wetness Project 3
** GWSP : Global Water System Project (ESSP Joint Project)
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* GTS : Global Telecommunications System
** HAP : Hydrological Application Project
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* GWSP : Global Water System Project (ESSP Joint Project)
** HE : High Elevation Working Group
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* HAP : Hydrological Application Project
** HELCOM : Helsinki Commission – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
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* HE : High Elevation Working Group
** HEPEX : Hydrological Ensemble Prediction Experiment
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* HELCOM : Helsinki Commission – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
** HIRS : High resolution Infrared Sounder
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* HEPEX : Hydrological Ensemble Prediction Experiment
** HKKH : Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya region
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* HIRS : High resolution Infrared Sounder
** HyMeX : HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment  
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* HKKH : Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya region
** IAHS : International Association of Hydrological Sciences
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* HyMeX : HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment  
** IAI : Inter Americas Institute
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* IAHS : International Association of Hydrological Sciences
** ICSU : International Council of Scientific Unions
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* IAI : Inter Americas Institute
** IFFA : Interactive Flash Flood Analyzer
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* ICSU : International Council of Scientific Unions
** IGAC : International Global Atmospheric Chemistry  
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* IFFA : Interactive Flash Flood Analyzer
** IGBP : International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
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* IGAC : International Global Atmospheric Chemistry  
** IGFA : International Group of Funding Agencies
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* IGBP : International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
** IGOS-P : Integrated Global Observing Strategy – Partnership  
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* IGFA : International Group of Funding Agencies
** IGPO : International GEWEX Project Office  
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* IGOS-P : Integrated Global Observing Strategy – Partnership  
** IGWCO : Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Community of Practice
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* IGPO : International GEWEX Project Office  
** IHDP : International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environmental Change
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* IGWCO : Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Community of Practice
** IHP : International Hydrology Programme
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* IHDP : International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environmental Change
** IJPS : Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System  
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* IHP : International Hydrology Programme
** ILAMB : International Land Model Benchmarking
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* IJPS : Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System  
** iLEAPS : Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmospheric Processes Study  
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* ILAMB : International Land Model Benchmarking
** INARCH : The international Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology
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* iLEAPS : Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmospheric Processes Study  
** INPE : Brazilian Institute for Space Research
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* INARCH : The international Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology
** IOC : International Oceanographic Commission
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* INPE : Brazilian Institute for Space Research
** IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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* IOC : International Oceanographic Commission
** IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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* IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
** IPO : tri-agency Integrated Program Office of DoC, DoD, and NASA  
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* IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
** IPWG : International Precipitation Working Group  
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* IPO : tri-agency Integrated Program Office of DoC, DoD, and NASA  
** IR : Infrared
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* IPWG : International Precipitation Working Group  
** IRDR : Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
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* IR : Infrared
** IRI : International Research Institute
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* IRDR : Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
** ISCCP : International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
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* IRI : International Research Institute
** ISMWG : International Soil Moisture Working Group
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* ISCCP : International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
** ITCZ : Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
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* ISMWG : International Soil Moisture Working Group
** IWP : Ice Water Path
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* ITCZ : Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
** JAMSTEC : Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
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* IWP : Ice Water Path
** JAXA : Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
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* JAMSTEC : Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
** JMA : Japan Meteorological Agency
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* JAXA : Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
** JPS : Joint Planning Staff (for WCRP)
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* JMA : Japan Meteorological Agency
** JRA-25 : Japanese Meteorological Agency 25 year reanalysis
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* JPS : Joint Planning Staff (for WCRP)
** JSC : WMO/ICSU/IOC Joint Scientific Committee (for WCRP)
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* JRA-25 : Japanese Meteorological Agency 25 year reanalysis
** KLM : see NOAA KLM
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* JSC : WMO/ICSU/IOC Joint Scientific Committee (for WCRP)
** LBA : Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia
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* KLM : see NOAA KLM
** LEO : Low Earth Orbit (also, a satellite in LEO)
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* LBA : Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia
** LIS : Lightning Imaging Sensor
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* LEO : Low Earth Orbit (also, a satellite in LEO)
** LMWG : Land Model Working Group
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* LIS : Lightning Imaging Sensor
** LOCO : LOcal COupled Modelling Working Group in GLASS
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* LMWG : Land Model Working Group
** LPB : La Plata Basin
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* LOCO : LOcal COupled Modelling Working Group in GLASS
** MAC : Multi-model Analysis for CEOP
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* LPB : La Plata Basin
** MAGS : Mackenzie GEWEX Study  
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* MAC : Multi-model Analysis for CEOP
** MAHASRI : Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmospheric Science Research and prediction Initiative
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* MAGS : Mackenzie GEWEX Study  
** MDB : Murray Darling Basin
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* MAHASRI : Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmospheric Science Research and prediction Initiative
** MERRA : Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications  
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* MDB : Murray Darling Basin
** METEOSAT : EUMETSAT geostationary platform
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* MERRA : Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications  
** MIP : Model intercomparison Project
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* METEOSAT : EUMETSAT geostationary platform
** MJO : Madden-Julian Oscillation
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* MIP : Model intercomparison Project
** MM5 : NCAR/PSU Mesoscale Model Version 5
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* MJO : Madden-Julian Oscillation
** MODIS : EOS MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
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* MM5 : NCAR/PSU Mesoscale Model Version 5
** MS : Multi-Satellite
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* MODIS : EOS MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
** MSG : Microgravity Science Glovebox
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* MS : Multi-Satellite
** MTSAT : Multi-functional Transport Satellite
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* MSG : Microgravity Science Glovebox
** MVIRI : Meteosat Visible and InfraRed Imager
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* MTSAT : Multi-functional Transport Satellite
** NAME : North American Monsoon Experiment
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* MVIRI : Meteosat Visible and InfraRed Imager
** NAS : National Academy of Sciences
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* NAME : North American Monsoon Experiment
** NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA
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* NAS : National Academy of Sciences
** NAWP : North American Water Program
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* NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA
** NCAR : National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
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* NAWP : North American Water Program
** NCDC : National Climatic Data Center, USA
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* NCAR : National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
** NCEP : National Centers for Environmental Prediction, USA
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* NCDC : National Climatic Data Center, USA
** NEESPI : Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative  
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* NCEP : National Centers for Environmental Prediction, USA
** NESDIS : National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, USA  
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* NEESPI : Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative  
** NGO : Non Governmental Organization
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* NESDIS : National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, USA  
** NHMS : National Hydro-Meteorological Service
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* NGO : Non Governmental Organization
** NOAA : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (agency and  satellite), USA
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* NHMS : National Hydro-Meteorological Service
** NOAA KLM : NOAA-15 (K), -16(L) and -17 (M) satellites
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* NOAA : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (agency and  satellite), USA
** NPOESS : National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite System, USA
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* NOAA KLM : NOAA-15 (K), -16(L) and -17 (M) satellites
** NRC : National Research Counsel  
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* NPOESS : National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite System, USA
** NWP : Numerical Weather Prediction
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* NRC : National Research Counsel  
** NWS : National Weather Service, USA
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* NWP : Numerical Weather Prediction
** OLR : Outgoing Longwave Radiation
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* NWS : National Weather Service, USA
** OPI : Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) Precipitation Index
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* OLR : Outgoing Longwave Radiation
** ORA : NOAA Office of Research and Applications
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* OPI : Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) Precipitation Index
** OSC : Open Science Conference
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* ORA : NOAA Office of Research and Applications
** PBL : Planetary Boundary Layer
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* OSC : Open Science Conference
** PDF : Probability Density Function
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* PBL : Planetary Boundary Layer
** PEHRPP : Pilot Evaluation of High Resolution Precipitation Products
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* PDF : Probability Density Function
** PERSIANN : Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks
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* PEHRPP : Pilot Evaluation of High Resolution Precipitation Products
** PILDAS : Project for the Intercomparison of Land Data Assimilation Systems
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* PERSIANN : Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks
** PMW : Passive Microwave
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* PILDAS : Project for the Intercomparison of Land Data Assimilation Systems
** PR : TRMM Precipitation Radar
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* PMW : Passive Microwave
** PSPDC : Polar Satellite Precipitation Data Center
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* PR : TRMM Precipitation Radar
** PSU : Pennsylvania State University
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* PSPDC : Polar Satellite Precipitation Data Center
** RHP : Regional Hydroclimate Project  
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* PSU : Pennsylvania State University
** SAC : Science Advisory Committee
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* RHP : Regional Hydroclimate Project  
** SAF : Satellite Application Facility
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* SAC : Science Advisory Committee
** SAG : Scientific Advisory Group
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* SAF : Satellite Application Facility
** SATREPS : Science And Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable development
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* SAG : Scientific Advisory Group
** SCOPE-CM : Sustained, Co-Ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring  
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* SATREPS : Science And Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable development
** SEVIRI : Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager
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* SCOPE-CM : Sustained, Co-Ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring  
** SG : Satellite Gauge
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* SEVIRI : Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager
** SMAP : Soil Moisture Active Passive  
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* SG : Satellite Gauge
** SMOS : Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity
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* SMAP : Soil Moisture Active Passive  
** SPARC : Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate (WCRP Core Project)
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* SMOS : Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity
** SRB : Saskatchewan River Basin
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* SPARC : Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate (WCRP Core Project)
** SRS : Southern Research Station
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* SRB : Saskatchewan River Basin
** SSC : Science Steering Committee  
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* SRS : Southern Research Station
** SSG : Scientific Steering Group
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* SSC : Science Steering Committee  
** SSM/I : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
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* SSG : Scientific Steering Group
** SSM/IS : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Sounder
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* SSM/I : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
** SST : Sea Surface Temperature
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* SSM/IS : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Sounder
** SSU : Stratospheric Sounding Unit
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* SST : Sea Surface Temperature
** START : SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training
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* SSU : Stratospheric Sounding Unit
** STC : Science and Technology Corporation
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* START : SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training
** Tb : Brightness temperature
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* STC : Science and Technology Corporation
** THORPEX : The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
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* Tb : Brightness temperature
** TIROS : Television Infrared Observation Satellite
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* THORPEX : The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
** TMI : TRMM Microwave Imager
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* TIROS : Television Infrared Observation Satellite
** TOVS : Television-Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) Operational Vertical Sounder
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* TMI : TRMM Microwave Imager
** TRACE : Terrestrial Regional North American hydroClimate Experiment
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* TOVS : Television-Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) Operational Vertical Sounder
** TRMM : Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
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* TRACE : Terrestrial Regional North American hydroClimate Experiment
** UIC : User Interface Committee (Group on Earth Observations)
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* TRMM : Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
** UN : United Nations
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* UIC : User Interface Committee (Group on Earth Observations)
** UNEP : United Nations Environmental Programme
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* UN : United Nations
** UNESCO : United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization  
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* UNEP : United Nations Environmental Programme
** USAID : U.S. Agency for International Development
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* UNESCO : United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization  
** VAR : Variable Rain rate precipitation algorithm
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* USAID : U.S. Agency for International Development
** VIRS : TRMM Visible and InfraRed Scanner
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* VAR : Variable Rain rate precipitation algorithm
** VIS : Visible
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* VIRS : TRMM Visible and InfraRed Scanner
** VISSR : Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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* VIS : Visible
** WACMOS : Water Cycle Multimission Observation Strategy (ESA Programme)
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* VISSR : Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
** WATCH : EU Integrated Project on Water and Global Change
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* WACMOS : Water Cycle Multimission Observation Strategy (ESA Programme)
** WCRP : World Climate Research Programme
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* WATCH : EU Integrated Project on Water and Global Change
** WDAC : WCRP Data Advisory Council
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* WCRP : World Climate Research Programme
** WG : Working Group
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* WDAC : WCRP Data Advisory Council
** WGCM : Working Group on Coupled Modeling
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* WG : Working Group
** WGNE : The Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), jointly established by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) and the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), which is responsible for WWRP and GAW
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* WGCM : Working Group on Coupled Modeling
** WGSIP : Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
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* WGNE : The Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), jointly established by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) and the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), which is responsible for WWRP and GAW
** WMO : World Meteorological Organization  
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* WGSIP : Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
** WOAP : WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel  
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* WMO : World Meteorological Organization  
** WWRP : World Weather Research Programm
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* WOAP : WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel  
** YESS : Young Earth Systems Society
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* WWRP : World Weather Research Programm
** YHS : Young Hydrologic Society
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* YESS : Young Earth Systems Society
** YOTC : Year Of Tropical Convection
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* YHS : Young Hydrologic Society
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* YOTC : Year Of Tropical Convection

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  • A.K.A. : also known as
  • ABL : Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • ACPC : Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate Initiative (iLEAPS/GEWEX/IGAC)
  • AGPI : Adjusted GOES Precipitation Index
  • AGU : American Geophysical Union
  • AMMA : African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis Project
  • AMS : American Meteorological Society
  • AMSR : Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
  • AMSR-E : EOS Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer
  • AMSU-A(B) : Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A(B)
  • AMY : Asian Monsoon Years
  • AOGS : Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
  • APN : Asian Pacific Network
  • AR4 : IPCC Assessment Report 4, due in 2012
  • AR5 : IPCC Assessment Report 5, due in 2013
  • ASTER : Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
  • AVHRR : Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

B

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  • BACC : BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
  • BALTEX : Baltic Sea Experiment
  • BSRN : Baseline Surface Radiation Network
  • BSSSC : Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation

C

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  • CALIPSO : Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation.
  • CAMS : Climate Analysis and Monitoring System
  • CAS : Chinese Acadamy of Sciences
  • CAS (WMO) : WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
  • CEOP : Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project (previously Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period)
  • CEOS : Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • CFS : Climate Forecast System
  • CFSR : NCEP-NOAA CFS Reanalysis
  • CGMS : Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
  • CIEHLYC : Community for spatial and hydrological information in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • CLiC : Climate and Cryosphere Project (WCRP Core Project)
  • CLIVAR : Climate Variability and Predictability Project (WCRP Core Project)
  • CMAP : CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation
  • CMIP : Climate Model Intercomparison Project
  • CMORPH : CPC Morphing technique
  • CONAE : Comision Nacional De Actividades Espaciales (Argeninean National Space Agency)
  • CORDEX : Coordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment
  • CPC : NWS Climate Prediction Center
  • CPPA : Climate Prediction Program for the Americas
  • CPTEC : Weather Forecast and Climate Studies Centre (of INPE, Brazil)
  • CRU : Climate Research Unit
  • CSE : Continental Scale Experiment
  • CST : Convective Stratiform Technique

D

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  • DAAC : Distributed Active Archive Centers
  • DFR : Dual Frequency Radar
  • DIAS : Dynamic Information Architecture System
  • DMSP : Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • DMWG : Data Management Working Group
  • DOC : Department of Commerce, USA
  • DOD : Department of Defense, USA
  • DPR : Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar
  • DRI : Drought Research Initiative
  • DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst

E

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  • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • ECR : Early Career Researcher
  • ECS : Early Career Scientist
  • EDR : Environmental Data Record
  • ENSO : EL Niño - Southern Oscillation
  • EOF : Empirical Orthogonal Function
  • EOS : NASA Earth Observing System
  • EPS : EUMETSAT Polar System
  • ERA-I : ECMWF Interim Reanalysis
  • ESA : European Space Agency
  • ESF : European Science Foundation
  • ESP : Ensemble Streamflow Prediction
  • ESSP : Earth System Science Partnership
  • EUMETSAT : European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  • Ev-K2-CNR : Everest-K2 National Research Council

F

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  • FAME : Framework for Atmospheric Model Enhancement
  • FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • FNMOC : Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
  • GABLS : GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study
  • GACP : Global Aerosol Climatology Project
  • GCIP : GEWEX Continental Scale International Project
  • GCOS : Global Climate Observing System
  • GCPC : Global Precipitation Climatology Project
  • GCSS : GEWEX Cloud System Study
  • GEO : Group on Earth Observations
  • GEOSS : Global Earth Observing System of Systems
  • GEWEX : Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (WCRP Core Project)
  • GFS : Global Forecast System
  • GHCN : Global Historical Climate Network
  • GHP : Gewex Hydrological Panel (previously GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel)
  • GHz : Giga Hertz
  • GLACE : Global Land Atmospheric Coupling Experiment
  • GLASS : Global Land Atmosphere System Study
  • GLDAS : Global Land Data Assimilation System
  • GMI : GPM Microwave Imager
  • GMPP : GEWEX Modeling and Prediction Panel
  • GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
  • GPCC : Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
  • GPCP : Global precipitation Climatology Project
  • GPI : GOES Precipitation Index
  • GPM : Global Precipitation Mission
  • GPROF : Goddard Profiling Algorithm
  • GRACE : Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
  • GRP : GEWEX Radiation Panel
  • GSFC : Goddard Space Flight Center
  • GSWP3 : Global Soil Wetness Project 3
  • GTS : Global Telecommunications System
  • GWSP : Global Water System Project (ESSP Joint Project)
  • HAP : Hydrological Application Project
  • HE : High Elevation Working Group
  • HELCOM : Helsinki Commission – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
  • HEPEX : Hydrological Ensemble Prediction Experiment
  • HIRS : High resolution Infrared Sounder
  • HKKH : Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya region
  • HyMeX : HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment
  • IAHS : International Association of Hydrological Sciences
  • IAI : Inter Americas Institute
  • ICSU : International Council of Scientific Unions
  • IFFA : Interactive Flash Flood Analyzer
  • IGAC : International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
  • IGBP : International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
  • IGFA : International Group of Funding Agencies
  • IGOS-P : Integrated Global Observing Strategy – Partnership
  • IGPO : International GEWEX Project Office
  • IGWCO : Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Community of Practice
  • IHDP : International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environmental Change
  • IHP : International Hydrology Programme
  • IJPS : Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System
  • ILAMB : International Land Model Benchmarking
  • iLEAPS : Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmospheric Processes Study
  • INARCH : The international Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology
  • INPE : Brazilian Institute for Space Research
  • IOC : International Oceanographic Commission
  • IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • IPO : tri-agency Integrated Program Office of DoC, DoD, and NASA
  • IPWG : International Precipitation Working Group
  • IR : Infrared
  • IRDR : Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
  • IRI : International Research Institute
  • ISCCP : International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
  • ISMWG : International Soil Moisture Working Group
  • ITCZ : Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
  • IWP : Ice Water Path
  • JAMSTEC : Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
  • JAXA : Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • JMA : Japan Meteorological Agency
  • JPS : Joint Planning Staff (for WCRP)
  • JRA-25 : Japanese Meteorological Agency 25 year reanalysis
  • JSC : WMO/ICSU/IOC Joint Scientific Committee (for WCRP)
  • KLM : see NOAA KLM
  • LBA : Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia
  • LEO : Low Earth Orbit (also, a satellite in LEO)
  • LIS : Lightning Imaging Sensor
  • LMWG : Land Model Working Group
  • LOCO : LOcal COupled Modelling Working Group in GLASS
  • LPB : La Plata Basin
  • MAC : Multi-model Analysis for CEOP
  • MAGS : Mackenzie GEWEX Study
  • MAHASRI : Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmospheric Science Research and prediction Initiative
  • MDB : Murray Darling Basin
  • MERRA : Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications
  • METEOSAT : EUMETSAT geostationary platform
  • MIP : Model intercomparison Project
  • MJO : Madden-Julian Oscillation
  • MM5 : NCAR/PSU Mesoscale Model Version 5
  • MODIS : EOS MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • MS : Multi-Satellite
  • MSG : Microgravity Science Glovebox
  • MTSAT : Multi-functional Transport Satellite
  • MVIRI : Meteosat Visible and InfraRed Imager
  • NAME : North American Monsoon Experiment
  • NAS : National Academy of Sciences
  • NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA
  • NAWP : North American Water Program
  • NCAR : National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
  • NCDC : National Climatic Data Center, USA
  • NCEP : National Centers for Environmental Prediction, USA
  • NEESPI : Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative
  • NESDIS : National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, USA
  • NGO : Non Governmental Organization
  • NHMS : National Hydro-Meteorological Service
  • NOAA : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (agency and satellite), USA
  • NOAA KLM : NOAA-15 (K), -16(L) and -17 (M) satellites
  • NPOESS : National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite System, USA
  • NRC : National Research Counsel
  • NWP : Numerical Weather Prediction
  • NWS : National Weather Service, USA
  • OLR : Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • OPI : Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) Precipitation Index
  • ORA : NOAA Office of Research and Applications
  • OSC : Open Science Conference
  • PBL : Planetary Boundary Layer
  • PDF : Probability Density Function
  • PEHRPP : Pilot Evaluation of High Resolution Precipitation Products
  • PERSIANN : Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks
  • PILDAS : Project for the Intercomparison of Land Data Assimilation Systems
  • PMW : Passive Microwave
  • PR : TRMM Precipitation Radar
  • PSPDC : Polar Satellite Precipitation Data Center
  • PSU : Pennsylvania State University
  • RHP : Regional Hydroclimate Project
  • SAC : Science Advisory Committee
  • SAF : Satellite Application Facility
  • SAG : Scientific Advisory Group
  • SATREPS : Science And Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable development
  • SCOPE-CM : Sustained, Co-Ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring
  • SEVIRI : Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager
  • SG : Satellite Gauge
  • SMAP : Soil Moisture Active Passive
  • SMOS : Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity
  • SPARC : Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate (WCRP Core Project)
  • SRB : Saskatchewan River Basin
  • SRS : Southern Research Station
  • SSC : Science Steering Committee
  • SSG : Scientific Steering Group
  • SSM/I : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • SSM/IS : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Sounder
  • SST : Sea Surface Temperature
  • SSU : Stratospheric Sounding Unit
  • START : SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training
  • STC : Science and Technology Corporation
  • Tb : Brightness temperature
  • THORPEX : The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
  • TIROS : Television Infrared Observation Satellite
  • TMI : TRMM Microwave Imager
  • TOVS : Television-Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) Operational Vertical Sounder
  • TRACE : Terrestrial Regional North American hydroClimate Experiment
  • TRMM : Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
  • UIC : User Interface Committee (Group on Earth Observations)
  • UN : United Nations
  • UNEP : United Nations Environmental Programme
  • UNESCO : United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • USAID : U.S. Agency for International Development
  • VAR : Variable Rain rate precipitation algorithm
  • VIRS : TRMM Visible and InfraRed Scanner
  • VIS : Visible
  • VISSR : Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
  • WACMOS : Water Cycle Multimission Observation Strategy (ESA Programme)
  • WATCH : EU Integrated Project on Water and Global Change
  • WCRP : World Climate Research Programme
  • WDAC : WCRP Data Advisory Council
  • WG : Working Group
  • WGCM : Working Group on Coupled Modeling
  • WGNE : The Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), jointly established by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) and the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), which is responsible for WWRP and GAW
  • WGSIP : Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
  • WMO : World Meteorological Organization
  • WOAP : WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel
  • WWRP : World Weather Research Programm
  • YESS : Young Earth Systems Society
  • YHS : Young Hydrologic Society
  • YOTC : Year Of Tropical Convection