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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: ACRONYMS AND OTHER INITIALS." National Research Council. 1994. GOALS (Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System) for Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate: A Program of Observation, Modeling, and Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4811.
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CAcronyms and Other Initials


ACCP

Atlantic Climate Change Program

ADEOS

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite

AIRS

Aerometric Information Retrieval System

AIREP

Aircraft Enroute Report

AOML

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

ARCS

Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Station

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program

ATSR

Along-Track Scanning Radiometer

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer


CART

Cloud and Radiation Testbed

CENR

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

CLIVAR

Climate Variability and Predictability program

CNES

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (French National Center for Space Studies)

COADS

Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set

COARE

Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment

CRC

Climate Research Committee


DERF

dynamic extended-range forecasting


ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting

EMEX

Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment

ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: ACRONYMS AND OTHER INITIALS." National Research Council. 1994. GOALS (Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System) for Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate: A Program of Observation, Modeling, and Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4811.
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EPOCS

Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies

ERS

Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency


FSU

Florida State University


GEOSAT

Geodetic satellite

GFO

GEOSAT follow-on

GAME

GEWEX Asia Monsoon Experiment

GARP

Global Atmospheric Research Program

GCIP

GEWEX Continental-scale International Project

GCM

general circulation model

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GEWEX

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GOALS

Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

GTS

Global Telecommunication System


ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

IFREMER

Institut Français de Rechèrche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IRICP

International Research Institute for Climate Prediction

ITCZ

Intertropical Convergence Zone


JGOFS

Joint Global Ocean Flux Study


MODIS-N

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Nadir

MSU

Microwave Sounding Unit


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASDA

National Space Development Agency of Japan

NMC

National Meteorological Center

NOAA

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NORPAX

North Pacific Experiment

NRC

National Research Council

NSCAT

NASA Scatterometer


OCTS

Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner

OLR

outgoing longwave radiation


PEQUOD

Pacific Equatorial Ocean Dynamics

PMEL

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory


SACZ

South Atlantic Convergence Zone

SAR

Synthetic Aperture Radar

SeaWiFS

Sea-Viewing, Wide Field-of-View Sensor

SEQUAL-FOCAL

Seasonal Equatorial Atlantic Experiment-Francais Ocean et Climat dans l'Atlantique Equatorial

SHEBA

Surface Heat and Energy Budget of the Arctic

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: ACRONYMS AND OTHER INITIALS." National Research Council. 1994. GOALS (Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System) for Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate: A Program of Observation, Modeling, and Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4811.
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SOI

Southern Oscillation Index

SPCZ

South Pacific Convergence Zone

SSMI

Special Sensor Microwave Imager

SST

sea-surface temperature

STORM

Storm-scale Operational and Research Meteorology


TAO

Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (array)

TIWE

Tropical Instability Wave Experiment

TOGA

Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere program

TOPEX

Ocean Surface Topography Experiment

TPFO

TOPEX/Poseidon Follow-On

T-POP

TOGA Program on Prediction

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission


VISSR

Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer

VOS

Volunteer Observing Ships


WCRP

World Climate Research Program

WEPOCS

Western Equatorial Pacific Ocean Circulation Studies

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment

WWW

World Weather Watch


XBT

Expendable Bathythermograph


ZC

Zebiak-Cane model

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: ACRONYMS AND OTHER INITIALS." National Research Council. 1994. GOALS (Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System) for Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate: A Program of Observation, Modeling, and Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4811.
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This book lays out a science plan for a major, international, 15-year research program. The past 10 years have seen significant progress in studies of short-term climate variations, in particular for the region of the tropical Pacific Ocean and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon. Some forecast skill with lead times as long as a year in advance has already been developed and put to use. The GOALS program plans to capitalize on this progress by expanding efforts on observations and seasonal-to-interannual predictions to the remainder of the tropics and to higher latitudes.

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