Acronyms

AAP
Academic Affiliates Program

AGU
American Geophysical Union

AMS
American Meteorological Society

ARM
Atmospheric Radiation Measurements

ATM
(NSF) Division of Atmospheric Sciences

AURA
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

CAP
Corporate Affiliates Program

CEDAR
Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions

CEES
Committee on Earth and Environment Sciences

CHAMMP
Computer Hardware, Advanced Mathematics, and Model Physics

CMAP
Climate Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction

COMET
Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training

CPI
Consumer Price Index

CSMP
Climate System Modeling Program

CSNet
Computer Sciences Network

EOS
Earth Observing System

EPRI
Electric Power Research Institute

GCTE
Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

GEM
Geospace Environment Modeling

GEWEX
Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GTCP
Global Tropospheric Chemistry Program

IAP
The International Affiliates Program

IGAC
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry

IGBP
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IGBP-DIS
IGBP-Data Information System

INO
Institute for Naval Oceanography

ISCCP
International Satellite Cloud Surface Climatology Project

ISLSCP
International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project

JCP/PO
Joint Climate Projects/Planning Office

JGOFS
Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

JOI
Joint Oceanographic Institutions

MECCA
Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR
National Center for Atmospheric Research

NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOARL
Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory

NNSC
NSFnet Services Center

NSBF
National Scientific Balloon Facility

NSF
National Science Foundation

NWS
National Weather Service

OGA
Office of Government Affairs

OIES
Office of Interdisciplinary Earth Studies

OIR
Office of Industry Relations

PAGES
Past Global Changes

SAR
Subcommittee on Atmospheric Research

SOS
Southern Oxidants Study

STORM
(National) Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology Program (U.S. Weather Research Program)

TOGA
Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere Program

TOGA COARE
TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment

TCIPO
TOGA COARE International Projects Office

UCAR
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

UNAVCO
University Navstar Consortium

Unidata
University Data Program

USGCRP
U.S. Global Change Research Program

VSP
Visiting Scientist Programs

WCRP
World Climate Research Program

WOCE
World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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Mission Statement
Preface: The UCAR Vision
Executive Summary
1. The Global Environment
2. UCAR--Past and Present
3. Challenges and Opportunities
4. Corporate Goals for the Decade
5. A Look Ahead
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