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Between Sun and Earth
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When Weather Matters Most
Spreading the Word
Knowledge for All
Looking toward the Future
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•List of acronyms

AAP Academic Affiliates Program
ACD Atmospheric Chemistry Division
ACE-1 the first Aerosol Characterization Experiment
ACOS Advanced Coronal Observing System
AMS American Meteorological Society
ASP Advanced Stokes Polarimeter; Advanced Study Program
ASTER Atmosphere-Surface Turbulent Exchange Research facility
ATD Atmospheric Technology Division
BMRC Australian Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre
BRAN Boulder Research and Administrative Network
CCM Community Climate Model
CCOPE Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment
CCSM Community Climate System Model
CDC Control Data Corporation
CEDAR Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions
CFCs chlorofluorocarbons
CGD Climate and Global Dynamics Division
CLAWS Classify, Locate, and Avoid Wind Shear
COARE Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment
COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training
COSMIC Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate
CSM Climate System Model
CU University of Colorado
DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education
ELDORA Electra Doppler Radar
ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation
ESIG Environmental and Societal Impacts Group
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
EXPRESSO Experiment for Regional Sources and Sinks of Oxidants
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FSU Florida State University
GARP Global Atmospheric Research Program
GATE GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment
GPS Global Positioning System
GPS/MET GPS Meteorology
GST GPS Science and Technology Program
HAO High Altitude Observatory
IAP International Affiliates Program
IITA Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
JAWS Joint Airport Weather Studies
JOSS Joint Office for Science Support
K-12 kindergarten through 12th grade
LEARN Laboratory Experience in Atmospheric Research at NCAR
LES large-eddy simulation
MAP Mesoscale Alpine Project
MCS Mesoscale Convective System
MLOPEX Mauna Loa Observatory Photochemistry Experiment
MLSO Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
MM5 PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Meteorology model, version 5
MMM Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division
NAO North Atlantic Oscillation
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NHRE National Hail Research Experiment
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSBF National Scientific Balloon Facility
NSF National Science Foundation
NWS National Weather Service
OIES Office for Interdisciplinary Earth Studies
PAGE Program for the Advancement of Geoscience Education
PAM Portable Automated Mesonet
PBL planetary boundary layer
PSU Pennsylvania State University
QBO Quasi-Biennial Oscillation
RAP Research Applications Program
SCD Scientific Computing Division
SOARS Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
S-Pol S-band dual polarization Doppler radar
STERAO Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiment: Radiation, Aerosols, and Ozone
STORM Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology program
TIME-GCM Thermosphere/Ionosphere/Mesosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model
TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite
TOGA Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere Program
UNAVCO University NAVSTAR (Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging) Consortium
Unidata University Data Program
USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program
USWRP U.S. Weather Research Program
UW University of Washington
vBNS very high speed Backbone Network Service
VORTEX Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment
VSP Visiting Scientist Programs
WITI Weather Information Technologies
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WRF Weather Research and Forecast model
For a comprehensive list of acronyms used in the atmospheric sciences, see UCAR's Acronym page.

UCAR at 40
Who We Are
One Planet, One Atmosphere
Between Sun and Earth
Measuring and Modeling
When Weather Matters Most
Spreading the Word
Knowledge for All
Looking toward the Future
UCAR at a Glance
•List of acronyms

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