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ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System
AFGWC Air Force Global Weather Central
AFOS Automation of Field Operations and Services
ANL Analysis
ARINC Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
ASCII Americal Standard Code for Information Interchange
AVN Aviation
AWC Aviation Weather Center
AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
BUFR Binary Universal Format for Data Representation
COOSAC Committee On Operations, Standards And Conventions
COTR Contract Office Technical Representative
CPC Climate Prediction Center
DOCBLOCK Computer program documentation block
DOS Disk Operating System
EBCDIC Extended Binary-Coded-Decimal Interchange Code
ECMWF Europeran Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting
EMC Environmental Modeling Center
FNL Final production run for given cycle
FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
FNOC Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center (old name for FNMOC)
FOS Family of Services
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTS Federal Telecommunication Sysem
GBL Global production run for given cycle
GDAS Global Data Assimilation System production run for given cycle
GDM Graphic Display Module
GES Guess
GMT Greenwich Mean Time (See also Z and UTC)
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GRIB Gridded-Binary Data
GTS Global Telecommunications System
HADS Hydrometeorological Automated Data System
HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction Center
IMSL International Mathematical and Statistical Library
ISPAN Information Stream Project for AWIPS/NOAAPORT
JIF Job Implementation Form
JMC Joint Meteorological Committee
JSC Johnson Spaceflight Center
JSPO Joint Systems Program Office for NEXRAD
LCN Loosely Coupled Network
MAR Modernization and Associated Restructuring Program
MARD Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration
MCIDAS Man-Computer Interactive Data Access System
MIC Meteorologist-In-Charge
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPC Marine Prediction Center
MRF Medium Range Forecast model
MSL Mean Sea Level
MSLP Mean Sea Level Pressure
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCCF NOAA Central Computer Facility
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCO NCEP Central Operations
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service
NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar
NEXUS Next Generation Upper-air System
NGM Nested Grid Model (See also RGL)
NIDS NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service
NMC National Meteorological Center
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NOS National Ocean Survey
NWS National Weather Service
NWSTG National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway
OFOAR OFfice of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
OI Optimum Interpolation method
ON Office Note
PE Primitive Equation
PROD Production (for operational jobs)
RGL Regional model (See also NGM)
RUNHST Run History
SDM Senior Duty Meteorologist
SEC Space Environment Center
SPC Storm Prediction Center
STK Storage Technology
TPB Technical Procedures Bulletin
TPC Tropical Prediction Center
UCAR University Corportation for Atmospheric Research
UCL UNICOS Control Language (shell script)
UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological Office
UPS Uninterruptable Power Supply
UTC Greenwich Mean Time (See also Z and GMT)
VAFTAD Volcanic Ash Forecast Transport and Dispersion
WAFS World Area Forecast System (WAFS)
WMSC Weather Message Switching Center
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WWB World Weather Building
Z Greenwich Mean Time (See also UTC and GMT)
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