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B. Acronyms

ABL Atmospheric Boundary Layer
AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project
AMWG Atmospheric Model Working Group
BATS Biosphere-Atmosphere Transfer Scheme
CAM Community Atmosphere Model
CAPE Convectively Available Potential Energy
CCM Community Climate Model
CCN Cloud Condensation Nucleus
CCSM Community Climate System Model
CFC Chloro-Fluoro Carbon
CFL Courant-Friedrichs-Levy Condition
CGD NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Division
CGS Centimeters/grams/seconds
CKD Clough-Kneizys-Davies
CLM Community Land Model
CMS (NCAR) Climate Modeling Section
CSIM Community Sea-Ice Model
CWP Condensed Water Path
DAO (NASA Goddard) Data Assimilation Office
DAS Data Assimilation System
DISORT DIScrete-Ordinate method Radiative Transfer
ECMWF European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts
EOF Empirical Orthogonal Function
FASCODE FASt atmosphere Signature Code
FFSL Flux-Form Semi-Lagrangian Transport
FFT Fast Fourier Transform
FV/fv Finite Volume
GCM General Circulation Model
GENLN General Line-by-line Atmospheric Transmittance and Radiance Model
GEOS Goddard Earth Observing System
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
HadISST Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research SST
HITRAN High-resolution Transmission Molecular Absorption Database
ICA Independent Column Approximation
IPCC International Panel on Climate Change
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
LBL Line by line
LCL Lifting condensation level
LSM Land Surface Model
MATCH Model for Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry
M/R Maximum/Random overlap
NASA National Space Administration
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OI Optimal Interpolation
OPAC Optical Properties of Aerosols and Clouds
PBL Planetary Boundary Layer
PCMDI Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
PPM Piece-wise Parabolic Method
RHS Right Hand Side
RMS Root-mean Square
SCMO Sufficient Condition for Monotonicity
SI International System of Units
SOM Slab Ocean Model
SST Sea-surface temperature
TOA Top Of Atmosphere
TOM Top Of Model
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
WKB Wentzel-Kramer-Brillouin approximation

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Jim McCaa 2004-06-22