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ADM

Advanced Dissemination Methods

AUKEGGS Australia-UK collaboration for the Exploitation of Grid and Geospatial Standards
BUFR Binary Universal Form for Representation of Data
CAeM Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology
CAgM Commission for Agricultural Meteorology
CAP Common Alerting Protocol
CAS Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
CDP Community Data Portal (USA)
CBS Commission for Basic Systems
CCl Commission for Climatology
CDBMS Climate database management system
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
Cg Congress
CGMS Co-ordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
CHy Commission for Hydrology
CIMO Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation
CMA China Meteorological Administration
CREX Character Representation form for data Exchange
CT-MTDCF Coordination Team on Migration to Table-driven Code Forms
DCPC Data Collection or Production centre
DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Weather Office)
DVBS Digital Video Broadcast Systems
EC Executive Council (of the WMO)
EC WG WIGOS-WIS EC Working Group on WIGOS and WIS
ECMWF European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
ESG Earth System Grid (USA)
ET Expert Team (of CBS)
ET-CTS Expert Team on Communications Techniques and Structure
ET-DRC Expert Team on Data Representation and Codes
ET-GDDP Expert Team on GISC-DCPC demonstration process
ET-OI Expert Team on GTS-WIS Operations and Implementation
ET-WISC Expert Team on WIS GISCs and DCPCs
FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FWIS Future WMO information system
GAW Global Atmosphere Watch
GAWSIS Global Atmosphere Watch Station Information System
GCC Global Collection Centre
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GDPFS Global Data Processing and Forecast System
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GEONETCast GEO Satellite-Based Data Dissemination System
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GIS Geographic Information System
GISC Global Information System Centre
GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GOS Global Observing System
GOSIC Global Observing Systems Information Centre
GRDC Global Runoff Data Centre
GSN GCOS Surface Network
GSNMC GSN Monitoring Centre
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
GTS Global Telecommunication System
GTSPP Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme
GUAN GCOS Upper Air Network
G3OS Global Climate, Ocean and Terrestrial Observing Systems
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HNRC HOMS National Reference Centre
HOMS Hydrological Operational Multipurpose System
HWR Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
HYCOS Hydrological Cycle Observing Systems
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICG-WIS Inter-Commission Coordination Group on WMO Information System
ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions
ICT Implementation Coordination Team
ICT-ISS Implementation Coordination Team on Information Systems and Services
IDD Internet Data Distribution System (UNIDATA)
IGDDS Integrated Global Data Distribution System
IMTN Improved Main Telecommunication Network
INFOHYDRO Hydrological Information Referral Service
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe
IOC The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPET-MI Inter-Programme Expert Team on Metadata Implementation
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISS Information Systems and Services
JCOMM Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
KMA Korea Meteorological Administration
MCSS Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme
MTN Main Telecommunication Network (of the GTS)
MSS Message Switch System
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NC National Centre
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)
NCDC National Climatic Data Center (USA)
NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NetCDF Network Common Data Form
NMC National Meteorological Centre
NMHS National Meteorological and Hydrological Service
NMS National Meteorological Service
NOMADS The NOAA National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OGC Open Geographic Information System Consortium
OPAG Open Programme Area Group
OPAG ISS Open Programme Area Group for Information Systems and Services
PR Permanent Representative
PTC Presidents of Technical Commissions
PWS Public Weather Services
QA Quality Assurance
QA/SAC Quality Assurance/Scientific Activity Centre
QC Quality Control
RA Regional Association
RBSN Regional Basic Synoptic Network
RMC Regional Meteorological Centre
RSMC Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre
RTH Regional Telecommunication Hub
SADIS Aviation Satellite Distribution System
SSUP Satellite Systems Utilization and Products
TAC Traditional Alphanumeric Codes
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
TDCF Table-Driven Code Forms
THORPEX The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
TIGGE THORPEX Grand Global Ensemble
UCAR University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research (USA)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
VGISC Virtual Global Information and System Centre
VOS Voluntary Observing Ship
VOSClim VOS Climate Project
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAFS World Area Forecast System
WAMIS World Agrometeoroloigcal Information Service
WCASP World Climate Applications and Services Programme
WCDMP World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WCP World Climate Programme
WDC World Data Centre
WIGOS WMO Integrated Global Observation Systems
WIS WMO Information System
WHYCOS World Hydrological Cycle Observing System
WMC World Meteorological Centre
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WWW World Weather Watch
XML Extensible Mark-up Language
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