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Glossary

WMO ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

 

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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