Acronyms


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  • AARI: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • ACC: Advisory Committee on Coordination
  • ACMAD :African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development
  • ACSYS: Arctic Climate System Study
  • ADEOS: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Japan)
  • ADM: Alternative Dissemination Method
  • AGRHYMET: Regional Training Centre for Agrometeorology and Operational Hydrology and their Applications
  • AIC: Argo Information Centre
  • AMDAR: Aircraft Meteorological Data Acquisition and Relay
  • AMMA: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis
  • AMC: Area Meteorological Coordinator
  • AMP: Applications of Meteorology Programme
  • ANSEP: Air Navigation Services Economics Panel
  • AOML: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (NOAA)
  • AOPC: Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate
  • AR4: Fourth Assessment Report
  • AREP: Atmospheric Research and Environment Programme Department
  • AREP: Aviation Report
  • ARGO:Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography Programme
  • ARGOS: Data Relay and Platform Location System (Sat.)
  • ASAP: Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme
  • ASAPP: Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme Panel
  • ASEAN: Association of South-East Asian Nations
  • ASECNA: Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar
  • ASPeCT: Antarctic Sea-ice Processes, Ecosystems and Climate
  • ASDAR: Aircraft to Satellite Data Relay
  • AST: Argo Science Team
  • ATCM :Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
  • AWG:Advisory Working Group Danışmanlık
  • AWS: Automatic Weather System

B

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  • BATHY: Bathythermograph report
  • BIPM: International Bureau of Weights and Measures
  • BIP-MT: Basic Instrument Package for Meteorological Technicians
  • BOM: Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)
  • BSIM :Baltic Sea Ice Meeting
  • BUFR: Binary Universal Form for Representation of Meteorological Data
  • BUOY: Report for Buoy Observations

C

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  • CAeM :Commisssion for Aeronautical Meteorology
  • CAgM :Commission for Agricultural Meteorology
  • CAL :Computer-assisted Learning
  • CAPMON: Canadian Air and Precipitation Monitoring Network
  • CAS :Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
  • CAVASSO: Project for Atlantic VOS pCO2 measurement
  • CBD :Convention on Biological Diversity
  • CBS : Commission for Basic Systems (WMO)
  • CCI :Commission for Climatology
  • CDIAC: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre
  • CDMS :Climate Database Management System
  • CEOP :Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period
  • CEOS :Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • CGMS : Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
  • CHMI : Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
  • CHy :Commission for Hydrology
  • C/IAIS :Chief, Internal Audit and Investigations Office
  • CILSS :Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
  • CIMO :Commission for instruments and Methods of Observation (WMO)
  • CIWG :Canadian Ice Working Group
  • CLIC :Climate and Cryosphere
  • CLICOM :Climate Computing
  • CLIMAR :Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology
  • CLIPS :Climate Information and Prediction Services
  • CLIVAR : Climate Variability and Predictability (WCRP)
  • CLS : Collecte Localisation Satellites
  • CMA: China Meteorological Administration
  • CMDL: Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • CMM :Commission for Marine Meteorology (WMO)
  • CNES : Centre National d'etudes spatiales (France)
  • CNRS: French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • COADS: Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Dataset
  • COAPS: Center for Ocean Atmosphere Prediction Studies
  • COMET: Cooperative Programme for Operational Meteorology Education and Training Operasyonel
  • COOP: CLIVAR Ocean Observation Panel CLIVAR
  • COOP :Coastal Ocean Observation Panel
  • COP :Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • COPES :Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System
  • COSNA: Composite Observing System for the North Atlantic
  • COST :European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research
  • CPD :Conferences, Printing and Documentation Department
  • CRS :Coastal Radio Station
  • CSD :United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
  • CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
  • CTD: Conductivity-temperature-depth probe

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  • DAC: Data Assembly Centre
  • DARE: Data Rescue
  • DART: Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis Dein
  • DBCP: Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (WMO-IOC)
  • DCP: Data Collection Platform
  • DCPC: Data Collection or Product Centre
  • DCS: Data Collection System
  • DIVERSITAS: International Programme of Biodiversity
  • DMC: Drought Monitoring Centre
  • DMCG :Data management Coordination Group
  • DNA: Designated National Agency
  • DODS : Distributed Oceanographic Data System
  • DPFS: Data-processing and Forecasting System
  • DPM :Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • DRS :DCP Retransmission System
  • DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
  • DAC :Data Assembly Centre
  • DARE: Data Rescue
  • DART: Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis Dein
  • DBCP: Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (WMO-IOC)
  • DCP : Data Collection Platform
  • DCPC: Data Collection or Product Centre
  • DCS : Data Collection System
  • DIVERSITAS: International Programme of Biodiversity
  • DMC: Drought Monitoring Centre
  • DMCG :Data management Coordination Group
  • DNA :Designated National Agency
  • DODS :Distributed Oceanographic Data System
  • DPFS :Data-processing and Forecasting System
  • DPM: Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • DRS : DCP Retransmission System
  • DSC: Digital Selection Calling

E

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  • EAMAC: African School of Meteorology and Civil Aviation
  • EANET: Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia
  • EART: Emergency Assistance Response Team
  • E-ASAP: EUMETNET ASAP
  • EC: Executive Council
  • ECDIS: Electronic Chart Display Information System
  • ECMWF: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
  • EDRG: Emergency and Disaster Response Group
  • EEZ : Exclusive Economic Zone
  • EGC : Enhanced Group Code
  • EGOS : European Group on Ocean Stations
  • EMEP: Cooperative Programme for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe
  • EMWIN :Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
  • ENSO :El Nino/Southern Oscillation
  • EOS :Earth Observation System
  • EOT: End of Text or Transmission
  • EPS: Ensemble Prediction System
  • ERP: Early Retirement Programme
  • ESA: European Space Agency
  • ESCAP: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
  • ESOC : European Space Operations Centre
  • ESSP :Earth System Science Partnership
  • E-SURFMAR: Eucos-Surface Marine Programme
  • ET : Expert Team
  • ET -ODRRGOS CBS : CBS Expert Team on Observational Data Requirements and Redesign of theGlobal Observing System
  • ETMC: Expert Team on Marine Climatology
  • ETMSS : Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services
  • ETR :Education and Training
  • ETRP: Education and Training Programme
  • EUCOS EUMETNET: Composite Observing System
  • EUMETNET: Network of European Meteorological Services
  • EUMETSAT: European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  • EUROCONTROL: European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation
  • EuroGOOS :European GOOS Avrupa Global

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  • 5LTP: Fifth WMO Long Term Plan
  • FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • FARO :Forum of Arctic Research Operators
  • FDP: Forecast Demonstration Project
  • FRGPC: French Argos Global Processing Centre
  • FTB : First Transmitted Bit
  • FWIS: Future WMO Information System

G

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  • G/T: Gain-to-Temperature ratio
  • GAC: Global Area Coverage
  • GARP: Global Atmospheric Research Programme
  • GAW: Global Atmosphere Watch
  • GCC: Global Collecting Centres
  • GCM: General Circulation Model
  • GCN GLOSS: Core Network Gloss
  • GCMD: Global Change Master Directory
  • GCOS : Global Climate Observing System
  • GDP : Global Drifter Programme
  • GDPFS: Global Data-processing and Forecasting System
  • GDSIDB: Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank
  • GECR: Global Environment Change Research
  • GEF: Global Environment Facility
  • GEO :Global Earth Observations
  • GEOSS :Global Earth Observation System of Systems Sistemlerin
  • GESAMP: Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Pollution
  • GEWEKS: Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
  • GHRSST GODAE: High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature GODAE
  • GHRSST-PP : Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project GODAE
  • GISC: Global Information System Centre
  • GLOSS : Global Sea-level Observing System
  • GIS :Geographic Information System
  • GMA :Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment
  • GMDSS :Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
  • GMS :Global Marine Assessment
  • GNI :Gross National Income
  • GODAE: Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment
  • GOES :Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • GOOS : Global Ocean Observing System
  • GOS :Global Observing System
  • GOSUD: Global Ocean Surface Underway Data
  • GPCC :Global Production Centre
  • GPS :Global Positioning System
  • GRDC :Global Runoff Data Centre
  • GSN :GCOS Surface Network
  • GTN-H: Global Terrestrial Network-Hydrology
  • GTOS :Global Terrestrial Observing System
  • GTS : Global Telecommunication System (WMO)
  • GTSPP :Global Temperature Salinity Profile Programme
  • GUAN GCOS: Upper-air Network
  • GURME GAW:Urban Research Meteorology and Environment

H

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  • HDLC : High-level Data Link Control frame
  • HELCOM: Baltic Marine Environmental Protection Commission
  • HHWS: Health/Health Warning System
  • HMEI: Association of Hydrometeorological Equipment Industry
  • HOMS: Hydrological Operational Multipurpose System
  • HRMS: Human Resources Management Strategy
  • HRPT : High Resolution Picture Transmission
  • HWR: Hydrology and Water Resources
  • HWRP: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
  • HYCOS: Hydrological Cycle Observing System
  • HYMES-TRACECA: Hydrometeorological Safety of TRACECA

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  • IABP: International Arctic Buoy Programme
  • IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IASC: International Arctic Science Committee
  • IBPIO: International Buoy Programme for the Indian Ocean
  • ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICES: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  • ICL: International Consortium on Landslides
  • ICPAC IGAD :Climate Prediction and Applications Centre IGAD
  • ICS: International Chamber of Shipping
  • ICSPRO: Inter-Secreteriat Committee on Scientific Programmes Relating to Oceanography
  • ICSU: International Council for Science
  • ICT: Information and Communication Technology
  • ICTT: Intercommission Task Team
  • IDCS : International Data Collection System
  • IDNDR: International Decade for National Disaster Reduction
  • IF: Intermediate Frequency
  • IFRC: International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • IFREMER : Institut Francais de Recherche pour I'exploitation de la Mer
  • IFSMA :International Federation of Shipmasters Associations
  • IGAC: International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme
  • IGACO: Integrated Global Atmospheric Chemistry Observations
  • IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  • IGAD-HYCOS: Intergovernmental Authority on Development-Hydrological Cycle Observing System
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
  • IGOOS : Intergovernmental Committee for GOOS GOOS
  • IGOS: Integrated Global Observing Strategy
  • IGOSS :Integrated Global Ocean Services System
  • IGRAC: International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre
  • IHDP: International Human Dimensions Programme
  • IHO : International Hydrographic Organization
  • IHP: International Hydrological Programme
  • IICWG: International Ice Charting Working Group
  • IMD: India Meteorological Department
  • IMET : Improved Meteorology Program
  • IMMA: International Maritime Meteorological Archive
  • IMMT: International Maritime Meteorological Tape
  • IMO : International Maritime Organization
  • IMO :Iceland Meteorological Office
  • IMO :International Meteorological Organization
  • IMOP :Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme
  • IMSO : International Mobile Satellite Organization
  • IMTN: Improved Main Telecommunication Network
  • INFOCLIMA :World Climate Data Information Referral Service
  • INMARSAT: International Mobile Satellite Organization
  • INMET : Brazilian National Institute of Meteorology
  • IOC :Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO)
  • IOCINCWIO IOC: Regional Committee for the Cooperative Investigation in the North and Central Western Indian Ocean
  • IODE: International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC)
  • IOCCP: International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project
  • IOI :International Ocean Institute
  • IOM: Instruments and Observing Methods
  • IOS: Integrated Observing Systems
  • IPA: Information and Public Affairs
  • IPAB: International Programme for Antarctic Buoys
  • IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • IPY :International Polar Year
  • IRD : Instituit francais de recherche scientifique pour le development en cooperation
  • IRI :International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
  • ISABP : International South Atlantic Buoy Programme
  • ISC: International Seismological Centre
  • ISCDC: International Surface Current Data Centre
  • ISCS :International Satellite Communications System
  • ISDR: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
  • ISO : International Standards Organization
  • ISPS: International Ship and Port Facility Security
  • ISRO :Indian Space Research Organization
  • ISS: Information Systems and Services (CBS)
  • IT: Information Technology
  • ITSU :International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific
  • ITU : International Telecommunication Union, which sets international communications standards
  • ITU-R ITU :Radiocommunication Sector
  • IUCN: World Conservation Union
  • IUGG: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

J

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  • JCL :Joint Circular Letter İşbirliği Genelgesi
  • JCOMM : Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
  • JCOMMOPS JCOMM:Observing Platform Support Centre JCOMM
  • JCOMMTRAN JCOMM: Transition Planning Meeting JCOMM
  • JCRP :Joint Climate Research Fund
  • JIU :Joint Inspection Unit
  • JMA : Japan Meteorological Agency
  • JOC :Joint Organizing Committee
  • JOMDB : JCOMM in situ ODAS Metadata Database
  • JSC :Joint Scientific/li>
  • JTA : Argos Joint Tariff Agreement

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  • KEWL: Knowledge Environment for Web-based Learning
  • KMA: Korea Meteorological Administration
  • KMD :Kenya Meteorological Department
  • KNMI : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

L

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  • LAC: Local Area Coverage
  • LAPB: Link Access Procedure - Balanced
  • LDC: Least Developed Country
  • LES: Land Earth Station (Inmarsat)
  • LSP: Linguistic Services and Publications Department
  • LTB: Last Transmitted Bit

M

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  • MARPOLSER: International Seminar/Workshop on the Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System
  • MAP: Mesocale Alpine Programme
  • MCC: Mission Control Centre
  • MCSS: Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme
  • MEDI: Marine Environmental Data and Information Referral System
  • MEDS: Marine Environmental Data Service (Canada)
  • MEDSEEME-PEP: Mediterranean South-Eastern Europe-Middle East-Precipitation Enhancement Project
  • METEOREX: Exhibition of Meteorological Instruments, Equipment and Services
  • MMS: Marine Meteorological Services
  • MQC :Minimum Quality Control
  • MQCS: Minimum Quality Control Standards
  • MPERSS: Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System
  • MSC : Meteorological Service of Canada
  • MPERSS :Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System
  • MPI: Marine Pollution Incident
  • MSNZ: Meteorological Service of New Zealand
  • MSG METEOSAT :Second Generation
  • MSI :Maritime Safety Information
  • MTN :Main Telecommunication Network

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  • NADP: National Atmospheric Deposition Program
  • NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASDA: National Space Development Agency
  • NC: National Centre
  • NCDC: National Climatic Data Centre
  • NCEP: National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NOAA)
  • NCEP US: National Centers for Environmental Prediction
  • NCS: Network Coordination Station
  • NDBC: National Data Buoy Center
  • NEAR-GOOS: North East Asian Regional GOOS
  • NEPAD: New Partnership for Africa's Development
  • NESDIS: NOAA Satellites and Information Service
  • NHS: National Hydrological Service
  • NMC: National Meteorological Centre
  • NMHS: National Meteorological and Hydrological Service
  • NMS: National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service
  • NOAA: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
  • NODC: National Oceanographic Data Center (NOAA)
  • NPDBAP: North Pacific Data Buoy Advisory Panel
  • NPOESS : National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite (USA)
  • NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NWP : Numerical Weather Prediction
  • NWS : National Weather Service

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  • OceanObs: International Conference on the Ocean Observing System for Climate
  • OCG JCOMM :Observations Programme Area Coordination Group JCOMM
  • ODAS : Ocean Data Acquisition Systems
  • ODINAFRICA :Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa
  • ODINEA: Ocean Data and Information Network for East Africa
  • ODINLAC: Ocean Data and Information Network for the Latin American and Caribbean Regions
  • ONR : Office of Naval Research (USA)
  • OOPC : Ocean Observation Panel for Climate (of GOOS, GCOS, WCRP)
  • OOSDP : Ocean Observing System Development Panel
  • OPA: Observations Programme Area
  • OPAG: Open Programme Area Group
  • OPSCOM: U.S. Argos Operations Committee
  • OSEs: Observing System Experiments
  • OSPAR: Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
  • OSSEs : Observing System Simulation Experiments

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  • PDS: Publication and Distribution Services Department
  • PDUS: Primary Data User Station
  • PGS: Primary Ground Station
  • PIRATA : Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic
  • PLANETA: Scientific and Research Centre on Space Hydrometeorology
  • PMEL: Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (USA)
  • PMO: Port Meteorological Officer
  • PMOCs: Principal Meteorological or Oceanographic Centres
  • PMT: Platform Messaging Transceiver Platform
  • POES: Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite
  • POGO: Partnership for Observations of the Global Ocean
  • PRF: Pulse Repetition Frequency Sinyal
  • PSMSL: Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level
  • PTT: Post Telephone and Telegraph administration
  • PUMA: Preparation for the Use of Meteosat Second Generation in Africa METEOSAT
  • PWS: Public Weather Services

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  • QC: Quality Control
  • QMF: Quality Management Framework
  • QMS: Quality Management System
  • QPF: Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting

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  • RA: Regional Association
  • RAMSAR: Convention on Wetlands
  • RANET: Radio and Internet
  • RBB: Result-based Budgeting
  • RBCN: Regional Basic Climatological Network
  • RBSN: Regional Basic Synoptic Network
  • RCC: Regional Climate Centre
  • RCOF: Regional Climate Outlook Forum
  • R&D: Research and Development
  • RF: Radio Frequency
  • RI: Rainfall Intensity
  • RIC: Regional Instrument Centre
  • RM : Responsible Members (MCSS)
  • RMDCN: Regional Meteorological Data Communication Network
  • RMTC: Regional Meteorological Training Centre
  • RMTN: Regional Meteorological Telecommunication Network
  • RNODC: Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centre
  • ROSE: Radar Ocean Sensing
  • ROSHYDROMET: Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
  • RSMC: Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre
  • RTH : Regional Telecommunications Hub
  • RTMC: Real Time Monitoring Centre

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  • 6LTP: Sixth WMO Long-term Plan
  • SADC :Southern African Development Community
  • SADIS: Satellite Distribution System for Information Relating to Air Navigation
  • SAMOS: Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System
  • SAR: Search and Rescue
  • SAWS: South African Weather Service
  • SBSTA: Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (of the COP)
  • SCAR: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Antartika
  • SCOR: Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
  • SDUS : Secondary Data User Station
  • SEACAMP: South East Asian Centre for Atmospheric and Marine Prediction
  • SEAS: Shipboard Environmental Data Acquisition System
  • SES: Ship Earth Station
  • SHIP: Report of Surface Observation from Sea Station
  • SIDS: Small Island Developing States
  • SIGRID: Format for the Archival of Sea-ice Data in Digital Form
  • SIGWX: Significant Weather
  • SMHI: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
  • SPARC: Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate
  • SOBP: Southern Ocean Buoy Programme
  • SOC: Specialized Oceanographic Centre
  • SOCA :Subcommittee on Oceans and Coastal Areas
  • SOLAS: Safety of Life at Sea
  • SOO :Ship-of-Opportunity
  • SOOP: Ship-of-Opportunity Programme
  • SOOPIP JCOMM: Ship-of-Opportunity Programme Implementation Panel JCOMM
  • SOT: Ship Observations Team (JCOMM)
  • SSS: Sea Surface Salinity
  • SST: Sea Surface Temperature
  • STIP: Stored TIROS Information Processor
  • SUA : Argos System Use Agreement
  • SURFA: Surface Flux Analysis Project
  • SVP : Surface Velocity Programme Drifter
  • SVPB: Surface Velocity Programme Barometer Drifter
  • SWIC:Severe Weather Information Centre

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  • TAO: Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array
  • TCDC: Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries
  • TCO: Technical Cooperation Programme
  • TCP: Tropical Cyclone Programme
  • TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  • TDCF: Table-driven Code Forms
  • TECO :Technical Conference
  • TEMA :Training, Education and Mutual Assistance
  • TEMP-SHIP: Upper-level temperature, humidity and wind report from a sea station
  • TESAC: Temperature, Salinity and Current Report
  • THORPEX: The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
  • TIP TAO :Implementation Panel TAO
  • TOGA: Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (WCRP)
  • TOPC: Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate
  • TOR :Terms of References
  • TRACECA: Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia
  • TRACKOB: Code for reporting marine surface observations along a ship's track
  • TRITON: Triangle Trans-ocean Buoy Network
  • TSG: Thermosalinograph
  • TT/QCAS: Task Team on Quality Control and Automated Systems (SOOPIP)

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  • UCAR: University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research
  • UHF: Ultra High Frequency
  • UKMO: United Kingdom Meteorological Office
  • UN : United Nations/li>
  • UNCCD :United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • UNCED :United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
  • UNCLOS: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNESCO : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Conventian on Climate Change
  • UNICPOLOS: United Nations Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea
  • UN/OCHA: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • UOP: Upper Ocean Panel (CLIVAR)
  • UOT: Upper-Ocean Thermal Project (WOCE)
  • UOT-1999: Upper Ocean Thermal Review
  • UPU: Universal Postal Union
  • URL: Universal Resource Locator
  • USGPC: US Argos Global Processing Center

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  • VCP: Voluntary Cooperation Programme
  • VCP(ES): Voluntary Cooperation Equipment and Services
  • VCP(F): Voluntary Cooperation Fund
  • VOS: Voluntary Observing Ship
  • VOSClim :Voluntary Observing Ship Climate
  • VSAT: Very Small Aperture terminal
  • VSP: Voluntary Separation Programme
  • VSOP-NA: VOS Special Observing Project-North Atlantic
  • VOSP: Voluntary Observing Ship Panel
  • VTS: Vessel Traffic Service

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  • WAFS: World Area Forecast System
  • WAMIS: World Agrometeorological Information System
  • WCASP: World Climate Applications and Services Programme
  • WCP: World Climate Programme
  • WCIRP: World Climate Impact Assessment and Response Strategies Programme
  • WCRP: World Climate Research Programme
  • WDC: World Data Centre
  • WEFAX: Weather Facsimile (analogue image dissemination)/li>
  • WGNE: World Group on Numerical Experimentation
  • WGOA: Working Group on Observations and Assimilation
  • WHO: World Health Organization
  • WHYCOS: World Hydrological Cycle Observing System
  • WIOMAP: Western Indian Ocean Marine Applications Project
  • WIS : WMO Information System
  • WMD: World Meteorological Day
  • WMO : World Meteorological Organization
  • WOCE: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WCRP)
  • WRAP: Worldwide Recurring ASAP Project
  • WSIS: World Summit on Information System
  • WSSD: World Summit on Sustainable Development
  • WWIS: World Weather Information Service
  • WWRP: World Weather Research Programme
  • WWW :World Weather Watch

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  • XBT: Expendable Bathythermograph
  • XCTD :Expendable conductivity-temperature-depth probe
  • XML: Extensible Mark-up Language

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