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for Environmental Information

State Climate Summaries 2022

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

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Abbreviation

Definition

CA DWR California Department of Water Resources
CISESS Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies
CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5
CO2 carbon dioxide
CONUS contiguous United States
COOP Cooperative Observer Network
DC District of Columbia
EF Enhanced Fujita Scale
F Fahrenheit
F Fujita Scale
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
GCM global climate model
GCRA Global Change Research Act
GHCN-Daily Global Historical Climatology Network–Daily
GHCN-Monthly Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly
GLERL Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
GMSL global mean sea level
hPa hectopascal
IPCC AR5 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report
mph miles per hour
MRCC Midwestern Regional Climate Center
NADA North American Drought Atlas
NCA National Climate Assessment
NCA3 Third National Climate Assessment
NCA4 Fourth National Climate Assessment
NCEI National Centers for Environmental Information
nClimDiv NOAA NCEI’s Climate Divisional Dataset
NEMAC National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NFIP National Flood Insurance Program
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOS National Ocean Service
NPS National Park Service
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
NWCC National Water and Climate Center
NWIS National Water Information Service
NWS National Weather Service
PDSI Palmer Drought Severity Index
PRCCC Puerto Rico Climate Change Council
RCP Representative Concentration Pathway
SLR sea level rise
SNOTEL Snow Telemetry (and Snow Course) data
SWE snow water equivalent
TAF thousand acre feet
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USBR U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modeling