This page provides a working list of acronymns that are used across this website and other related sites. It is not exhaustive, but hopefully covers the majority of the most commoly used acronyms by CLIVAR.

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Alternatively you can refer to:

Glossary of Physical Oceanography and Related Disciplines

(a WMO terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish).

WMO accronyms and abbreviations
(available in multiple languages)

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AAM Antarctic Annular Mode
AAMP Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel
ACSYS Arctic Climate System Study
AMMA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis
AMOC Atlantic Meridonal Ocean Circulation
AOPC Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate
ARP Atlantic Region Panel
ASOF Arctic/Subarctic Ocean Fluxes
ASPeCt Antarctic Sea Ice Processes an Climate

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CCCEIR Connecting Communities: Climate ad Ecosystem Impact Research
CCMVal Chemistry-Climate Model Validation Activity
CCO Colombian Comission of the Ocean
CIBNOR Centro De Investigaciones Biológicas Del Noroeste
CICESE El Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
CIESIN Centre for International Earth Science Information Network
CIMP Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project
CliC Climate and Cryosphere
ClimECO Climate Driving of Ecosystem changes
CLIVAR Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change
COMBINE Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection
CORDEX Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment
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DEMETER Development of a Multimodel Ensamble System for Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
DIG Drought Interest Group
DIVERSITAS International project for Bio-Diversity
DynVar Modelling the Dynamics and Variability of the Stratosphere-Troposphere System
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easyINIT Earth System Initialization for Decadal Prediciton (Data centre)
ENSO El-Nino Southern Oscillation
ESM Earth System Model
ETCCDI Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices
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FOO Framework for Ocean Observations
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GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GDIS Global Drought Information Systems
GDP Global Drought Portal
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Exchanges
GFCS Global Framework on Climate Services
GO-SHIP Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GSOP Global Synthesis and Observation Panel
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IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
IASCLIP Intra-Americas Study of Climate Processes
IPAB International Programme for Antarctic Buoys
ICES International Council for Exploration of the Seas
ICPO International CLIVAR Project Office
IGBP International Geoshpere-Biosphere Programme
IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme
IITM Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
IndOOS Indian Ocean Observing System
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IOCCP International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project
IORP Indian Ocean Region Panel
IPCC International Panel on Climate Change
IRI International Research Institute for Climate and Society
ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone
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JPS Joint Planning Staff
JSC Joint Scientific Committee

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LPB La Plata Basin Regional Hydroclimate Project
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MEOP Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole
MESA Monsoon Experiment South America
MJO Madden-Julian Oscillation
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NACLIM North Atlantic Climate Project
NAME North American Monsoon Experiment
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCAR National Centre for Atmospheric Research
NIDIS National Integrated Drought System
NMHS National Meteorological and Hydrological Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA CPC NOAA Climate Prediction Centre
NOAA CPO NOAA Climate Program Office
NOAA NCEP NOAA National Centres for Environmental Prediction
NPOCE Northwestern Pacific Ocean Circulation and Experiment
NSF National Science Foundation
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OceanSITES Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Time series Environment observing System
OOPC Ocean Observations Panel for Climate
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PAGES Past Global Changes (an IGBP project)
PACS Pan American Climate Studies
PACS-SONET PACS Sounding Network
PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organisation
POGO Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans
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RAMA Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction
RAPID Rapid Climate Change Program
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SALLJEX South American Low-Level Jet Experiment
SAMOC South Atlantic Meridonal Overturning Circulation
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SIBER Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemical and Ecological Research
SLVC Sea Level Variability and Change
SOBOM Southern Ocean Biogeochemical Observations and Modelling
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System
SORP Southern Ocean Region Panel
SPARC Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate
SPICE Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment
SSG Scientific Steering Group
SST Sea Surface Temperature
START Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training
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TACE Tropical Atlantic Climate Experiment
TOPC Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate
THOR Thermohaline Overturning – at Risk?
TRACE Terrestrial Regional North American Hydroclimate Experiment
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UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
US CLIVAR US Climate Variability and Predictability Research Programme
USGCRP US Global Change Research Programme
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VAMOS Variability of the American Monsoon Systems
VOCALS VAMOS Ocean Cloud Atmosphere Land Study
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WESTPAC IOC Sub-commission for the Western Pacific
WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modelling
WGSIP Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WGOMD Working Group on Ocean Model Development
WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WWRP World Weather Research Programme
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