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Climate Variability and Change in Mobile, Alabama

Appendix A: Abbreviations

AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ADCIRC
ADvanced CIRCulation Model
ALDOT
Alabama Department of Transportation
ALOS
Advanced Land Observing Satellite
AOGCM
Atmosphere Ocean General Circulation Model
AREMA
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance)
ARRM
Asynchronous Regional Regression Model
ASCE
American Society of Civil Engineers
ATCF
Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast
BCCR-BCM2.0
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research-Bergen Climate Model, version 2.0
BM
Benchmark
Cfs
Cubic feet per second
CNRM-CM3
Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques-Coupled global climate Model, version 3
CORS
Continuously Operating Reference Stations
ENSO
El Niño-Southern Oscillation
ERS
European Remote Sensing
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FLDEP
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
GC2
Gulf Coast Project, Phase 2
GCM
Global Climate Model
GFDL-CM2.0
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Coupled Climate Model, version 2.0
GHCN
Global Historical Climatology Network
GHG
Greenhouse Gases
GIS
Geographic Information System
GSLR
Global Sea level Rise
HadCM3
Hadley Centre Coupled Model, version 3
HEC-HMS
Hydrologic Engineering Center-Hydrologic Modeling System
HUC
Hydrologic Unit Code
HWMs
High Water Marks
InSAR
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
IPCC AR4
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
IPCC SRES
IPCC Special Report Emission Scenario
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
LIDAR
Light Detection and Ranging
LRFD
Load and Resistance Factor Design
LSLR
Local Sea Level Rise
LTPP
Long-Term Pavement Performance Program
MDOT
Mississippi Department of Transportation
MHHW
Mean Higher High Water
MLLW
Mean Lower Low Water
MPI ECHAM5
Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie ECHAM model, version 5
MPI-OM
Max-Planck-Institute Ocean Model
MSL
Mean Sea Level
NARCCAP
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NAVD88
North American Vertical Datum of 1988
NCAR CCM3
National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model, version 3
NCAR
National Center of Atmospheric Research
NDSEV
Number of days of severe thunderstorm environmental conditions
NGS
National Geodetic Survey
NGVD
National Geodetic Vertical Datum
NGVD29
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
NOAA CO-OP
NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
NOAA NHC
NOAA National Hurricane Center
NOAA
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
NRC
National Research Council
NWS
National Weather Service
PALSAR
Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
PCM
Parallel Climate Model
PG
Performance Grade
POP
Percent of Peak
RMS
Root Mean Square
RMS
Root Mean Square
RSLR
Relative Sea level Rise
SAP
Synthesis and Assessment Product
SARPC
South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
SD
Standard Deviation
SLOSH
Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes model
SLR
Sea level Rise
SS
Storm Surge
STWAVE
STeady State spectral WAVE
SWAN
Simulating Waves Nearshore model
TCP-InSAR
Temporarily Coherent Point InSAR
UKMO
UK Met Office
USACE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USACE-WES
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station
USCCSP
U.S. Climate Change Science Program
USDOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
USGCRP
U.S. Global Change Research Program
USGS
U.S. Geological Survey
UTC
Universal Time Coordinated
WBM
Water Balance Model
WCRP CMIP3
World Climate Research Programme Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 3
WMO
World Meteorological Organization
Updated: 10/31/2014
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