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Acronym List

From the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, acronyms from atmospheric and related sciences.

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Units

U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

Cloud Atlas

Images from the Karlsruhe Wolkenatlas.

A Comprehensive Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters

Detailed definitions with defined terms used in the definitions linked.  NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-145. Michael Branick, NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office.

The Cryosphere Glossary

Developed and maintained by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Glossary: Carbon Dioxide and Climate

From Glossary: Carbon dioxide and climate, 1990, ORNL/CDIAC-39, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Fred O'Hara Jr. (ed.)

Global Change Acronyms and Abbreviations

From the U.S. Global Change Research Information Office. 


Detailed meteorology glossary from the Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology. 

International Glossary of Hydrology

Definitions in many languages.  From UNESCO.

Tide and Current Glossary

Detailed definitions first published as Special Publication No. 228, Coast and Geodetic Survey, by Paul Schureman, 1941. This edition is by Steacy D. Hicks, et al. National Ocean Service, 1999.  

Weather Glossary

Detailed definitions of weather related terms. Defined terms used in the definitions are linked.  Maintained by The Weather Channel.

Weather Glossary

Detailed definitions of about 600 terms. Definitions are from a variety of sources.  Maintained by The Washington Post.

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