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Re: S2K Weather Acronyms

#41 Postby RL3AO » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:44 am

flamingosun wrote:What about ACE?

I am not finding it on these pages.


9 months after the post, but it stands for

Accumulated Cyclone Energy
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#42 Postby olddude » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:29 am

Thanks RL3AO,
Better late than never.
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#43 Postby WhitherWeather » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:34 pm

What are VDM and DMAX?
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#44 Postby RL3AO » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:46 pm

WhitherWeather wrote:What are VDM and DMAX?


VDM = Vortex Data Message. Its a message sent by the recon planes in the storm giving a bunch of info like center location, temps, dew points, winds, ect.

DMAX = Diurnal maximum. Its the radial cooling of the upper atmoshere during the night and early morning that can cause increased thunderstorms in tropical systems.
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#45 Postby WhitherWeather » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:50 pm

Thanks RL3AO.
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#46 Postby olddude » Fri May 01, 2009 9:35 pm

Updated a few more.
DMAX - Diurnal maximum
VDM - Vortex Data Message
SLOSH - Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes
MEOW - Maximum Envelope of Water
MDL – Meteorological Development Laboratory
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Re: S2K Weather Acronyms

#47 Postby AnnularCane » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:42 pm

How about MDR? I have seen that term a lot lately.
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Re: S2K Weather Acronyms

#48 Postby mpic » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:30 pm

0z run ?
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#49 Postby somethingfunny » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:41 pm

AnnularCane wrote:How about MDR? I have seen that term a lot lately.


I concur, the term MDR popped out of nowhere and now it's being used all over....and the best meaning I can pull from context is "the Tropical Atlantic between the Windward and Cape Verde Islands and south of 20N". I have no idea what the letters actually stand for.
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#50 Postby arkestra » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:35 am

Hello,
I wonder what means SOI?
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#51 Postby M_0331 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:43 am

MDR : MAIN DEVELOPMENT REGION
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#52 Postby ManilaTC » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:37 am

arkestra wrote:Hello,
I wonder what means SOI?


SOI = Southern Oscillation Index?

you guys forgot

STY - Super Typhoon

nyahaha
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#53 Postby justin_ruch1180 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:20 pm

WHEW!!SO many acronyms to learn!! I can do this!
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#54 Postby Cyclenall » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:50 am

mpic wrote:0z run ?

The z stands for Zulu which is the same as UTC and GMT timezone standards. The number in front of it is the 24-hour hour like 0, 6, 12, and 18.

Haven't seen this yet:

PDS - Particularity Dangerous Situation
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Re: S2K Weather Acronyms

#55 Postby wxman57 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 am

I fixed a couple dozen typos in the list. Did you know that if you post using FireFox that it has a feature which identifies typos as you finish a word? Of course, it won't recognize these acronyms, but it does know that "atmosphere" is not spelled "atmoshpere" as it was throughout the list. It's a very useful tool.
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Re: S2K Weather Acronyms

#56 Postby jaguarjace » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:06 pm

So many useful acronyms to learn :lol:
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#57 Postby xtyphooncyclonex » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:22 pm

CMC - Canadian Met. Centre
GEM - Global Environmental Multiscale Model
STR - Subtropical Ridge
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