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#21 Postby Chacor » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:44 pm

SAB/SSD - Satellite Analysis Branch/Satellite Services Division
TAFB - Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
AFWA - Air Force Weather Agency
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#22 Postby RattleMan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:49 pm

ARB - Arabian Sea
CMA - China Meteorological Administration
HKO - Hong Kong Observatory
LPA - Low Pressure Area
NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCDC - National Climatic Data Center
PMD - Pakistan Meteorological Department
TWC - The Weather Channel
WMO - World Meteorological Organization
WU - Weather Underground
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#23 Postby jimvb » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:17 pm

One of you submitted ATTM for "at this time", thus shortening it to four letters. I think this acronym is unnecessary. I can shorten "at this time" to three letters: "now".

Same for ITTF, "in this time frame", or ITPTF, "in the present time frame". Both are "now".
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#24 Postby wxmann_91 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:28 pm

I use ATTM all the time. I think it conveys the meaning clearer than a simple "now".

WAA - warm air advection
CAA - cold air advection
WW - weather watch box (replace second W with T for tornado, S for severe tstorm)
MCD - mesoscale discussion
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#25 Postby MiamiensisWx » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:38 pm

It's remarkable that some key cyclogenesis terms have been overlooked. Here's one example.

MCS - Mesoscale Convective System
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#26 Postby wxmann_91 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:32 am

Miami, there's too much for everything to be come up with. (Boy, my grammar sucks tonight.)

Here's some that I use personally...
Tstorm - thunderstorm
SUP - supercell
S2K - Storm2k
LL (UL) - low level (upper level)
LLJ - low level jet
STJ - subtropical jet
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#27 Postby gotoman38 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:07 pm

T-number = Dvorak current intensity (1.0-8.0)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_technique
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#28 Postby jimvb » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:27 pm

How about "cane" for a hurricane or "fish" for fishspinner, meaning a tropical cyclone that does not hit land? As in "It looked like Quincy was going to threaten the GOM, but instead this cane went fish."
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#29 Postby Cyclenall » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:27 am

WADL - West African Disturbance Line

I haven't heard this one used often.
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#30 Postby Chacor » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:29 am

TCR: Tropical Cyclone Report (used to be called preliminary reports)
TCPOD: Tropical Cyclone Plan of the Day
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#31 Postby weatherwindow » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:54 am

a question here:...the acronyms for the various model concensus used on a variety of graphics?.......rich
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#32 Postby MississippiHurricane » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:48 pm

Thanks for this topic.....i needed to learn what the terms are and alas...... :)
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#33 Postby olddude » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:18 pm

weatherwindow wrote:a question here:...the acronyms for the various model concensus used on a variety of graphics?.......rich


GUNS - Consensus of GFDI, UKMI and NGPI models
GUNA - Consensus of AVNI, GFDI, UKMI and NGPI models
CONU - Consensus of AVNI, GFDI, UKMI, NGPI and GFNI models
CGUN - Corrected GUNA Consensus (*TEST*)
CCON - Corrected CONU Consensus (*TEST*)
CONW - Consensus of NGPI, EGRI, JGSI, GFNI, JTYI, AFWI, COWI, WBAI, TCLI, JAVI
CONJ - JTWC Consensus of NGAI, EGAI, JGAI, GFAI, JTYI, AFWI, COWI, WBAI, TCLI, JAVI

Hope this helps. http://wind.mit.edu/~btangy/Home/TCGuid.htm

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#34 Postby olddude » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:03 am

Here is a few more.
TCFA - Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert
MSLP – Mean Sea Level Pressure
CIRA - Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmoshpere
BVI – British Virgin Islands
U.S.VI – United States Virgin Islands
UTC – Coordinated Universal Time = GMT/Zulu
GMT – Greenwich Mean Time = UTC/Zulu
Z – Zulu/GMT/UTC
P.R. – Puerto Rico
TW – Tropical Wave
ATCF- Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast
CIMSS – Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
RTMA - Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis model
GEFS - Global Ensemble Forecast System model
XTRAP: extrapolated track

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#35 Postby pojo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:25 pm

olddude wrote:
XTRAP: extrapolated track

Scott

Scott... actually Extrapolated is EXTRAP.
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#36 Postby wxmann_91 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:29 pm

pojo wrote:
olddude wrote:
XTRAP: extrapolated track

Scott

Scott... actually Extrapolated is EXTRAP.

On the SFWMD model maps, XTRAP is used as the abbreviation.
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#37 Postby olddude » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:15 am

wxmann_91 wrote:
pojo wrote:
olddude wrote:
XTRAP: extrapolated track

Scott

Scott... actually Extrapolated is EXTRAP.

On the SFWMD model maps, XTRAP is used as the abbreviation.


Thanks guys. Yep, I am finding both abbreviations. Being as this list is created as a learning tool I will simply place both abbreviations on the next list update.

On a side note I have been unable to find the definition of the acronym...GFL... A little help, please?
Thanks,
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#38 Postby WindRunner » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:24 pm

I've never heard of it, much less seen it used, though I would suspect - if anything - it would be related to the GFDL, either the model or the lab itself.
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#39 Postby flamingosun » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:47 am

What about ACE?

I am not finding it on these pages.
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#40 Postby olddude » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:30 am

Added a couple more from the Aurtur discussions.
CA - Central America
GOH - Gulf Of Honduras
FCST - Forcast
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