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EMC > DEVELOPMENTAL NOMADS > DEFINITIONS
NOAA Operational Model Archive Distribution System
GFS(AVN) Aviation run, now called GFS Global Forecast Model
CDAS Climate Data Assimilation System (Reanalysis), Global T62 Reanalysis model
CAMS Climate anomaly monitoring system
CERES NASA Cloud and Earth Radiant Energy System
CMB Climate modeling branch (EMC)
CMF Coupled model forecast
CPC Climate Prediction Center
EMC Environmental Modeling Center
ERBE NASA Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
ETA high resolution regional model
FNL final analysis, used as initial conditions for the GFS(AVN) and GFS(MRF)
GDAS Global Data Assimilation System
GRIB WMO standard for encoding gridded fields
ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
LaRC NASA Langley Research Center
GFS(MRF) Medium Range Forecast, Global operational Forecast System, run at 00Z
MMAB Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch (EMC)
NAM North American Mesoscale
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction, part of NWS
NGM Nested Grid Model, an older regional model
NMM Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model
NVAP NASA Water Vapor Project
NWS National Weather Service, part of the Department of Commerce
OI Optimal interpolation
OLR Outgoing Long-wave Radiation
OMB Ocean Modeling Branch (EMC)
PATMOS/CLAVR Pathfinder Atmospheric data/Cloud from AVHRR
RTOFS Real-Time Ocean Forecast System (old AOFS) model
RSM Regional Spectral Model
SST Sea surface temperature
TOA Top of atmosphere
TRMM NASA Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission
WRF Weather Research & Forecasting