Acronyms Related to Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics

Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics Acronyms
Acronym Term
ARC2 Africa Rainfall Climatology Version 2
CHIRPS Climate Hazards Center InfraRed Precipitation with Station Data
COF Climate Outlook Forum
CV Coefficient of variation
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation
EOS End of season
ESRL/PSD NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division
EWX Early Warning Explorer
FEWS NET Famine Early Warning Systems Network
IOD Indian Ocean Dipole
IPC Integrated Food Security Phase Classification
IRI International Research Institute for Climate and Society
ITCZ Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
MJO Madden-Julian Oscillation
NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NMME North American Multi-Model Ensemble
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA CPC NOAA Climate Prediction Center
RCOF Regional Climate Outlook Forum
RFE2 Rainfall Estimates Version 2.0
SD Standard deviation
SIOD Subtropical Indian Ocean Dipole
SOS Start of season
SPI Standardized Precipitation Index
SST Sea surface temperature
UCSB University of California, Santa Barbara
USGS United States Geological Survey
WPG West Pacific Gradient


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
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Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics