Glossary

 

Acronym
Full Name/Link
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AR6 The Sixth Assessment Cycle from IPCC
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BLC Bottom Left Corner
BRC Bottom Right hand Corner
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CEB Centre point of the Eastern Boundary
CMIP Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project
CliC Climate and Cryosphere
CLIVAR Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change
CNB Centre point of the Northern Boundary
COP Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC)
CORA WCRP Coordination Office for Regional Activities
CORDEX Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment
CORDEX CORE CORDEX Coordinated Output for Regional Evaluations
CPD Centre Point of the Domain
CSB Centre point of the Southern Boundary
CWB Centre point of the Western Boundary
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ENSO El-Niño Southern Oscillation
ESC Early Career Scientist
ESD Empirical Statistical Downscaling
ESGF Earth System Grid Federation
ESM Earth System Model
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FoCI Frontier of Climate Information
FPS Flagship Pilot Studies
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GCM Global Climate Model
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Exchanges
GFCS Global Framework on Climate Services
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ICRC International Conference on Regional Climate
IPCC International Panel on Climate Change
IPOC International Project Office for CORDEX
IRI International Research Institute for Climate and Society
ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone
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JPS Joint Planning Staff
JSC Joint Scientific Committee
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LUCAS Land Use and Climate Across Scales
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MENA Middle East North Africa, CORDEX Domain
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obs4MIPs Observations for Model Intercomparisons Project
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POC Point of Contact
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RCD Regional Climate Downscaling
RCM Regional Climate Model
RCMES Regional Climate Model Evaluation System
RCP Representative Concentration Pathway
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SAT CORDEX Science Advisory Team
SEA South East Asia, CORDEX Domain
SMHI Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
SPARC Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate
SSG Scientific Steering Group
SSP Socio-Economic Pathway
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TLC Top Left Corner
TPE Third Pole Environment
TRC Top Right hand Corner
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US CLIVAR US Climate Variability and Predictability Research Programme
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VIA Vulnerability-Impact-Adaptation
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WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WDAC WCRP Data Advisory Council
WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modelling
WGIRS Working Group on Information for Regions and Society
WMAC WCRP Modelling Advisory Council
WMO World Meteorological Organization 
WWRP World Weather Research Programme
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This list is originally compiled by the
International CLIVAR Project Office,
but has been modified with the
acronyms used at the CORDEX website.