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ACWC Area Cyclone Warning Centre
ADT Advanced Dvorak Technique
AIGS All India General Scheme
AIR All India Radio
AMSS Automatic Message Switching System
AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit
ARB Arabian Sea
ARG’s Automatic Rain Gauge Stations
AWS Automatic Weather Station
BoB Bay of Bengal
BoM Bureau of Meteorology
C.I. No. Current Intensity Number
CAPE Convective Available Potential Energy
CCD Charge Coupled Device
CDMC Cyclone Distress Mitigation Committee
CDO Central Dense Overcast
CDR Cyclone Detection Radars
CDs Cyclonic Disturbances
CIMSS Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CINE Convective Inhibition Energy
CIPS Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems
CLIPER Model Climatology and Persistence Model
CMV Cloud Motion Vectors
COU Cone of Uncertainty
CPC Climate Prediction Centre
CRC Cyclone Review Committee
CTT Cloud Top Temperature
CWC Cyclone Warning Centre
CWCs Cyclone Warning Centres
CWD Cyclone Warning Division
CWRC Cyclone Warning Research Centre
DMDD Digital Meteorological Data Dissemination
DMSP Defence Met. Satellite Programme of U.S.A.
DPE Direct Position Error
DRMS District-wise Rainfall Monitoring Scheme
DWR Doppler Weather RADAR
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
EEC Radars Enterprise Electronics Corporation Radars
EIR Enhanced Infrared
EPS Ensemble Prediction System
FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
GEFS Global Ensemble Forecast System
GFS Global Forecast System
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress Safety System
GPP Genesis Potential Parameter
GTS Global Telecommunication System
HFRT High Frequency Radio Transmission
HSDT High Speed Data Terminals
HWRF Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting
IADP Intensive Agricultural Development Programme
IAF Indian Air Force
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
IITD Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
IMD India Meteorological Department
IMDPS Indian Meteorological Data Processing System
INCOIS Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
INOSHAC Indian Ocean & South Hemispheric Centre
INSAT Indian National Satellite System
IOP Intense Observation Period
IR Infrared Red
ITCZ Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
IVRS Interactive Voice Response System
JMA Japan Meteorological Agency
JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center
LES Local Earth Station
LLCCs Low level circulation centres
Max (Z) Maximum reflectivity
MFI Meteo France International
MHA Ministry of Home Affairs
MJO Madden-Julian oscillation
MM5 Fifth-Generation Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model
MME Multi Model Ensemble
MSLP Mean Sea Level Pressure
MSW Maximum Sustained Wind
MW Microwave
NASA GHCC National Aeronautics and Space Administration- Global Hydrology and Climate Centre.
NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing
NCMRWF National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast
NDBP National Data Buoy Programme
NDM National Disaster Management
NDMA National Disaster Management Authority
NDRF National Disaster Response Force
NIDM National Institute Disaster Management
NIO North Indian Ocean
NIOT National Institute of Ocean Technology
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NSDC National Satellite Data Centre
NWFC National Weather Forecasting Centre
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OLR Outgoing Longwave Radiation
PBO Pilot Balloon Observatories
PMSS Probable Maximum Storm Surge
PPI(Z) Plan position indicator
PRBS Pseudo-Random Burst Technique
QPE Quantitative Precipitation Estimation
RMC Regional Meteorological Centre
RMR Radius of Maximum Reflectivity
RMW Radius of Maximum Wind
RS/RW Radio sonde/ Radio wind
RSMC Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre
RSS Remote Sensing Systems
RTH Regional Telecommunication Hub
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SCIP Statistical-Dynamical Model for Cyclone Intensity Prediction
SLP Sea Level Pressure
SMRC SAARC Meteorological Research Centre
SRI Surface rainfall intensity
SST Sea surface temperature
STDS Satellite Tropical Disturbance Summary
TB Brightness Temperature
TC Tropical Cyclones
TCAC Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centre
THORPEX The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment
TIGGE THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble
TMI TRMM Microwave Imager
TPC Tropical Prediction Centre
TPW Total Precipitable Water
TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
UKMO UK Meteorological Office
UTC Coordinated Universal Time
UWT Uniform wind technique
VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometer
VIS Visible
VOF Voluntary Observing Fleet
VVP(Z) Volume Velocity Processing
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
WRF Weather Research and Forecasting Model
WV Water Vapour
WVWs Water Vapour Winds