Documentation of the PMIP models (Bonfils et al. 1998)

Acronyms Glossary


AGCM Atmospheric General Circulation Model

AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project

ARPEGE Action de Recherche Petite Echelle Grande Echelle: Research Project on Small and Large Scales

BMRC Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre

CAC Climate Analysis Center

CCC Canadian Centre for Climate Research

CCCMA Canadian Centre for Climate Research Modeling and Analysis

CCM Community Climate Model

CCSR Center for Climate System Research

CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

CFL Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy

CLIMAP Climate, Long-Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction

CLW Cloud Liquid Water

CNRM Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques

COLA Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

CWP Cloud Water Path

DERF Dynamical Extended-Range Forecasting

DKRZ Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

DOM Discrete Ordinate Method

DSM Direction des Sciences de la Matière

ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

FGGE First GARP Global Experiment

GCM Global Climate Model

GENESIS Global ENvironmental and Ecological Simulation of Interactive Systems

GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies

ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

ISBA Interactions Between Soil-Biosphere-Atmosphere

LAI Leaf Area Index

LGM Last Glacial Maximum

LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LMCE Laboratoire de Modélisation du Climat et de l´Environnement

LMD Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l´Environnement

LSM Land Surface Model

LSX Land Surface Transfert Scheme

LWC Liquid Water Content

LWP Liquid Water Path

MLAM MultiLevel Atmospheric Model

MPI Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie

MRI Meteorological Research Institute

MSU Moscow State University

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

NGDC National Geophysical Data Center

NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OSU Oregon State University

PAR Photosynthetically Active Radiation

PBL Planetary Boundary Layer

PCMDI Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison

PILPS Project for Intercomparison of Land-Surface Parameterization Schemes

PMIP Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project

RAS Relaxed Arakawa-Schubert

SAI Stem Area Index

SECHIBA Schématisation des Echanges Hydriques à l' Interface entre la Biosphère et l'Atmosphère

SiB Simple Biosphere model

SLT Semi-Lagrangian Transport

SST Sea Surface Temperature

SUNYA State University of New York at Albany

SVAT Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfert

TKE Turbulence Kinetic Energy

TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TVD Total Variation Diminishing

UCLA University of California at Los Angeles

UGAMP The UK Universities' Global Atmospheric Modelling Programme

UIUC University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological Officen

URL Uniform Resource Locator

WCRP World Climate Research Programme

WGNE Working Group on Numerical Experimentation

WMO World Meteorological Organizationn

WWW World Wide Web

YONU Yonsei University