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Glossary and Acronyms

Some common terms and acronyms

14C, 12C Isotopes of Carbon
AGW Anthropogenic Global Warming
AU Astronomical Unit (average distance of the Earth from the Sun)
CFC chlorofluorocarbon, e.g., ClCF3
CH4 Methane
CO Carbon Monoxide ( Poison)
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CRU Climate Research Unit attached to the University of East Anglia, UK
CRUTEM Land Temperature Record from CRU
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
delta Net change in a value
DOE Department of Energy (US)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US)
FOI, FOIA Freedom Of Information Act
FWIW For What Its Worth
GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies, also their temperature datase
Gt Giga-tonne, 10^9 tonnes
HadCRUT Combined land sea temperature database from the CRU
HadISST Ice coverage and SST database from CRU
HadSST Sea temperature database from the CRU
IIRC If I recall correctly
IMHO In my humble opinion
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
mb millibar
NAS National Academy of Science (US)
NASA National Aeronautic and Space Agency
NCDC National Climate Data Center
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction (US)
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NSF National Science Foundation (US)
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
O2 Oxygen Gas
O3 Ozone
SF6 Sulfur Hexafluoride (a very dense, inert gas)
sigma Standard Deviation term
SO2 Sulfur Dioxide (becomes SO3 in air)
SO3 Sulfur Trioxide (becomes Sulfuric Acid in humid air)
SST Sea Surface Temperature
UAH University of Alabama Huntsville
UHI Urban Heat Island
UV Ultra-violet (radiation)
W watt
WUWT WattsUpWithThat website
W/m2, W m-2 Watts/meter squared, a measure of radiation
WMO World Meteorological Organization
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