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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #150 on: August 19, 2019, 05:13:58 AM »
Just saw this being used but not in your glossary.

AGW - Anthropogenic Global Warming

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #151 on: August 19, 2019, 01:07:43 PM »
Just saw this being used but not in your glossary.

AGW - Anthropogenic Global Warming

I believe every adult should know this one, and children after they reach age 6.  ;)
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2020, 08:20:50 PM »
AMSR = Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer    
     AMSR-E is the AMSR instrument on board AQUA satellite (NASA), and AMSR-2 the one on board GCOM-W1 satellite (JAXA)

JAXA = Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency

OSISAF = Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility
    Satellite Application Facility = Utilising specialist expertise from the EUMETSAT Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data. They form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment.
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2020, 03:05:06 PM »
Added, thanks!
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #154 on: February 24, 2020, 10:09:58 PM »
ASCAT = Advanced Scatterometer instruments on multiple satellites that use radar to measure speed and direction of winds over the surface of the oceans.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #155 on: March 17, 2020, 03:21:54 PM »
The acronym definition for CAPIE includes an undefined acronym: IJIS

IJIS = IARC-JAXA Information System run by the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska (IARC), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).


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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #156 on: March 18, 2020, 12:02:31 AM »
Added, thanks.
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #157 on: May 24, 2020, 08:26:02 PM »
CR = Climate Reanalyzer

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #158 on: June 30, 2020, 06:56:27 PM »
hpa (hPa) = hectopascal, a unit of pressure
"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #159 on: June 30, 2020, 07:53:39 PM »
Added both CR and hPa.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #160 on: July 03, 2020, 03:40:42 AM »
IMB = Ice Mass Balance
SIMB = Seasonal IMB
DTC = Digital Temperature Chain (in the context of SIMB)

(see https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.C21B1120W/abstract)
"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #161 on: July 03, 2020, 04:40:55 AM »
Added.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #162 on: July 15, 2020, 08:25:28 PM »
Im missing GAAC i see it used everywhere on the forum but no one explains what it is :'(

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #163 on: July 15, 2020, 08:32:51 PM »
Great Arctic Anti-Cyclone

new term this season

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #164 on: July 15, 2020, 08:35:27 PM »
Hi LIG! The Great Arctic Anti-Cyclone is in contrast to 2012’s GAC Great Arctic Cyclone. While the GAC destroyed the ice with a persistent low pressure system the GAAC is doing it with a high pressure system - hence an anticyclone. There is ongoing debate about just how great the GAAC is in terms of what will be its net effect on the ice.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #165 on: July 15, 2020, 08:38:36 PM »
... which is caused by a persistent high-pressure zone centered over the arctic.

Edit: Oops, Ice Shieldz beat me to it! ;)
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #166 on: July 15, 2020, 08:50:11 PM »
Wow thanks for all the quick replies :D

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #167 on: July 15, 2020, 09:29:27 PM »
No prob, our primary functions are to educate others & learn ourselves, regarding what the heck is going on in the cryosphere. And the more folks who come here (posting or lurking, doesn't matter) the better. We're all stuck in the same ol' leaky lifeboat, after all. :)

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #168 on: July 16, 2020, 06:41:01 AM »
GAAC added, thanks.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #169 on: July 16, 2020, 06:50:40 AM »
I understand GAAC, but to myself I call the current arctic high: Great Arctic High (GAH)

I only refer to it insofar as we often refer to the GAC - I feel like it's descriptive
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2020, 04:03:05 AM »
CONUS - Continental U.S.  Frequently used acronym in meteorology.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #171 on: July 19, 2020, 06:39:52 AM »
probably "contiguous" or "conterminous", as Alaska is on the continent but not part of CONUS.
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #172 on: July 19, 2020, 04:30:42 PM »
Thanks for the correction - Conterminous United States (the lower 48)

National Weather Service - Table of Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations
https://www.weather.gov/mdl/about_acronyms

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #173 on: July 19, 2020, 04:45:27 PM »
Added.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #174 on: July 21, 2020, 05:13:36 AM »
"gice" is getting used again.  Can the term be put into the glossary and defined, please.  I really don't remember...
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #175 on: July 21, 2020, 05:15:49 AM »
It's just the name of an internal PIOMAS file (gridded ice thickness?). Not fit for a glossary entry I think.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #176 on: July 21, 2020, 06:21:59 PM »
Convinced via PM, added...

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #177 on: July 23, 2020, 06:14:52 PM »
Added AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #178 on: August 02, 2020, 06:10:53 PM »
"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #179 on: August 02, 2020, 06:42:59 PM »
CIS Added.

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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #180 on: August 02, 2020, 06:59:44 PM »
CIS Added.

Lost link though?  I thought those were desired.
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Re: Glossary ... for newbies and others
« Reply #181 on: August 02, 2020, 08:02:47 PM »
Fixed.
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