Climate Change in the Midwest: Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability, and Adaptation

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Abbreviations and Acronyms
AMOAtlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation
AOArctic Oscillation
AOGCMsAtmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models
AR4Fourth Assessment Report (of the IPCC)
ASOSAutomated Surface Observing System
AWEAAmerican Wind Energy Association
BTUBritish Thermal Units (a traditional unit of energy equal to about 1055 joules)
CCSPClimate Change Science Plan
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CDDCooling Degree Days
CCCMACanadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
CH4Methane
CIConfidence Intervals
CMAQCommunity Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System
CMIP3Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3
CANCentral North America
CNRMCentre National de Recherches Météorologiques
COCarbon monoxide
CO2Carbon dioxide
CO2-eq CO2-equivalentsThe total GHG burden converted into a radia tive forcing using the functionally equivalent amount or concentration of CO2 (i.e., CO2-equivalent concentration is the concentration of CO2 that would cause the same amount of radiative forcing as a given mixture of CO2 and other forcing components)
COOPCO-OPerative observer network
CRCMCanadian Regional Climate Model
CRUClimatic Research Unit (at the University of East Anglia)
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
CUM_HEATCumulative Heat Index
DoEDepartment of Energy
DTRDiurnal Temperature Range
ECMWFEuropean Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
EHEExtreme Heat Events
EIAEnergy Information Administration
ENSEMBLESEnsemble-Based Predictions of Climate Changes and their Impacts (a European Project)

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