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The Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games Experience

Appendix A – List of Abbreviations

24/7 (/365)24 hours per day, 7 days per week (/365 days per year)
AirSENCEAir Sensors for Chemicals in the Environment
AMMOSAutomated Mobile Meteorological Observing Stations
APUAVAtmospheric Profiling Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
AQHIAir Quality Health Index
ATMOSAutomated Transportable Meteorological Observing System
AWOSAutomated Weather Observing System
CaPACanadian Precipitation Analysis
CARECentre for Atmospheric Research Experiments
CMCCanadian Meteorological Centre
COcarbon monoxide
CO2carbon dioxide
CRUISERCanadian Regional Urban Investigation System for Environmental Research
DNDDepartment of National Defence
EC Alert MeA service developed for the general Emergency Management Community to
deliver weather and environmental alerts to subscribers
ECCCEnvironment and Climate Change Canada (formerly Environment Canada)
ECPASSEnvironment Canada Pan Am Science Showcase (Web portal)
EFSEssential Federal Services
EFSWGEssential Federal Services Working Group
FCNFederal Communicators Network
FIFAFédération Internationale de Football Association
GEMGlobal Environmental Multiscale Model
GEM-MACHGlobal Environmental Multiscale – Model of Atmospheric Chemistry
GGHAGreater Golden Horseshoe Area
GRCAGrand River Conservation Authority
GTAGreater Toronto Area
HARSHeat Alert and Response System
HWOSHuman Weather Observing System
IFWIntegrated Forecaster Workstation
IM/ITInformation Management/Information Technology
IOPIntensive Operating Period
IPAWIntegrated Pan Am Workstation
IRWIntegrated Research Workstation
ISWIntegrated Showcase Workstation
LiDARLight Detection and Ranging
MesonetA network of weather stations designed to observe mesoscale meteorological phenomena
MetObjectmeteorological graphic object
MOC(TO2015) Main Operations Centre
MOECCOntario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
MoUMemorandum of Understanding
MPAMulti-Party Agreement
MRRMicrowave Rain Radar
MSCMeteorological Service of Canada
MTOOntario Ministry of Transportation
NAV CANADAThe corporation that operates Canada's civil air navigation system
NO2nitrogen dioxide
NOxnitrogen oxides
NOAA(United States) National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NoNNetwork of Networks
NWPnumerical weather prediction
NWS(United States) National Weather Service
OAGEEOntario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education
OMNRFOntario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
ONCOcean Networks Canada
OSPCOntario Storm Prediction Centre
OSSWGOntario Sun Safety Working Group
PASPCPrairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre
PCHDepartment of Canadian Heritage
PEOCProvincial Emergency Operations Centre
PM2.5fine particulate matter
PMWRRadiometrics Profiling Microwave Radiometer
PRINCE2®PRojects IN Controlled Environments, version 2
RCMPRoyal Canadian Mounted Police
RSDsResearch Support Desks
S&TScience and Technology Branch
SAHASmog and Air Health Advisories
SLAService Level Agreement
SOLMASouthern Ontario Lightning Mapping Array
TO2015 GamesToronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games
TRCAToronto and Region Conservation Authority
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UCCUnified Command Centre
UHIUrban Heat Island
UOITUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology
UQAMUniversité du Québec à Montréal
UTCCoordinated Universal Time
UTCIUniversal Thermal Climate Index
WBGTWet Bulb Globe Temperature
WISDOMWeather Health Information System for Decision Optimization and Management
XMLExtensible Markup Language
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