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AA

Assistant Administrator

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAF

Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

AAP

Affirmative Action Plan

AAS

Advanced Automation System

ABC

Acceptable Biological Catch

ABI

Automated Broker Interface

ABL

Auke Bay Laboratory

ABR

Allowable Biological Removal

ACAN

Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names

ACCMR

Advisory Committee on Coastal and Marine Resources

ACCP

Atlantic Climate Change Program

ACD

(NOAA) Aeronautical Charting Division

ACE

American Council on Education

ACE

Army Corps of Engineers

ACENTO

Augmented Colombian El Nino Tuna Oceanography

ACFM

Advisory Committee on Fishery Management

ACFR

Advisory Council for Fisheries Research (was ACMRR)

ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACID

Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District

Acid-MODES

Acid Models Operational and Diagnostic Evaluation Study

ACL

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

ACME

Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment

ACMRR

Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research (is now ACFR - Advisory Council for Fisheries Research)

ACO

Administrative Contracting Officer

ACP

Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

ACS

American Cetacean Society

ACS

Atmosphere Climate Study

ACSM

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

ACTS

(NASA) Advance Communications Technology Satellite

ACWA

Administrative Careers with America (Test)

ADC

Astronomical Data Center

ADCP

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

ADEOS

ADvanced Earth Observing System

ADEOS/OCTS

ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite (or System)/Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner

ADF

Administrator's Discretionary Fund

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

ADF

Automatic Direction Finding

ADOM

Acid Deposition and Oxidant Model

ADP

Automatic Data Processing

ADPE

Automatic Data Processing Equipment

ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution

AECP

Alternative Emission Control Plans

AEG

Atlantic Environmental Group

AEL

Appalachian Environmental Laboratory

AEP

Affirmative Employment Plan

AERG

Antarctic Ecosystem Research Group

AERMIC

AMS/EPA Regulatory Model Improvement Committee

AES

(Canada) Atmospheric Environment Service

AES

American Elasmobranch Society

AEWC

Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission

AFAP

Atlantic Fisheries Assistance Program

AFC

Alaska Fisheries Center

AFGWC

Air Force Global Weather Center

AFMA

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

AFOS

Automation of Field Operations and Services

AFRF

American Fishermen's Research Foundation

AFS

American Fisheries Society

AFS

Australian Fisheries Service

AFSC

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

AFTA

American Factory Trawler Association

AFTMA

American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association

AFZ

Australian Fishing Zone

AgNG

Agriculture Negotiating Group

AGOR

Auxiliary General Oceanography Research

AGU

American Geophysical Union

AHP

Analytical Hierarchy Process

AIAA

Aerospace Industries Association of America

AID

Agency for International Development

AIDAB

Australian International Development Assistance Bureau

AIF

American Independent Fishermen

AIFRB

American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists

AIIM

American Institute for Interactive Management

AIIM

Association for Information and Image Management

AIMS

Administrative Information Management System

AIMS

American Indians in Marine Science

AIRS

Aerometric Information and Retrieval System

AIS

Airborne Imaging Spectrometer

AISES

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

AIT

American Institute of Taiwan

AKR

Alaska Region

AL

Aeronomy Laboratory

AL

Annual Leave

ALJ

Administrative Law Judge

ALOHA

Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres

ALSP

Atmosphere and Land Surface Processes

AMAP

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program

AMC

Atlantic Marine Center

AMERIEZ

Antarctic Marine Ecosystem Research at Ice-Edge Zone

AMLR

Antarctic Marine Living Resources

AMO

(NOAA) Office of Administrative Management

AMR

Archipelago Marine Research

AMS

American Meteorological Society

AMSY

Average Maximum Sustainable Yield

ANA

Administration for Native Americans

ANCS II

Automated Nautical Charting System II

ANG

Agriculture Negotiating Group

ANICA

Atmospheric Nutrient Inputs to Coastal Areas

ANOVA

Analysis of Variance

ANPR

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

ANS

Aquatic Nuisance Species

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

AOC

Aircraft Operations Center

AOML

(NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

AOP

Annual Operating Plan

AOTF

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters

AP

Advisory Panel

APA

Administrative Procedures Act

APARE

East Asian/North Pacific Regional Experiment

APCD

Air Pollution Control District

APCO

Air Pollution Control Officer

APDS

Automated Procurement Data Systems

APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

APFIC

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (replaces IPFC)

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APIOS

Acid Precipitation In Ontario Study

APL UW

Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington

APO

Air Post Office

APP

Acoustic Plankton Profilers

APPRISE

Association of Primary Production and Recruitment in Subarctic Ecosystem

APR

Area Personnel Representative

APS

Administrative Payments System

APS

American Physiology Society

AQM

Air Quality Model

ARB

(California) Air Resources Board

ARC

Atlantic Reference Centre

ARCSS

Arctic System Science

ARFCOS

Armed Forces Courier Service

ARI

Academic Research Infrastructure

ARL

(NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory

ARP

Antarctic Research Programs

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ARPAnet

U.S. Defense Department Network

ARS

Agricultural Research Service

AS

Assistant Secretary

ASA(CW)

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

ASC

Administrative Support Center

ASCA

Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics

ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASFMC

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

ASHA

American Seafood Harvesters Association

ASLO

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

ASM

Age at Sexual Maturation (or Maturity)

ASMD

Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division

ASMFC

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

ASOC

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

ASOS

(NMS) Automated Surface Observing System

ASPIC

A Surplus Production Model Incorporating Coviarates

ASPIRES

Automated Selective Placement Information and Referral for Employment System

ASPRS

American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ASR

Area Safety Representative

ASTA

American Society of Travel Agents

ASTC

Association of Science and Technology Centers

ASZ

American Society of Zoologists

ATA

American Tunaboat Association

ATB

Adjustments-to-Base

AtlantNIRO

Atlantic Scientific Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography

ATM

Automated Teller Machine

ATOC

(SERDP) Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (or Circulation)

ATP

Advanced Technology Program

ATS

Antarctic Treaty System

ATSR

Along Track Scanning Radiometer

AUC

Area Under Curve

AUSPEX

Atmospheric Utility Signatures, Predictions and EXperiments

AUV

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

AV

Anticipated Vacancy

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

AVI

Availability-Vulnerability Index

AVIRIS

Airborne Visible/InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer

AVS

Application Visualization System

AVT

Arginine Vasotocin

AW

Acoustic Wave

AWIPS

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System

AXBT

Aerial Expendable Bathythermographs

AYK

Arctic, Yukon and Kuskokwim