AGGG Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases

AOSIS Alliance of Small Islands States

CEGB Central Electricity Generating Board

CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

CIAP Climatic Impact Assessment Program cT Continental tropical (air)

DMS Dimethyl sulphide

DVI Dust veil index

EASOE European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment

ENSO El NiƱo/Southern Oscillation

ENUWAR Environmental consequences of nuclear war

EPA Environmental Protection Agency (USA)

FBC Fluidized bed combustion

FGD Flue gas desulphurization

GVI Glaciological volcanic index

HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions

IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

INCO International Nickle Company

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone

LIMB Lime injection multi-stage burning

LRTAP Long range transportation of atmospheric pollution

MSA Methane sulphonic acid mT Maritime tropical (air)

NAWAPA North American Water and Power Alliance

NCGCC National Coordinating Group on Climate Change (China)

NGO Nongovernmental organization

OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ppbv parts per billion by volume ppmv parts per million by volume pptv parts per trillion by volume

SCEP Study of Critical Environmental Problems

SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

SCR Selective catalytic reduction

SMD Soil moisture deficit

SMIC Study of Man's Impact on Climate

SST Sea-surface temperature

SST Supersonic transport (aircraft)

TTAPS Turco, Toon, Ackerman, Pollack, Sagan (nuclear winter)

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCOD United Nations Conference on Desertification

UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP United Nations Environment Program

USAID United States Agency for International Development

UV-A Ultraviolet A

UV-B Ultraviolet B

UV-C Ultraviolet C

VEI Volcanic explosivity index

WMO World Meteorological Organization

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