Acronym List


Acronym Full name Comments
H henry
h hecto Prefix that = 10 to the 2nd power
HAC Heads and Chairs of departments of atmospheric and relatated sciences
HADS Hydrometeorological Automated Data System
hail   Precipitation inthe form of balls or irregular lumps of ice, always produced by convective clouds, nearly always cumulonimbus.
HAILSWATH South Dakota Hail Studies
HALOE Halogen Occultation Experiment NASA, UARS
HANK   (Not an acronym but refers to ACD's Regional-scale Chemistry Transport Model)
HAO High Altitude Observatory NCAR
HAPEX Hydrological Atmospheric Pilot Experiment France, 1986
HaRP Hawaiian Rainband Project
HARS High-Altitude Route Structure workstation FAA
Harvard Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Contains Harvard College Observatory, Smithsonian Observatory
hav haversine Half of a versedsine
HB hard black
HBCUs Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HCN Historical Climatology Network
HCSN High-Capacity Satellite Network
HDF Hierarchical Data Format A data storage form developed by the NCSA
HDGCP Human Dimensions of Global Change Program IFIAS/ISSC/UNU
HDGEC Human Dimension of global Environment Change NSF
HDLC high level data link control
HDS High-resolution Data Service HDS includes model output data from models run at the NMC and ECMWF
HEAO High Energy Astronomy Observatory
heat index a function of temperature designed to have low magnitude under cold conditions, increasing exponentially with increasing temperature used by C. W. Thornthwaite in his 1948 climatic classification
HEIFE Heihe Basin Field Experiment
HELLO   A common routing protocol used on the Internet by DEC machines
HEOS highly eccentric orbit satellite
HEOS-A2 highly eccentric orbit satellite launched 1/31/72
HERS Human Ecology Research Service Boulder, Colorado
HESP High-Energy Solar Physics
HESS Health, Environment, Safety, and Security UCAR
HEW Health, Education, & Welfare Usually DHEW/USPHS
HF high frequency 3-30 MHz
HI human interface
HIAPER High-Performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research NCAR, test flights proposed in 2003 and 2004
High-Slip, or High Slip Balloon Group of a special lubricated polyethylene
HIMSS High Resolution Microwave Spectrometer Sounder
HIPLEX High Plains Experiment
HIPPI High Performance Parallel Interface
HIRDLS High-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder combined HIRRLS and DLS
HIRIS High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
HIRRLS High Resolution Research Limb Sounder
HIRS High Infrared Radiometer (or Radiation) Sounder
HIRS High-resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
HIS high-resolution interferometer sounder
HIS High-resolution Infrared Sounder
HKUST Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HL half life
HMEs Hough mode extensions
HMMR High Resolution Multifrequency Microwave Radiometer
HMS High-altitude Multispectral Sounder
HMS Hungarian Meteorological Service
HOL higher order language
HOS Hydrocarbon Oxidation Studies
HP Hewlett-Packard A well-known computer manufacturer
hp horse power
HPA High Power Amplifier
HPCC High-performance computing and communications
HPCS High-performance Computing Section Aviation Division
HPD Hourly Precipitation Data
HPO High Performance Option IBM operating system
HPPI high performance parallel interface
HPS High Performance Systems
HR Human Resources UCAR
HRD Hurricane Research Division NOAA
HRDI High Resolution Doppler Imager
HRDI High Resolution Doppler Interferometer NASA/UARS
HRDL High-resolution Doppler Lidar
HRIR high-resolution infrared radiometer
HRIS High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder Nimbus F
HRM high rate multiplexer
HRPT High Resolution Picture Transmission AVHRR
HRS High-resolution Data Service an NWS data stream, formerly called the Numerical Product Service
HRS hardwae requirements specification
HRSO High Resolution Solar Observatory
HRSR High Resolution Scanning Radiometer NOAA
HRT High Rate Tape NCAR aircraft data
HRTS high-resolution telescope spectrograph
HRV high-resolution visible
HS high speed
HSC high speed channel
HSCT High Speed Civil Transport SST
HSI high-speed interferometer JPL developed for NASA
HSM Hierarchical Storage Management
HSMT helical scan magnetic tape videotape
HSRP High Speed Research Program NASA
HST Hubble Space Telescope
HTML Hypertext mark-up language The formatting language used to create World Wide Web documents
HTO tritiated water
http Hypertext Transfer Protocol The protocol used to transfer hypertext documents via the World Wide Web
hub   The central part of a propeller or motor-driven fan to which the blades are attached.
humidity   The measure of the water vapor content of air.
HVPS high-volume precipitation spectrometer
H/W hardware
HWCI hardware configuration item
HYPERchannnel High-speed communications link used by MASnet to connect various SCD and NCAR divisional computers
hypermedia   Information provided via a variety of formats (for example: text, graphics, video, and sound) in a web of linked files (see hypertext)