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FM 34-81: Weather Support for Army Operations


AA assembly area

A2C2 Army airspace command and control

ACCS Army Command and Control systems

ACR armored cavalry regiment

ADP automatic data processing

AFB Air Force Base

AFCC Air Force Communication Command

AFFOR Air Force forces

AFGWC Air Force Global Weather Central

AFLD airfield

AI area of interest

ALSO artillery limited surface observation

alt altitude

AM amplitude modulation

AO area of operations

APOD aerial port of debarkation

ARFOR Army Forces

ARSOF Army special operations forces

ARTYMET artillery meteorological

ASAC all-source analysis center

ASPS all-source production section

ATACS Army tactical area communications system

ATC air traffic control

ATCCS Army Tactical Command and Control System

ATS air traffic service

avn aviation

AWS Air Weather Service

bde brigade

C Celcius

C2 command and control

C-5 USAF aircraft

C-130 USAF aircraft

C-141 USAF aircraft

CAS close air support

CB chemical or biological

CBT combat

C-E Communications-Electronics

CEOI Communications-Electronic Operation Instruction

CFA covering force area

CIG ceiling or height above ground level to base of clouds

cm centimeter

CMC combined meteorological cell

COMSEC communications security

CP command post

CS combat support

CSS combat service support

CTA common table of allowances

DA Department of the Army

DCS Defense Communications System

DCSINT Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence

div division

DIVARTY division artillery

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD Department of Defense

DS direct support

DTG date-time group

DZ drop zone

E east

EAC echelons above corps

EACIC echelons above corps intelligence center

EFPS Engineer Flood Prediction Service

E-O electro-optical

EPW enemy prisoner of war

EW electronic warfare

F Fahrenheit

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FALOP Forward Area Limited Observing Program

FAX facsimile

FCC flight coordination center

FLIR forward-looking infrared

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM frequency modulated

FOB forward operating base

FOC flight operations center

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

FSE fire support element

FSO fire support officer

ft feet

FU forecast unit

G2 Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (intelligence)

G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

GHz gigahertz

GMT Greenwich Mean Time

GS general support

HALO high altitude low opening

HF high frequency

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HHT headquarters and headquarters troop

HQ headquarters

hr hour

HVT high-value target

IEW intelligence and electronic warfare

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

JCSE Joint Communications Service Element

JTF joint task force

km kilometer

LIC low-intensity conflict

LOC lines of communications

LOS line of sight

LRSU long-range surveillance unit

LZ landing zone

m meter

MAC Military Airlift Command

MACOM major Army command

Mb millibar

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MI military intelligence

mm millimeter

MOPP mission-oriented protection posture

mph miles per hour

MSC major subordinate command

MSL mean sea level

MTOE modification table of organization and equipment

N north

NA not applicable

NAI named areas of interest

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO noncommissioned officer

NE northeast

No number

NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NOC Naval Oceanographic Command

NSN national stock number

NW northwest

NWS National Weather Service

0B order of battle

OBS observers

OPLAN operation plan

OPORD operation order

PIBAL pilot balloon

PIREP pilot report

PN part number

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PSYOP psychological operations

PVS-5 night vision goggles

RAM reliability, availability, and maintainability

RATT radio teletypewriter

RBS regional broadcast system

REC radio electronic combat

regt regiment

RH relative humidity

S south

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

SCT scattered

SE southeast

sep separate

SFC surface wind speed

SFG special forces group

SFOB special forces operational base

SIGSEC signal security

SOC special operations command

SOF special operations forces

SOP standing operating procedure

SOWT special operations weather team

SPOD seaport of debarkation

sqdn squadron

SVWXWARN severe weather warning

SW southwest

SWO staff weather officer

TAC Tactical Army Command

TACAIR tactical air

TACC Tactical Air Control Center

TACFIRE tactical fire direction computer system

TARWI target weather indicator

TDA tables of distribution and allowances

temp temperature

TFU tactical forecast unit

TOC tactical operations center

TOE tables of organization and equipment

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TTY teletypewriter

TVA target value analysis

UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

USAF United States Air Force

USAFETAC United States Air Force Environmental Technical Applications Center

USAICS United States Army Intelligence Center and School

USMTF US message test format (formerly JINTACCS)

UTM universal transverse mercator (grid)

UW unconventional warfare

VHF very high frequency

vis visibility

W west

WBGT wet-bulb-globe-temperature

WETM weather team

WMO World Meteorological Organization

WSF weather support force

WXFCST weather forecast

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