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ADD/SUB NWSRFS modeling operation that adds together the various flows coming into the forecast point (including the local runoff from the UNIT-HG)
AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System
BASEFLOW NWSRFS modeling operation that determines the baseflow contribution to the hydrograph
DAPM Data Acquisition Program Manager
EAP Employee Assistance Program
ESP Ensemble Streamflow Prediction (a feature of NWSRFS used for probabilistic forecasting)
FEMA  Federal Emergency Management Agency
FGF Call sign for the Eastern North Dakota NWS Office located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and serving Fargo, Grand Forks, and the entire Red River of the North Basin
HIC Hydrologist In Charge (of an RFC)
HSA Hydrologic Service Area
MIC Meteorologist in Charge (of a WFO)
MKC-API NWSRFS modeling operation that determines the runoff from the basin (a particular form of Antecedent Precipitation Index model)
NCRFC North Central River Forecast Center (located in Chanhassen, Minnesota)
NDDEM North Dakota Department of Emergency Management
NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar (program to deploy NWS doppler weather radars)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOHRSC National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (collocated with NCRFC)
NWR NOAA Weather Radio
NWS National Weather Service
NWSO NEXRAD Weather Service Office (office designation for NEXRAD-equipped weather office prior to official upgrade to WFO)
NWS FLDWAV NWS Flood Wave model -- a dynamic wave, implicit solution, one-dimensional, hydraulic model
NWSRFS National Weather Service River Forecast System (a software system used by RFCs for river forecasting)
OFS Operational Forecast System (a component of NWSRFS)
RFC River Forecast Center
SEUS-E Snow Estimation and Updating System - East (a software system that assimilates snow information to update NWSRFS-designed for applications outside the mountainous West)
SAC-SMA Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model (an NWSRFS component)
SNOW-17 NWSRFS modeling operation for snow accumulation and melt
STAGE-Q NWSRFS modeling operation that converts observed stage values to discharge using the rating curve
TATUM NWSRFS modeling operation (storage routing procedure) which routes water coming from upstream to the forecast point
UNIT-HG NWSRFS modeling operation (Unit Hydrograph) that converts runoff from the basin into stream channel discharge at the forecast point
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WCM Warning Coordination Meteorologist
WFO Weather Forecast Office
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