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List of acronyms and abbreviations



ALADIN Aire Limitée Adaptation Dynamique développement INternational
AR5 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ARPEGE Action de Recherche Petite Echelle Grande Echelle
BELSPO Belgian Science Policy
CLM Community Land Model
CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5
CNRM Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques
COHERENS Coupled Hydrodynamical-Ecological Model for Regional and Shelf Seas
CORDEX COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment
COSMO COnsortium for Small-scale MOdeling
DI Drought Index
ECC Ensemble Copula Coupling
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
ERA-Interim Global atmosperic reanalysis data from 1979
GCM Global Climate Model
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
HI Heat Index
H-Res High Resolution
IFS Integrated Forecast System of ECMWF
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISBA Interactions between Soil, Biosphere, and Atmosphere
IWV Integrated Water Vapor
LAM Limited Area Model
LBC Lateral Boundary Condition
LIM Local-Impact Model
MEGAN Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature
MOHYCAN MOdel of HYdrocarbon Emissions from the CANop
MOS Model Output Statistics
MPI Max Planck Institute
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
RCM Regional Climate Model
RCP Representative Concentration Pathway
SISVAT Soil Ice Snow Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer
SURFEX SURface  EXternalisée, surface model from Météo-France
TEB Town Energy Balance
UHI Urban Heat Island (effect)
UTCI Universal Thermal Climate Index
VMM Vlaamse Milieu Maatschappij or Flemish Institute for Environment
WG Working Group
WI Wetness Index
ZTD Zenith tropospheric Total Delay