ADP Approximate Dynamic Programing
AGCM Atmospheric General Circulation Model
AMOC Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
AOD Aerosol Optical Depth
AOGCM Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model
BOAT Barkley’s Ocean Anomalies and Trends
CAM4 Community Atmospheric Model, version 4
CAM5 Community Atmospheric Model, version 5
CCS Carbon Capture and Storage
CDF Cumulative Distribution Function
CDR Carbon Dioxide Removal
CEDM The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making
CESM Community Earth System Model
CLM4 Community Land Model, version 4
CMIP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project
CMIP3 Coupled Model Intercomparision Project, Phase 3
CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5
CMN College of Menominee Nation
CReSIS Center for Remote Sensing for Ice Sheets, an NSF STC
CRF Climate Response Function
DICE  Dynamic Integrated Model of Climate and Economy
DISCCRS Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research
DOE United States Department of Energy
DSSAT Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer
EBM Energy Balance Model
EIA U.S. Energy Information Agency
EMIC Earth-System Model of Intermediate Complexity
ENTICE Endogenous Technological Change in the DICE Model
ESD Empirical/Statistical Downscaling
ESM Earth System Model or Earth System Modeling
ESSP Penn State’s Earth and Space Science Partnership
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FUND The Climate Framework for Uncertainty, Negotiation, and Distribution (an integrated assessment model)
GAMS General ALgebraic Modeling System
GCAM Global Change Assessment Model
GCM Global Climate Model or General Circulation Model
GeoMIP Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS   Greenland Ice Sheet
GLDAS Global Land Data Assimilation System
GLISA Great Lakes Integrated Science Assessment
GrIS Greenland Ice Sheet
GTO Global Teleconnection Operators
HADCM Hadley Centre Coupled Model
HadCRUT A gridded dataset of monthly mean near-surface air temperature observations compiled by the Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia
IAM Integrated Assessment Model
ICAM Integrated Climate Assessment Model
ICOLD International Comission on Large Dams
IEA International Energy Agency
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISGM Integrated Global System Model
IWREC International Water Resource Economics Consortium
KSS Knowledge Systems for Sustainability
LGM Last Glacial Maximum
MAGICC Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Induced Climate Change
MCMC Markov Chain Monte Carlo
MORDM Multi-Objective Optimization to Robust Decision Making
MPSGE Mathematical Programming System for General Equilibrium Analysis
MTE Multi-Tree Ensemble
NLDAS North American Land Data Assimilation System
NSF National Science Foundation
OHC Ocean Heat Content
PAESTA Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association
PCA Principal Components Analysis
PDF Probability Density Function
piControl Pre-industrial control simulations
PIAMDDI Program on Integrated Assessment Development, Diagnostics, and Intercomparison
PIG Pine Island Glacier
PNA Pacific North America
PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
POMDP Partially-Observable Markov Decision Process
PRISM Parameter-elevation Relationships on Independent Slopes Model, a high resolution temperature and precipitation dataset
R An open-source programming language for statistical computing
RAND Research and Development Corporation
RCM Regional Climate Model
RCP Representative Concentration Pathway
RDM Robust Decision Making
RICE Regional Integrated Climate-Economy Model
RISE UP Research Integrity in Science and Engineering at University Park
SAT Surface Air Temperature
SCRiM The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management
SDI Sustainable Development Institute the College of Menominee Nation
SICOPOLIS Simulation Code for Polythermal Ice Sheets
SLR Sea Level Rise
SNEaSy Simple Nonlinear Earth System Model
SPiCE Science and Policy in the Climate studies Exchange
SRM Solar Radiation Management
SRN Sustainability Research Network
SSP Shared Socioeconomic Pathway
SST Sea Surface Temperature
STC Science and Technology Center
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
THW Thwaites Glacier
UQ Uncertainty Quantification
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
UVic University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model
ViMM Values-informed Mental Models
WAIS West Antarctic Ice Sheet
WMO World Meteorological Organization