Acronyms in the Vermont Climate Assessment

ASCE • American Society of Civil Engineers

BRIC • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (FEMA)

C • Carbon

CARES • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (U.S.)

CDC • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

CEP • Comprehensive Energy Plan (Vermont)

CFS • Cubic feet per second

CH4 • Methane

CIS • Community Information Systems (FEMA)

CO2 • Carbon dioxide

COPD • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

DEIJ • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice 

EAB • Emerald ash borer

ED • Emergency department

EEE • Eastern Equine Encephalitis (mosquito-borne disease)

EPA • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EV • Electric vehicles

FEMA • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

FMF • February median flow

FTC • Forest tent caterpillar

GCM • Global climate model

GHGs • Greenhouse gases

GI • Green infrastructure

GWSA • Global Warming Solutions Act (Vermont)

HAB • Harmful algal bloom

HWA • Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

IPCC • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

LCA • Life cycle assessment

LOI • Loss on ignition

Mgal • Million gallons (of water)

MMt CO2e • Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent 

MSPR • Multi-species pastured rotation

Mt CO2e • Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent

N2O • Nitrous oxide

NASS • National Agricultural Statistics Service

NFIP • National Flood Insurance Program

NFNA • New Farms for New Americans

NIOSH • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NOAA • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPP • Net primary productivity

NWS • National Weather Service

O3 • Ozone

PES • Payment for ecosystem services

RCP • Representative concentration pathway

RECs • Renewable energy certificates

SFHA • Special Flood Hazard Area (FEMA)

SOC • Soil organic carbon

SPEED • Sustainably Priced Energy for Economic Development (Vermont)

T&D • Transmission and distribution

TNC • The Nature Conservancy 

TRPT • Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (Vermont)

UNFCCC • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

USDA • U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS • United States Geological Survey

VCA • Vermont Climate Assessment

VCE • Vermont Center for Ecostudies

VCRD • Vermont Council on Rural Development

VDH • Vermont Department of Health

VELCO • Vermont Electric Power Company

VNRC • Vermont Natural Resources Council

VOREC • Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative

VT PUC • Vermont Public Utility Commission

VT UCF • Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program

WNV • West Nile Virus (mosquito-borne disease)

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