ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUMThe total
range of the various radiation frequencies and
ELECTRO-OPTICSGeneral term used to describe
weapons that make use of electromagnetic energy
in order to function. These systems normally
operate in the visible and infrared portions of the
surveillance conducted in passive mode designed to
intercept hostile radar emissions.
FAAFederal Aviation Administration.
FALLOUTRadioactive particles resulting from a
nuclear explosion and descending through the
FAXShort form of facsimile, referring to weather
facsimile or a telefacsimile transmission.
FLIBForward--looking infrared radar.
FMCRFleet multi-channel broadcast.
GCCS-MGlobal command and communications
GFMPLGeophysics fleet mission program library.
One billion hertz or cycles per
GIGABYTE A unit of information equal to one
GWCSGlobal weather communications system.
HECTOPASCAL (hPa)A unit of 100 pascals used
to measure pressure, exactly equivalent to 1
HERTZA frequency defined as one cycle per
HFHigh-frequency. Radio waves between 3 MHz to
HOMEPAGEThe first page or index of a particular
HTMLHypertext Markup Language.
INFRARED (IR)The portion of the electromagnetic
spectrum with wave lengths just slightly longer
than visible light energy (thermal energy).
INTERNETA connection of several wide area
networks. The Internet is also a term that is
synonymous with the World Wide Web.
KILOBYTEA unit of information equal to one
thousand bytes. Also abbreviated as "KB".
KHzKilohertz. One thousand hertz or cycles per
LANLocal area network.
LASERLight amplification by stimulated emission
ofradiation, approximately equal to 1.06 microns.
LCDLiquid crystal diode. A gray or black display of
numbers or shapes commonly used in electronics.
LPMLines per minute. A setting used for HF radio
weather facsimile transmissions.
LUFLowest usable frequency.
MANOPFormatted weather message header that
identifies the product type, originator, and area
covered by the product.
MEGABYTE A unit of information equal to one
METU.S. Navy mobile environmental team.
METEOROLOGYThe study of phenomenon of
MHzMegahertz. One million hertz or cycles per
METMFU.S. Marine Corps meteorological mobile
facility. Weather personnel who operate USMC