World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

The World Meteorology Organization (WMO) promotes the standardization of weather and climate observations in order to ensure consistency in publications from around the world. Their vision is "to provide world leadership in expertise and international cooperation in weather, climate, hydrology and water resources and related environmental issues and thereby contribute to the safety and well-being of people throughout the world and to the economic benefit of all nations." The web site has a detailed list of Acronyms relating to weather and water projects and organizations (see link above).