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SP 330 - List of acronyms used in the present volume

1. Acronyms for laboratories, committees and conferences*

BAAS

British Association for the Advancement of Science

BIPM

International Bureau of Weights and Measures

CARICOM

Caribbean Community

CC

Consultative Committees

CCAUV

Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration

CCDS*

Consultative Committee for the Definition of the Second, see CCTF

CCE*

Consultative Committee for Electricity, see CCEM

CCEM

(formerly the CCE) Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism

CCL

Committee for Length

CCM

Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities

CCPR

Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry

CCQM

Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry and Biology

CCRI

Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation

CCT

Consultative Committee for Thermometry

CCTF

(formerly the CCDS) Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency

CCU

Consultative Committee for Units

CGPM

General Conference on Weights and Measures

CIPM

International Committee for Weights and Measures

CODATA

Committee on Data for Science and Technology

CR

Report of the General Conference on Weights and Measures, CGPM

IAU

International Astronomical Union

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICRU

International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IERS

International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IUPAC

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

IUPAP

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMI

National Measurement Institute

OIML

International Organization of Legal Metrology

PV

Report of the International Committee for Weights and Measures, CIPM

SUNAMCO

Commission for Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses, and Fundamental Constants, IUPAP

WHO

World Health Organization

 

2. Acronyms for scientific terms

CGS

Three-dimensional coherent system of units based on the three mechanical units centimeter, gram and second

EPT-76

Provisional Low Temperature Scale of 1976

GUM

Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement

IPTS-68

International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968

ISQ

International System of Quantities

ITS-90

International Temperature Scale of 1990

IU

International Units

MKS

System of units based on the three mechanical units meter, kilogram, and second

MKSA

Four-dimensional system of units based on the meter, kilogram, second, and the ampere

SI

International System of Units

TAI

International Atomic Time

TCG

Geocentric Coordinated Time

TT

Terrestrial Time

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

VSMOW

Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water

 


* Organizations marked with an asterisk either no longer exist or operate under a different acronym.

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Created September 3, 2019, Updated November 15, 2019