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Appendix A: Acronyms and Initialisms
Pages 107-110

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... ASP Alaska SAR Facility ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer ATSR Along-Track Scanning Radiometer on ERS-1 AVHRR Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer AVNIR Advance Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer AWS Automated Weather Station BALTEX Baltic Sea Experiment (A GEWEX continental scale experiment) BEDMAP project collecting all ice thickness data of Antarctica BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study 107
From page 108...
... 108 APPENDIX A BSRN Baseline Surface Radiation Network CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences CLIC Climate and Cryosphere program CRYOSAT European mission to measure sea ice using interferometry starting in 2002 DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DISP Defense Intelligence Satellite Program DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOD Department of Defense ECMWF European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts ENSO E1 Nino Southern Oscillation ENVISAT European multi-sensor satellite, follow on to the ERS satellites EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment EROS Earth Resources Observations Systems ERS European Earth Remote Sensing Satellite ESA European Space Agency ESE Earth Science Enterprise (NASA) FIRE-ACE First ISCCP Regional Experiment - Arctic Cloud Experiment FLUXNET Global CO2 Flux Network FY Fiscal Year GEOSAT US Navy satellite that measures sea surface height with radar altimeter GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GISP2 Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System G1I Global Imager GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project GPS Global Positioning System GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center GTOPO30 Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set GVAP Global Water Vapor Project HARC Human Dimensions of the Arctic System
From page 109...
... APPENDIX A 1 OR HIRS High-Resolution Infrared Sounder ICESAT NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite IKONOS A 1-2 m resolution commercial satellite ILAS Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer IMG Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse Gases IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IR Infrared ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project rERS Japanese Earth Remote-Sensing Satellite JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LAII Land-Atmosphere-Ice-Interactions LANDSAT A series of US satellites carrying visible, near-IA, and thermal IR imagers LMD Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique MAGS Mackenzie GEWEX Study MISR Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOU Memorandum of Understanding MSU Microwave Sounding Unit MTPE Mission to Planet Earth (renamed Earth Science Enterprise) NAO/AO North Atlantic Oscillation/Arctic Oscillation NASA National Aeronautic and Space Administration NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NSCAT NASA Scatterometer NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NSF National Science Foundation OAII Ocean-Atmosphere-Ice-Interactions OCTS Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner PALE Paleoclimates of Arctic Lakes and Estuaries PAR Photosynthetically Active Radiation PARCA RadarSat Antarctic Mapping Project, Snow and Hydrology Group, Program for Arctic Climate Input Assessment
From page 110...
... SRB Surface Radiation Budget SSH Sea Surface Height SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager SSS Sea Surface Salinity SST Sea Surface Temperature T/P NASA-ERS Topex/Poseidon Satellite TERRA NASA's Earth Observing System first multi-sensor platform TIROS Television Infrared Observing Satellite TOA Top of Atmosphere TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOVS TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder WCRP World Climate Research Program WDC World Data Center WMO World Meteorological Organization

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