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Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Pages 221-225

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... Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations ACT Atacama Cosmology Telescope AGN active galactic nucleus ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit ARM Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring ARSR Air Route Surveillance Radars ATA The Allen Telescope Array ATMS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder AUI Associated Universities, Inc. AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AWS Advanced Wireless Services BOINC Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing BRS/EBS Broadband Radio Service and Educational Broadband Service CAPE connective available potential energy CCAT Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope CFC chlorofluorocarbon CMB cosmic microwave background CME coronal mass ejection CMIS Compact Microscope Imaging System COBE Cosmic Background Explorer 
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... GPS Global Positioning System GR Einstein's theory of general relativity HCFC hydrochlorofluorocarbon HFC hydrofluorocarbon HOMER Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables HSB Humidity Sounder for Brazil IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ITU International Telecommunication Union
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... aPPendix f  ITU-R ITU Radiocommunication Sector ITU-RR ITU Radio Regulations IUCAF Scientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science IWP ice water path JMR JASON Microwave Radiometer LEO low Earth orbit LI lifted index LIGO Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna LMS Land Mobile Service LMSS Land Mobile Satellite Service LMT Large Millimeter Telescope LWA Long Wavelength Array MEMS microelectromechanical systems MHS Microwave Humidity Sounder MIRAS Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis MIS Microwave Imager/Sounder MLS Microwave Limb Sounder MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MSU microwave sounding unit MWA Murchison Widefield Array NAIC National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEMS Nimbus-E Microwave Spectrometer NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPRM notice of public rule making NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRC National Research Council NRQZ National Radio Quiet Zone NSF National Science Foundation NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration NWP numerical weather prediction OOB out-of-band (emissions)
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... SAIR Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radiometer SAR synthetic aperture radar SCLP Snow and Cold Land Processes SDR software-defined radio SETI Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence SFMR Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer SIRICE Submillimeter Infrared Radiometer Ice Cloud Experiment SKA Square Kilometer Array SM soil moisture SMAP Soil Moisture Active Passive SMMR Scanning Multi-Channel Microwave Radiometer SMOS Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity SNR signal-to-noise ratio spectral power flux density (measured in Wm–2 Hz–1) spfd SPT South Pole Telescope SPTF Spectrum Policy Task Force SRS Space Research Service SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSMI/S Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder SSM/T Special Sensor Microwave/Temperature SSS sea surface salinity SST sea surface temperature SUBTEL Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones SSWV sea surface wind vector SWE snow water equivalent
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... aPPendix f  TDM time-division multiplexing TDRSS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite TMI TRMM Microwave Imager TOPEX Topography Experiment TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TTI total of totals index UAL United Airlines UWB ultrawideband VLA Very Large Array VLBA Very Long Baseline Array VLBI very long baseline interferometry WMTS Wireless Medical Telemetry Service WP7D ITU Working Party 7D WRC World Radiocommunication Conference

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