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Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms
Pages 73-74

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... Department of the Interior AirMOSS Airborne Microwave Observatory DUE Data User Element of Subcanopy and Subsurface AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ECV Essential Climate Variable AIRSAR Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar EM Electromagnetic Spectrum AirSWOT Air Surface Water and Ocean ENVISAT Environmental Satellite Topography EO-1 Earth Observing 1 ALOS-2 Advanced Land Observing ESA European Space Agency Satellite-2 EU European Union ALT Active Layer Thickness AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning FLEX Fluorescence Explorer Radiometer ASCAT Advanced Scatterometer GCOM-C Global Change Observation ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Mission (Climate) Emission and Reflection GCOM-W Global Change Observation Radiometer Mission (Water)
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... 74 APPENDIX E HyspIRI Hyperspectral Infrared Imager POES Polar Operational Environmental Satellite IEM Integrated Ecosystem Model IGOS Integrated Global Observing QPE Quantitative Precipitation Estimate Strategy InSAR Interferometric Synthetic Aperture RF Radio Frequency Radar RGB Red/Green/Blue IR Infrared SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration SCA Snow-Covered Area Agency SIR-C/X-SAR Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar LAI Leaf Area Index SMAP Soil Moisture Active/Passive LiDAR Light Detection and Ranging Snotel Snowpack Telemetry LST Land Surface Temperature SNPP Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership MABEL Multiple Altimeter Beam SPOT Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Experimental LiDAR Terre MERRA Modern Era-Retrospective Analysis SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for Research and Applications SSM Surface Soil Moisture MLA Mercury Laser Altimeter SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging SWE Snow Water Equivalent Spectroradiometer SWOT Surface Water Ocean Topography NARR North American Regional Reanalysis TIR Thermal Infrared NASA National Aeronautics and Space TWS Terrestrial Water Storage Administration NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Index UAVSAR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Synthetic NGEE Next Generation Ecosystem Aperture Radar Experiments UHF Ultra High Frequency NIR Near Infrared USGS U.S. Geological Survey OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory VHF Very High Frequency OIB Operation IceBridge VIS-IR Visible Infrared VLF Very Low Frequency PALSAR Phased Array L-band Synthetic VSWIR Visible Shortwave Infrared Aperture Radar WMO World Meteorological Organization

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