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Appendix C: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Pages 46-48

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... C Acronyms and Abbreviations 2D two dimensional 3D three dimensional AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit AMV atmospheric motion vector AOS Atmosphere Observing System ASI Italian Space Agency ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System CESAS Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space CLARREO Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory COWVR Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer CPR Cloud Profiling Radar DIAL differential absorption lidar DO Designated Observable ECOSTRESS Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station EMIT Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation EOS Earth Observing System ERB Earth's radiation budget ESA European Space Agency ESAS Earth science and applications from space ESD Earth Science Division ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder Program EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites EV Earth Venture EV-C Earth Venture Continuity EV-I Earth Venture Instrument EV-M Earth Venture Mission EV-S Earth Venture Suborbital FY fiscal year GCOM-W1 Global Change Observation Mission-Water GEDI Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation 46
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... GEO geostationary Earth orbit GeoCARB Geostationary Carbon Cycle observatory GHG greenhouse gas GLIMR Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer GNSS-R Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites GOSAT Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite GPM Global Precipitation Measurement GPS Global Positioning System GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment GRACE FO GRACE-Follow-On GSD HIRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder ICESat-2 Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite IIR Imaging Infrared Radiometer InSAR Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar IR infrared ISAM In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing ISRO Indian Space Research Organization ISS International Space Station JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency LAI leaf area index LEO low Earth orbit MISR Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MLS Microwave Limb Sounder MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NIR near infrared NISAR NASA-ISRO SAR NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NWP numerical weather prediction OCO-2 Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 OCO-3 Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument PBL Planetary Boundary Layer PRISMA Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission QuikScat Quick Scatterometer SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar SBG Surface Biology and Geology SmallSat Small Satellite SMMR Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer 47
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... SNOOPI Signals of Opportunity P-band Investigation SSO Sun-synchronous orbit STV surface topography and vegetation SWE snow water equivalent SWIR shortwave infrared SWOT Surface Water and Ocean Topography TEMPO Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollutants TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer TIR thermal infrared TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission TSIS Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor USGS U.S. Geological Survey UV ultraviolet Vis visible VISSR Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer VNIR visible and near infrared VSWIR visible and short-wave infrared WaCM Winds and Currents Mission 48

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