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A


A Ampere
AAM Atmospheric Angular Momentum
AAOE Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment
AASE Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition
AATSR Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
A3RI Antarctic Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Institute
ABBA Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
ABI Advanced Baseline Imager (GOES)
ABLE Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment
ABS Advanced Baseline Sounder
ac or AC alternating current
ACARS Aeronautical Radio, Inc. Communication and Recording System
ACC Atlantic Climate Change
ACE Aerosol Characterization Experiment
ACIS ACademic Information Services (IBM)
ACRIM Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (EOS
ACR Active Cavity Radiometer
ACRIM Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
ACSYS Arctic Climate System Study
ACMSU Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Support Unit
ACSOE Atmospheric Chemistry Studies in the Oceanic Environment
ADAAC Affiliated Distributed Active Archive Center
ADALT Advanced Radar Altimeter
ADC Astronomical Data Center
ADC Atlantic Data Coverage (Meteosat)
ADC Affiliated Data Center
ADCLS Advanced Data Collection and Location System
ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Japan)

ADPE Automatic Data Processing Equipment
ADOM Acid Deposition and Oxidant Model
ADR Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator
AE Atmosphere Explorer
AEA Atomic Energy Authority (UK)
AER Atmospheric and Environmental Research
AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
AERONOX Impact of NOx Emissions from Aircraft upon the Atmosphere
AES Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
AESA Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft
AF Air Force
AFB Air Force Base
AFG Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
AFOS Automation of Field Operations and Services (NWS)
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFES Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study
AGFS Aviation Gridded Forecast System
AGL Above Ground Level
AGO Automated Geophysical Observatories
AGU American Geophysical Union
AGWP Absolute Global Warming Potential
AHSRL Arctic High Spectral Resolution Lidar
AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
AIS Airborne Imaging Spectrometer
AJ Astronomical Journal
a.k.a. also known as
AL Aeronomy Laboratory (NOAA, US)
ALE/GAGE Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment/Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment
ALERT Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time
ALEXI Atmospheric Land EXchange Inversion (CIMSS)
ALPEX ALPine EXperiment
ALSPP Atmospheric and Land Surface Processes Project
ALT ALTimeter
ALPTRAC High Alpine Aerosol and Snow Chemistry Study (EUROTRAC)
AMANDA Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array
AMI Active Microwave Instrument
AMIP Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project
AMRIR Advanced Medium Resolution Imaging Radiometer
AMPS Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System
AMRIR Advanced Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
AMS American Meteorological Society
AMSAS AOA Meteorological Satellite Analysis System
AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS
AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (EOS)
AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
AMTS Advanced Moisture and Temperature Sounder
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
AO Announcement of Opportunity
AOA Airborne Optical Adjunct
AO&SS Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (building)
AOIPS Atmospheric and Oceanographic Information Processing System
AOL Airborne Oceanographic Lidar
AOT Aerosol Optical Thickness
AP Anomalous Propagation
APAFO Advanced Particles and Fields Observer
APAR Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation
APP AVHRR Polar Pathfinder
APT Automatic Picture Transmission
APU Auxiliary Power Unit
ARA Appletalk Remote Access
ARC Arctic Radiation and Chemistry experiment
ARC Ames Research Center
APE Airborne Polar Experiment
ARGOS+ Argos Data Collection and Location System (France)
ARISTOTELES Applications and Research Involving Space Technologies
Observing the Earth's Field from a Low Earth Orbiting Satellite
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (DOE)
ARPS Advanced Regional Prediction System
ARSLOE Atlantic Remote Sensing Land/Ocean Experiment
A-SAR Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
A-SCAT Advanced Scatterometer
ASA Academic Staff Assembly
ASA Antarctic Support Associates
ASADA Automated Smoke/Aerosol Detection Algorithm
ASCII American Standards Committee for Information Interchange
ASE Air-Sea Exchange experiment (EUROTRAC)
ASF Alaskan SAR Facility
ASHOE Airborne Southern Hemisphere Ozone Experiment
ASI Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
ASR Airport Surveillance Radar
ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer
ASTEX Atlantic STratus EXperiment
AT&T American Telephone & Telegraph
ATLAS Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science
ATLID Atmospheric Lidar
ATM Atmospheric Transport Model
ATMOS Atmospheric Trace Molecules observed by Spectroscopy
ATS Applications Technology Satellite
ATSR Along Track Scanning Radiometer
AU Astronomical Unit
AURA Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
AURIO Auroral Imaging Observatory
AVCS Advanced Vidicon Camera System
AVHRR Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer
AVHRR GAC AVHRR Global Area Coverage
AVHRR LAC AVHRR Local Area Coverage
AVIRIS Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
AVNIR Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer
AWI Alfred Wegener Institute
AWIPS-90 Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the 90's
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A = Ampere
AAM = Atmospheric Angular Momentum
AAOE = Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment
AASE = Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition
AATSR = Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
A3RI = Antarctic Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Institute
ABBA = Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
ABI = Advanced Baseline Imager (GOES)
ABLE = Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment
ABS = Advanced Baseline Sounder
ac or AC = alternating current
ACARS = Aeronautical Radio, Inc. Communication and Recording System
ACC = Atlantic Climate Change
ACE = Aerosol Characterization Experiment
ACIS = ACademic Information Services (IBM)
ACRIM = Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (EOS
ACR = Active Cavity Radiometer
ACRIM = Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
ACSYS = Arctic Climate System Study
ACMSU = Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Support Unit
ACSOE = Atmospheric Chemistry Studies in the Oceanic Environment
ADAAC = Affiliated Distributed Active Archive Center
ADALT = Advanced Radar Altimeter
ADC = Astronomical Data Center
ADC = Atlantic Data Coverage (Meteosat)
ADC = Affiliated Data Center
ADCLS = Advanced Data Collection and Location System
ADEOS = Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Japan)
ADPE = Automatic Data Processing Equipment
ADOM = Acid Deposition and Oxidant Model
ADR = Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator
AE = Atmosphere Explorer
AEA = Atomic Energy Authority (UK)
AER = Atmospheric and Environmental Research
AERI = Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
AERONOX = Impact of NOx Emissions from Aircraft upon the Atmosphere
AES = Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
AESA = Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft
AF = Air Force
AFB = Air Force Base
AFG = Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
AFOS = Automation of Field Operations and Services (NWS)
AFOSR = Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFES = Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study
AGFS = Aviation Gridded Forecast System
AGL = Above Ground Level
AGO = Automated Geophysical Observatories
AGU = American Geophysical Union
AGWP = Absolute Global Warming Potential
AHSRL = Arctic High Spectral Resolution Lidar
AIRS = Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
AIS = Airborne Imaging Spectrometer
AJ = Astronomical Journal
a.k.a. = also known as
AL = Aeronomy Laboratory (NOAA, US)
ALE/GAGE = Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment/Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment
ALERT = Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time
ALEXI = Atmospheric Land EXchange Inversion (CIMSS)
ALPEX = ALPine EXperiment
ALSPP = Atmospheric and Land Surface Processes Project
ALT = ALTimeter
ALPTRAC = High Alpine Aerosol and Snow Chemistry Study (EUROTRAC)
AMANDA = Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array
AMI = Active Microwave Instrument
AMIP = Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project
AMRIR = Advanced Medium Resolution Imaging Radiometer
AMPS = Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System
AMRIR = Advanced Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
AMS = American Meteorological Society
AMSAS = AOA Meteorological Satellite Analysis System
AMSR-E = Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS
AMSU = Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (EOS)
AMSR = Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
AMSU-A = Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
AMTS = Advanced Moisture and Temperature Sounder
ANL = Argonne National Laboratory
AO = Announcement of Opportunity
AOA = Airborne Optical Adjunct
AO&SS = Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (building)
AOIPS = Atmospheric and Oceanographic Information Processing System
AOL = Airborne Oceanographic Lidar
AOT = Aerosol Optical Thickness
AP = Anomalous Propagation
APAFO = Advanced Particles and Fields Observer
APAR = Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation
APP = AVHRR Polar Pathfinder
APT = Automatic Picture Transmission
APU = Auxiliary Power Unit
ARA = Appletalk Remote Access
ARC = Arctic Radiation and Chemistry experiment
ARC = Ames Research Center
APE = Airborne Polar Experiment
ARGOS+ = Argos Data Collection and Location System (France)
ARISTOTELES = Applications and Research Involving Space Technologies
Observing the Earth's Field from a Low Earth Orbiting Satellite
ARM = Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (DOE)
ARPS = Advanced Regional Prediction System
ARSLOE = Atlantic Remote Sensing Land/Ocean Experiment
A-SAR = Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
A-SCAT = Advanced Scatterometer
ASA = Academic Staff Assembly
ASA = Antarctic Support Associates
ASADA = Automated Smoke/Aerosol Detection Algorithm
ASCII = American Standards Committee for Information Interchange
ASE = Air-Sea Exchange experiment (EUROTRAC)
ASF = Alaskan SAR Facility
ASHOE = Airborne Southern Hemisphere Ozone Experiment
ASI = Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
ASR = Airport Surveillance Radar
ASTER = Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer
ASTEX = Atlantic STratus EXperiment
AT&T = American Telephone & Telegraph
ATLAS = Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science
ATLID = Atmospheric Lidar
ATM = Atmospheric Transport Model
ATMOS = Atmospheric Trace Molecules observed by Spectroscopy
ATS = Applications Technology Satellite
ATSR = Along Track Scanning Radiometer
AU = Astronomical Unit
AURA = Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
AURIO = Auroral Imaging Observatory
AVCS = Advanced Vidicon Camera System
AVHRR = Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer
AVHRR = GAC AVHRR Global Area Coverage
AVHRR LAC = AVHRR Local Area Coverage
AVIRIS = Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
AVNIR = Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer
AWI = Alfred Wegener Institute
AWIPS-90 = Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the 90's
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BAS = British Antarctic Survey
BADC = British Atmospheric Data Centre
BAHC = Biosphere Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle (IGBP programme)
BAPMoN = Background Air Pollution Monitoring Network (WMO)
BASE-A = Biomass burning Airborne and Spaceborne Experiment-Amazonia
baud = one bit per second
BBS = Bulletin Board System
BBXRT = Broad Band X-Ray Telescope
BCS = Broadband Cable System (UW)
BEF = Bromine Efficiency Factor
BIATEX = Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange of Pollutants (EUROTRAC)
BIBEX = Biomass Burning Experiment (IGAC programme)
BISA = Belgium Institute for Space Aeronomy (Belgium)
bit = binary digit
BITNET = Because It’s Time NETwork
BLCMD = BiLevel CoMmanD (DXS)
BLIS = Boundary Layer Instrumentation System
BMFT = Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (Germany)
BNSC = British National Space Centre
BODC = British Oceanographic Data Centre
BOREAS = Boreal Ecosystem - Atmosphere Study
BNL = Brookhaven National Laboratory
BrO = bromine monoxide
bpi = bits per inch
bps or BPS = bits per second
BTD = brightness temperature difference
BTW = By The Way (e-mail)
BUFR = Binary Universal FoRm
BUV = Backscattered UltraViolet
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C = Celsius, centigrade
Cal/Val = Calibration/Validation
CAC = Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry (York, Canada)
CACGP = Commission of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (IAMAP)
CAD = Computer Aided Design
CALS = College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (UW–Madison)
CAMEX = Convection and Moisture Experiment
CAMS = Calibrated Airborne Multispectral Scanner
CaPE = Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment (STORM)
CAPE = Convective Available Potential Energy
CAPPI = Constant Altitude Plan Position Indicator
CAPS = Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms
CARA = Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
CART = Cloud And Radiation Testbed (DOE/ARM)
CAS = Centre for Atmospheric Science (Cambridge, UK)
CASPR = Cloud and Surface Parameter Retrieval
CAT = Carbon Dioxide Absorption Technique
CCD = Charge-Coupled Device
CCLRC = Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (UK)
CCM = Community Climate Model
ccn = cloud condensation nucleus
CCRS = Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
CCT = Computer Compatible Tape
CD = Compact Disc
CD-ROM = Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CDCR = Conceptual Design and Cost Review
CDF = Common Data Format
CDIAC = Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Cente
CDOS = Customer Data and Operations System
CD-ROM = Compact Disc - Read Only Memory
CEC = Commission of the European Communities
CEES = Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences
CEO = Centre for Earth Observation
CEOS = Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CERES =Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System
CET = Central England Temperature
CFC = ChloroFluoroCarbon
CFTC = Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CFC-11 = CCl3F, trichlorofluoromethane, Freon-11
CFC-12 = CCl2F2, dichlorodifluoromethane, Freon-12
CFCs = chlorofluorocarbons
CGAM = Centre for Global Atmospheric Modelling
CG = Center of Gravity (DXS)
CGC = Climate and Global Change
CGCP = Canadian Global Change Program
CGI = Common Gateway Interface (Internet)
CGM = Computer Graphics Metafile
CH3Cl = methyl chloride
CH4 = methane
CHAMEX = Cloud Height And Motion EXperiment
CHAMMP = Computer Hardware, Advanced Mathematics and Model Physics
CIAP = Climatic Impact Assessment Program
CIASTA = Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications
CICA = Center for Innovative Computer Applications
CICS = Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (U.Maryland)
CIDC = Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection
CIESIN = Consortium for International Earth Science Information Networks
CIMSS = Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CIRA = COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere
CIRES = Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (US)
CIRRUS = Cloud InfraRed Radiometer for UnESS
CIRTL = Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
CIT = California Institute of Technology
CITA = Center for IT Accommodation (GSA)
CITE = Cargo Integration and Test Equipment (DXS)
CITE = Chemical Instrument Test and Evaluation (NASA GTE)
CLASS = Cross-chain Loran Atmospheric Sounding System
CLAVR = Clouds from AVHRR
CLAES = Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer
CLIVAR = Climate Variability and Predictability
CLP = Chlorine Loading Potential
ClO = chlorine monoxide
ClONO2,CINO3 = chlorine nitrate
CLRC = Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (UK)
CLS = Cloud Lidar System
CMA = China Meteorological Administration
CMAP = Climate Modeling, Analysis and Prediction Program
cm = centimetre
CMDL = Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory
CMS = Configuration Management System
CNA = Comisión Nacional del Agua (Mexico)
CNES = Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
CNR = Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
CNRM = Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques(France)
CNRS = Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
COADS = Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set
COAPEC = Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and European Climate
CO = carbon monoxide
CO2 = carbon dioxide
Co-I = Co-Investigator
COADS = Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Dataset
COARE = Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Research Experiment (TOGA)
CODAR = COrrelation Detection And Ranging
COHMEX = COoperative Huntsville Meteorological EXperiment
Co-I = CoInvestigator
COMET = Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology Education and Training (NOAA and UCAR)
COMSAT = COMmunications SATellite
CONUS = CONtinental (or CONterminus) United States
COSPAR = Committee On SPAce Research
COSTAR = Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement
COTS = Commercial Off-The-Shelf
COSPAR = Committee on Space Research
CPC = Climate Prediction Center
cpi = characters per inch
CPL = Cloud Physics Lidar
CPR = CardioPulmonary Resuscitation
CPSC = Consumer Product Safety Commission
CREST = Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (Puerto Rico)
CrIS = Cross-track Infrared Sounder
CrO2 = Chromium Oxide
CRU = Climate Research Unit (East Anglia)
CRYSYS = Cryospheric System
CRT = Cathode Ray Tube
CS = Computer Science
CSA = Canadian Space Agency
CS&S = Computer Sciences and Statistics (UW-MSN)
CSA = Canadian Space Agency
CSEPA = Chinese State Environment Protection Agency (China)
CSES = Center for the Study of Earth from Space (Univ of Colorado)
CSIRO = Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
CSI = Coastal Studies Institute (LSU)
CSIRO = Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
CSIS = Centralized Storm Information System
CSM = Comprehensive System Model
CSMP = Climate System Modeling Project
CSREES = Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
CST = Central Standard Time
CST = Convective-Stratiform Technique
CSU = Colorado State University (Ft. Collins)
CTD = Conductivity-Temperature-Depth
CTM = Chemical Transport Model
CTP = Cloud-Top Pressure
CTS = Committee on Teaching of Science
CU = University of Colorado
CVS = Concurrent Versions System
CWB = Central Weather Bureau (Taiwan)
CZCS = Coastal Zone Color Scanner
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DAAC—Distributed Active Archive Center
DADS— Data Archive and Distribution System
DAMTP— Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Cambridge)
DAO—Data Assimilation Office (NASA)
DARPA—Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DASD—Direct Access Storage Device
DAT—Digital Audio Tape
DC—Detector Controller (DXS)
dc—direct current
DCP— Data Collection Platform
DCS—Data Collection System (NOAA polar orbiting satellites)
DDE—Distributive Data Environment (McIDAS)
DDS—Domestic Data Service (NWS)
DE—Detector Electronics (DXS)
DEC—Digital Equipment Corporation
DESY—Deutsches Elektronen-SYnchrotron
DFAD—Digital Feature Analysis Data
DFRC—Dryden Flight Research Center
DGVM—Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (GAIM)
DIAL —Differential Absorption Lidar
DIFAX—DIgital FAcsimile map
DILHR—Department of Industry, Labor & Human Relations
DIS—Data and Information System
disc—optical media (CDs)
DISEL—Diseno e Ingenieria de Systemas Electronicos
disk—magnetic media (floppies)
DIU—Detector Interface Unit (DXS)
DLESE—The Digital Library for Earth System Education
DLL (or .dll)—Dynamic Link Libraries
DLR— Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Luft-und Raumfahrt (Germany)
DLS— Dynamic Limb Sounder
DMA—Defense Mapping Agency
DMAP—Digital MAPping, charting and geodesy analysis program (USN)
DMIC—Deputy Meteorologist-In-Charge (NWS)
DMS—DiMethylSulphide
DMSP—Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (USAF)
DNAG—Decade of North American Geology
DNR—Department of Natural Resources
DNS—Domain Name System
DOA—Department of Administration (U.S.)
DOC—Department of Commerce (U.S.)
DOD—Department of Defense (U.S.)
DODS—Distributed Ocean Data System
DOE—Department of Energy (U.S.)
DOI—Department of the Interior (U.S.)
DoIT—Department of Information Technology (UW-MSN)
DOJ—Department of Justice (U.S.)
DOL—Department of Labor (U.S.)
DORIS—Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (EOS)
DOS—Department of State (U.S.)
DOS—Disk Operating System
DOT—Department of Transportation (U.S.)
DoY— Day of Year
(D)PR —Dual Precipitation Radar
DPI—Department of Public Instruction
DPI—Derived Product Imagery
DPS—Detector Power Supply
DPS—Division of Planetary Science
DPSS—Data Processing Services Subsystem
DRIBU—DRIfting BUoy data
DRS —Data Relay Satellite
DSB —Direct Sounding Broadcast
DSN —Deep Space Network
DS2—Second Dark Spot (Neptune)
DSDP—Deep Sea Drilling Project
DSP—Digital Signal Processing
DST—Data Systems Test
DTE—Data Terminal Equipment
DTED—Digital Terrain Elevation Data
DU— Dobson Unit
DWS— Doppler Wind Sensor
DXS—Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer
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E&CE—Electrical and Computer Engineering
EAA—Experimental Aircraft Association
EADS—Engineering and Data Analysis System
EarthKAM—Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle-schoolers
EASOE— European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment
E-LIDAR— Experimental Lidar
EBCDIC—Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ECA—Effective Cloud Amount
ECB—Educational Communications Board
EC —European Commission
ECC —electrochemical concentration cell
ECMWF—European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
ECOSOC—ECOnomic and SOcial Council (UN)
ECS— EOSDIS Core System
ED—Department of Education (U.S.)
EDAS—Eta Data Assimilation System
EDC—EROS Data Center
EESC— equivalent effective stratospheric chlorine
EGA—Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EGSE—Electrical Ground Support Equipment
EHWD—Enhanced Hot Water Drill
EIA—Electronic Industries Association
EM—ElectroMagnetic
e-mail or email—electronic mail
EMC—ElectroMagnetic Compatibility
EMC—Environmental Modeling Center (NWS Center)
EMEX— Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment
EMI—ElectroMagnetic Interference
EMT—Emergency Medical Technician
ENSO—El Niño/Southern Oscillation
ENVISAT— Environmental Satellite
EOF— Empirical Orthogonal Function
EOS—Earth Observing System
EOSDIS—Earth Observing System Data and Information System
EOSP—Earth Observing Scanner Polarimeter
EPA—Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
EPS—European Polar Satellite
ER-2—Earth Resources (plane), #2 (NASA)
ERA—Employee Reimbursement Account
ERBE—Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
ERBS—Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
ERICA—Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic
ERL—Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA)
EROS—Earth Resources Observing System
ERS—ESA Remote Sensing satellite
ERSAF—Environment Remote Sensing Analysis Facility
ERSC—Environmental Remote Sensing Center (IES)
ESA—European Space Agency
ESDD—Earth Science Data Directory
ESE—Earth Science Enterprise (NASA)
ESMR—Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer
ESOC—European Satellite Operations Center
ESSA—Environmental Science Services Administration (preceded NOAA)
ESSP—Earth System Science Pathfinder Mission (ESSP)
ESTEC—European Space TEchnical Center
ETAC—Environmental Technical Applications Center (USAF)
EUMETSAT—EUropean organization for the exploitation of METeorological SATellites
EVA—Extra Vehicular Activity
EXPORT— European eXport of Precursors and Ozone by long-Range Transport
EXPRESSO— Experiment for Regional Sources and Sinks of Oxidants

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FASTEX Fronts and Atlantic Storm-Track EXperiment
FDH fixed dynamical heating
FIFE First ISLSCP Field Experiment
FIRE First ISCCP Regional Experiment
FIRETRACC Firn Record of Trace Gases Relevant to Atmospheric Chemical Change
FNRS Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium)
FOT Flight Operations Team
FOV Field of View
FTIR fourier transform infrared spectrometer
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FY Fiscal Year
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GAC Global Area Coverage
GAIM Global Analysis, Interpretation and Modeling
GARP Global Atmospheric Research Program
Gbps gigabits per second
GCC Global Change Category
GCE Ground-base Cloud Experiment (EUROTRAC)
GCDIS Global Change Data and Information System
GCM General Circulation Model
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GCRP Global Change Research Program
GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program of the IGBP
GEDEX Greenhouse Effect Detection Experiment
GEMS Global Environmental Monitoring System
Geosat Geodesy Satellite (Navy)
GERB Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
GEWEX Global Energy and Water cycle Experiment
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA US)
Gflops Billions of Floating Point Instructions per Second
GGI GPS Geoscience Instrument
GGS Global Geospace Science
GHz gigahertz
GIMMS Global Inventory Modeling and Monitoring Study
GIS Geographic Information System
GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GISST Global sea Ice Coverage and Sea Surface Temperature
GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (formerly GLRS-A)
GLI Global Imager
GLOMAC Global Modelling of Atmospheric Chemistry (EUROTRAC)
GLOSS Global Sea Level Observing System
GLRS-A Geoscience Laser Ranging System-Altimeter (see GLAS)
GLRS-R Geoscience Laser Ranging System-Ranger
GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
GMSLP Global Mean Sea Level Pressure
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GENEMIS Generation of European Emission Data (EUROTRAC)
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GOMOS Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars
GOMR Global Ozone Monitoring Radiometer
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System (ICSU/IOC-UNESCO/WMO)
GOS Geomagnetic Observing System
GOSTA Global Ocean Surface Temperature Atlas
GPC Global Processing Center
GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project
GPS Global Positioning System
GPSDR Global Positioning System Demonstration Receiver
GRID Global Resource Information Database (UNEP)
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GTE Global Tropospheric Experiment
GTCE Global Tropospheric Chemistry Experiment
GTS Global Telecommunications System
GUI Graphical User Interface
GWP Global Warming Potential
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H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
HadCM Hadley Center Model
HadRT Hadley Center Radiosonde temperature
HALOE Halogen Occultation Experiment
HALLIP Heterogeneous and Liquid Phase Processes (EUROTRAC)
HAPEX Hydrological Atmospheric Pilot Experiment
HBr hydrogen bromide
HCHO, CH2O formaldehyde
HCFCs Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
HCl hydrogen chloride
HCMM/AEM-1 Heat Capacity Mapping Mission/Applications Explorer Mission
HCN hydrogen cyanide
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HDP Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (ISSC programme)
HF hydrogen fluoride
HFC hydrofluorocarbon
HIMSS High-Resolution Microwave Spectrometer Sounder (replaced by
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HIRDLS High-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder
HIRLAM High Resolution Limited Area Model
HIRIS High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
HIRS High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
HIS High Resolution Interferometer Sounder
HMMR High-Resolution Multifrequency Microwave Radiometer
HNO3 nitric acid
HOx odd hydrogen (OH, HO2, H2O2)
HOCl hypochlorous acid
HRDI High Resolution Doppler Imager
HROI High Resolution Optical Instrument
HRPT High Resolution Picture Transmission (e.g., from the AVHRR)
HRV High Resolution Video (SPOT)
HYREX Hydrological Radar Experiment
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IAU International Astronomical Union
ICAIR International Centre for Antarctic Information and Research
ICC Instrument Control Center
ICE International Cometary Explorer
ICF Instrument Control Facility
ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions
ICWG International Coordination Working Group
IDS Interdisciplinary Science
IEA International Energy Agency
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEOS International Earth Observing System
IFS Integrated Forecast System
IFOV Instantaneous Field of View
IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program of the IGBP
IGAP International Global Aerosol Program
IGBP International Geosphere - Biosphere Programme
II Interdisciplinary Investigator
ILAS Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer
IMAU Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht
IMB Investigator of Micro-Biosphere
IMG Interferometric Monitor of Greenhouse Gases
IMS Information Management System
INPA Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (Brazil)
INPE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
INRA Institut National de Recherche Agronomiques (France)
INSA Institut National des Sciences Appliques (France)
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IOTP International Ozone Trands Panel
IPAR Intercepted Photosynthetically Active Radiation
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPEI Ionospheric Plasma and Electrodynamics Instrument
IPOC International Partner Operations Center
IR Infrared
IRIS Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer
IRTS Infrared Temperature Sounder
ISAMS Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder
ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (Japan)
ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
ISEE International Sun-Earth Explorer
ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project
ISSC International Social Science Council
IST Instrument Support Terminal
ISTP International Solar Terrestrial Physics
ISY International Space Year (1992)
ITCZ Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
ITE Institute for Terrestrial Ecology
ITIR Infrared Thermal Imaging Radiometer (renamed ASTER)
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
IV&V Independent Verification and Validation
IWG Investigators Working Group
IWGDMGC Interagency Working Group on Data Management for Global Change
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