Atmospheres 2004 Technical Highlights: Section 7 Acronyms

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3S Sun-Sky-Surface photometer


ACE-Asia Aerosol Characterization Experiment–Asia
ACMAP Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program
ACS American Chemical Society
ADEOS Advanced Earth Observation Satellite
AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network
AETD Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate
AFWEX ARM-FIRE Water Vapor Experiment
AI Aerosol Index
AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
AL Aerosol Lidar
AMS American Meteorological Society
AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
AMSR-E AMSR Earth Observing System (EOS)
AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (Program)
ARM CART ARM Cloud and Radiation Test Bed
AROTAL Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar
ARREX Aerosol Recirculation and Rainfall Experiment
AT Lidar Aerosol and Temperature Lidar
ATMS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
AVE Aura Validation Experiment
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AVIRIS Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
AWEX-G AIRS Water Vapor Experiment–Ground


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BASE-ASIA Biomass-burning Aerosols in South East-Asia: Smoke Impact Assessment
Brewer UV Brewer Ultraviolet Spectrometer
BUV Backscatter Ultraviolet


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CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CAMEX Convection And Moisture EXperiment
CCAST Cooperative Center for Atmospheric Science and Technology
CCD Convective Cloud Differential
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEAS Center for Earth–Atmosphere Studies
CERES Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System
CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons
CHINA-TEA Climate and Health Impacts in North/east Asia–Tropospheric Experiment on Aerosols
CHyMERA Compact Hyperspectral Mapper for Environmental Remote Sensing Applications
CIFAR Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Research
CIMSS Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies
CLAMS Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites
CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability Programme
CNES Centre Nationale d’Etude Spatiales
Co-I Co-Investigator
COMMIT Chemical, Optical, and Microphysical Measurements of In situ Troposphere
CONTOUR Comet Nucleus Tour
COVIR Compact Visible and Infrared Radiometer
CPL Cloud Physics Lidar
CrIS Crosstrack Infrared Sounder
CRS Cloud Radar System
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization
CSTEA Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Atmospheres
CTM Chemical Transport Model


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DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center
DAO Data Assimilation Office
DAS Data Assimilation System
DDF Director’s Discretionary Fund
DIAL DIfferential Absorption Lidar
DISS Distributed Image Spreadsheet
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DOI Digital Object Identifiers
DSCOVR Deep Space Climate Observatory Project (formerly Triana)
DWP Doppler Wind Lidar


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ECS EOSDIS Core System
ECSO Executive Committee for Science Outreach
EDOP ER-2 Doppler Radar
EDR Environmental Data Record
EMC NCEP’s Environmental Modeling Center
ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation
ENVISAT Environmental Satellite
EO3 Earth Observing 3 mission called GIFTS
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPIC Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
EP-TOMS Earth Probe TOMS
ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
ERBE TOA Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Top-Of-Atmosphere
ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
ESA European Space Agency
ESE Earth Science Enterprise
ESPI ENSO Precipitation Index
ESSIC Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder
ESTO Earth Science Technology Office
ESTO/ACT Earth Science Technology Office/Advanced Component Technologies
E-Theater Electronic Theater


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FFPA filter/focal plane array
FvDAS Finite volume data assimilation system
FvGCM Finite volume GCM


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GADS Global Aircraft Data Set
GATE GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment
GCE Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model
GCM General Circulation Model
GCMS Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer
GEOS Goddard Earth Observing System
GeoSpec Geostationary Spectrograph
GEST Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
GIFTS Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
GIS Geographical Information Systems
GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GLOW Goddard Lidar Observatory for Winds
GMAO Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
GMI Global Modeling Initiative
GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
GOCART Global Ozone Chemistry Aerosol Radiation Transport
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GoHFAS Goddard Howard University Fellowship in Atmospheric Sciences
GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project
GPM Global Precipitation Measurement
GPS Global Positioning Satellite
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GSRP Graduate Student Researchers Program
GSWP Global Soil Wetness Project
GTE Global Tropospheric Experiment
GV Ground Validation
GVP Ground Validation Program
GWEC Global Water and Energy Cycle


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HARGLO-2 Intercomparison of Wind Profile Systems experiment involving the HARLIE and GLOW instruments
HARLIE Holographic Airborne Rotating Lidar Instrument Experiment
HBCUs Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HDTV High Definition TV
HIRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder
HIRS High Resolution Infrared Sounder
HOTS Holographic Optical Telescope and Scanner
HSB Humidity Sounder Brazil
HU Howard University
HUPAS Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences


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I3RC Intercomparison of 3D Radiation Codes
IAMAS International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
ICESat Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite
IGS Internal Government Studies
IHOP International H20 Project
IIP Instrument Incubator Program
INDOEX Indian Ocean Experiment
INPE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Institute for Space Research)
INSAT India’s Geosynchronous Satellite
IORD Integrated Operational Requirements Document
IPCC International Panel on Climatic Change
IPO Integrated Program Office
IR Infrared
IRAD Independent Research and Development
ISAS Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science
ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project
ISIR Infrared Spectral Imaging Radiometer
ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone


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JARG Joint Agency Requirements Group
JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JCET Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
JCOSS Joint Center for Observation System Science
JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
JHU/APL Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
JIESIC Joint Interdisciplinary Earth Science Information Center (with George Mason University)
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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KILT Kiritimati Island Lidar Trailer
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute


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L2-SVIP Lagrange-2 Solar Viewing Interferometer Prototype
LaRC Langley Research Center
LAS Leonardo Airborne Simulator
LASAL Large Aperture Scanning Airborne Lidar
LORE Limb Ozone Retrieval Experiment
LRR Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer


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MBA Microbolometer Array
MBL Marine Boundary Layer
MEIDEX Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment
MEMS Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems
Metop future European POES satellites
MISR Multi-Angle Imaging Spectroradiometer
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MLS Microwave Limb Sounder
MM5 Mesoscale Model 5
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MOPITT Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere
MPI Message Passing Interface
MPL Micro-Pulse Lidar
MPLNET Micro-Pulse Lidar Network
MSU Microwave Sounding Unit
MTR Management Technical Review


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NAS NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDA National Space Development Agency
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCCS NASA Center for Computational Sciences
NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction
NDSC Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service
NGI Next Generation Internet
NGIMS Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIIEM Russian Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanics
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMNH National Museum of Natural History
NMS Neutral Mass Spectrometer
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA CMDL NOAA Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory
NPOESS National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System
NPOL NASA Polarimetric Radar
NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project
NRC National Research Council
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NSCAT NASA Scatterometer
NSF National Science Foundation
NSIPP NASA Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project
NTSC National Television Standards Committee
NWS National Weather Service


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OAT Operation Algorithm Team
OGO Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
OLR Outgoing Longwave Radiation
OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument
OMPS Ozone Mapper and Profiler System
OSE Observing System Experiment
OSIRIS ODIN Spectrometer and IR Imager System
OSSE Observing System Simulation Experiment


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PACJET Pacific Landfalling Jets Experiment
PAVE Polar Aura Validation Experiment
PBL Planetary Boundary Layer
PI Principal Investigator
PICASSO-CENA Pathfinder Instruments for Cloud and Aerosol Spaceborne Observations—Climatologie Etendue des Nuages et des Aerosols
PLACE Parameterization for Land Atmosphere Cloud Exchange
POAM Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement
POES Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite
PR Precipitation Radar
PRESTORM Oklahoma–Kansas Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM–Central
PRiDE Puerto Rico Dust Experiment
PSAS Physical-space Statistical Analysis System
PSC Polar Stratospheric Clouds


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QEM Quality Education for Minorities
QuikSCAT (NASA’s) Quick Scatterometer satellite


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RASL Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar
RCDF Radiometric Calibration and Development Facility
RDAS Retrospective Data Assimilation System
RTOP Research and Technology Objectives and Plans
RTOVS Revised TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder


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SACZ South Atlantic Convergence Zone
SAFARI Southern Africa Fire-Atmosphere Research Initiative
SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment
SBIR Small Business Innovative Research
SBUV Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
SBUV/2 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet/version 2
SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography
SCO Stratospheric Column Ozone
SCSMEX South China Sea Monsoon Experiment
SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
SHADOZ Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes
SHARP Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program
SIMBIOS Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies
SLAM Small Lidar Advanced Measurement
SLP Sea Level Pressure
SMART Surface-sensing Measurements for Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
SMiR Scanning Microwave Radiometer
SO Southern Oscillation
SOARS Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Studies
SOLSE/LORE Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment/Limb Ozone Retrieval Experiment
SOLVE SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment
SORCE SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment
SPANDAR Space Range Radar, Wallops Island, VA
SPCZ South Pacific Convergence Zone
SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
SPRL Space Physics Research Laboratory
SRL Scanning Raman Lidar
SRT Sounder Research Team
SSBUV Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
SSE Space Science Enterprise
SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager
SST sea surface temperature
SSU Spectral Sensor Unit
STAAC Systems, Technology, and Advanced Concepts Directorate
STROZ LITE Stratospheric Ozone Lidar Trailer Experiment
STS Space Transportation System
SVIP Solar Viewing Interferometer Prototype
SVS Scientific Visualization Studio


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TCO Tropospheric Column Ozone
TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
THOR cloud THickness from Offbeam Returns
THORPEX THe Observing-system Research and Predictability Experiment
TIMED Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics
TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite
TMI TRMM Microwave Imager
TOGA-COARE Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere–Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
TOPEX Topography Experiment
TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
TPW Total Precipitable Water
TRACE-P TRAnsport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific
TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
TRMM KWAJEX TRMM Kwajalein Experiment
TRMM LBA TRMM Large Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia
TSI Total Solar Irradiance
TSVO TRMM Satellite Validation Office


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UAE2 United Arab Emirates Unified Aerosol Experiment
UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UHI Urban Heat Island
UMBC University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMCP University of Maryland, College Park
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
URF University Research Foundation
USRA Universities Space Research Association
USWRP U.S. Weather Research Program
UV Ultraviolet
UV-B Ultraviolet-B radiation


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VAL Visualization Analysis Laboratory
VINTERSOL Validation of International Satellites and study of Ozone Loss
VSEP Visiting Student Enrichment Program


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WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WMO/UNEP WMO/United Nations Environment Programme
WVTs Water Vapor Tracers