Laboratory for Atmospheres 2003 Technical Highlights: Section 8 Acronyms

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

AIM

Aeronomy of Ice in Mesosphere

AIRS

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

AL

Aerosol Lidar

AMS

American Meteorological Society

AMSR

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer

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

ATOVS

Advanced TOVS

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

AVIRIS

Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer

BASE-ASIA

Biomass-burning Aerosols in South East-Asia: Smoke Impact Assessment

BUV

backscatter ultraviolet

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 & 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

Center 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

CRYSTAL- FACE

Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization

CSTEA

Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Atmospheres

CTM

Chemical Transport Model

DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center

DAO

Data Assimilation Office

DAS

Data Assimilation System

DDF

Director's Discretionary Fund

DDR

Detailed Design Review

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

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

FFPA

filter/focal plane array

FvDAS

Finite volume data assimilation system

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

GEST Center

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

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

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

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

INMS Ion and Neural Mass Spectrometer

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

ISAS

Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science

ISCCP

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

ISIR

Infrared Spectral Imaging Radiometer

ITCZ

Intertropical Convergence Zone

JARG

Joint Agency Requirements Group

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

KNMI

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

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

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

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 Institutes of Standards and Technology

NMNH

National Museum of Natural History

NMS

Neutral Mass Spectrometer

NOAA

National Oceanic 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

OAT

Operation Algorithm Team

ODIN

a Swedish small satellite project for astronomical and atmospheric research

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

PACJET

Pacific Landfalling Jets 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

QEM

Quality Education for Minorities

QuikSCAT

 

(NASA's) Quick Scatterometer satellite

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

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

SOAT Sounder Operational Algorithm Team

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

TCO

tropospheric column ozone

TES

Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer

THOR

cloud THickness from Offbeam Returns

THORPEX

THe Observing-system Research and Predictability Experiment

TIM

Technical Interchange Meeting

TIMED

Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics

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

TRR

Test Readiness Review

TSVO

TRMM Satellite Validation Office

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

VAL

Visualization Analysis Laboratory

VSEP

Visiting Student Enrichment Program

WCRP

World Climate Research Programme

WHO

World Health Organization

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WMO/UNEP

WMO/United Nations Environment Programme

WVTs

Water vapor tracers