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BSRN Baseline Surface Radiation Network


CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

CLIC Climate and Cryosphere program

CRYOSAT European mission to measure sea ice using interferometry starting in 2002


DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center

DISP Defense Intelligence Satellite Program

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD Department of Defense


ECMWF European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

ENSO El Nino Southern Oscillation

ENVISAT European multi-sensor satellite, follow on to the ERS satellites

EOS Earth Observing System

EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System

ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

EROS Earth Resources Observations Systems

ERS European Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

ESA European Space Agency

ESE Earth Science Enterprise (NASA)


FIRE-ACE First ISCCP Regional Experiment–Arctic Cloud Experiment

FLUXNET Global CO2 Flux Network

FY Fiscal Year


GEOSAT US Navy satellite that measures sea surface height with radar altimeter

GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GISP2 Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2

GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

G1I Global Imager

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project

GPS Global Positioning System

GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center

GTOPO30 Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set

GVAP Global Water Vapor Project


HARC Human Dimensions of the Arctic System



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