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PARCS Paleoenvironments of the Arctic System

PBL Planetary Boundary Layer

PO.DAAC Physical Oceanography DAAC (JPL)

POLDER Polarization and Directionality of Earth's Reflectances

POLES Polar Exchange at the Sea Surface

PI Principal Investigator

PROBA Project for On-Board Autonomy

PSU Practical Salinity Units


QSCAT NASA's Quick Scatterometer


RADARSAT Canadian Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite

RAMP RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project

RGPS RadarSat Geophysical Processing System


SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar

SASS Subsonic Assessment

ScaRab Scanner for Radiation Budget

SEASAT Sea Satellite

SEAWIFS Sea-Viewing Wide-Field-of-View Sensor

SHEBA Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic project

SIMS Synthesis, Integration, and Modeling Project of NSF-ARCSS

SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer

SMOs Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity

SPOT Satellite por l'Observation Terre (French earth observation satellites)

SRB Surface Radiation Budget

SSH Sea Surface Height

SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

SSS Sea Surface Salinity

SST Sea Surface Temperature


T/P NASA-ERS Topex/Poseidon Satellite

TERRA NASA's Earth Observing System first multi-sensor platform

TIROS Television Infrared Observing Satellite

TOA Top of Atmosphere

TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TOVS TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder


WCRP World Climate Research Program

WDC World Data Center

WMO World Meteorological Organization



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