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Acronyms/Abbreviations

ACE Aerosol Characterization Experiments

AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network

AGAGE Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment

AOT Aerosol Optical Thickness

AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radar

CAC Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry

CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

CMDL Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory

EOS Earth Observing System

GHG Greenhouse gas

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites

GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment

GTCM Global chemical transport model

HALOE Halogen Occultation Experiment

HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HFC Hydrofluorocarbon

HRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder

IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer

ILAS II Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II

IMPROVE Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments

INDOEX INDian Ocean EXperiment

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LRTAP Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (Convention)



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Page 41 MIPAS Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding MISR Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer Project MLS Microwave Limb Sounder MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MOPITT Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere MOZAIC Measurement of OZone by Airbus In-service airCraft NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NARSTO North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument OMPS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite PICASSO-CENA Pathfinder Instruments for Cloud and Aerosol Spacebourne Observations - Climatologie Etendue des Nuages et des Aerosols PM Particulate matter POAM III Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement III PPB Parts Per Billion PPM Parts Per Million SAGE III Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric Chartography SHADOZ Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TRACE-P TRAnsport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific