Appendix F
Acronyms


ADC

Astronomical Data Center

ASF

Alaska SAR Facility


CFC

chlorofluorocarbon

CIO

chief information officer

COTS

commercial off-the-shelf

CSIO

chief science information officer


DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center


ECS

EOSDIS Core System

EDC

EROS Data Center

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ESIP

Earth Science Information Partner


FFARS

Food and Fiber Applications of Remote Sensing

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee


GALEX

Galaxy Evolution Explorer

GLOBE

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center


HEASARC

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

HST

Hubble Space Telescope


IRSA

Infrared Science Archive


LaRC

Langley Research Center


MAST

Multi-mission Archive at Space Telescope

MGS

Mars Global Surveyor


NARA

National Archives and Records Administration

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NED

NASA/Infrared Processing and Analysis Center Extragalactic Database

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSIDC

National Snow and Ice Data Center

NSSDC

National Space Science Data Center

NVO

National Virtual Observatory


OAIS

Open Archival Information System

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory



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Assessment of the Usefulness and Availability of NASA’s Earth and Space Science Mission Data Appendix F Acronyms ADC Astronomical Data Center ASF Alaska SAR Facility CFC chlorofluorocarbon CIO chief information officer COTS commercial off-the-shelf CSIO chief science information officer DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center ECS EOSDIS Core System EDC EROS Data Center EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System ESE Earth Science Enterprise ESIP Earth Science Information Partner FFARS Food and Fiber Applications of Remote Sensing FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center HST Hubble Space Telescope IRSA Infrared Science Archive LaRC Langley Research Center MAST Multi-mission Archive at Space Telescope MGS Mars Global Surveyor NARA National Archives and Records Administration NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NED NASA/Infrared Processing and Analysis Center Extragalactic Database NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NSSDC National Space Science Data Center NVO National Virtual Observatory OAIS Open Archival Information System ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Assessment of the Usefulness and Availability of NASA’s Earth and Space Science Mission Data OSS Office of Space Science PDS Planetary Data System PI principal investigator PO.DAAC physical oceanography DAAC R&DA research and data analysis RESAC Regional Earth Science Applications Centers RPIF Regional Planetary Image Facility SCF science computing facility SDAC Solar Data Analysis Center SEDAC Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center SEEDS Strategic Evolution of ESE Data Systems SIRTF Space Infrared Telescope Facility TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission USGS U.S. Geological Survey