Appendix F
Acronyms


CDIAC

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CESDIS

Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences

CIESIN

Center for International Earth Science Information Network

COARDS

Cooperative Ocean/Atmosphere Research Data Service


DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center

DAP

Data Access Protocol

DODS

Distributed Oceanographic Data System


EDC

EROS Data Center

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EROS

Earth Resources Observation Systems

ESTO

Earth Science Technology Office


FTP

file transfer protocol


GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center


HDF

hierarchical data format

HTTP

hypertext transfer protocol


IT

information technology


LaRC

Langley Research Center


MD5

message-digest algorithm 5

MODIS

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NEIC

National Earthquake Information Center



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Government Data Centers: Meeting Increasing Demands NEpster NPP-ESTO Portal for Science, Technology, and Environmental Research NetCDF Network Common Data Form NFS network file system NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NODC National Oceanographic Data Center NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NRC National Research Council NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NSSDC National Space Science Data Center ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory SAR synthetic aperture radar SDP science data production SEDAC Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center SQL Structured Query Language USGCRP United States Global Change Research Program XML eXtensible Markup Language