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



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