C Acronyms and Initialisms


ACSYS

Arctic Climate System

ADEOS

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite

AIRS

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

AMSR

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer

AMSU

Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit

ARM

Atmospheric Measurement Program

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

ATBD

Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document

AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer


BAA

Broad Agency Announcement

BS

Bootstrap sea ice algorithm

BUFR

Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data


CCRI

Climate Change Research Initiative

CCSP

Climate Change Science Plan

CDAS

climate data assimilation system

CDSC

Climate Data Science Council

CDST

Climate Data Science Team

CDC

Climate Diagnostic Center

CDR

climate data record

CEOS

Committee on Earth Observing Satellites

CLASS

Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System

CliC

Cryosphere and Climate

CLIVAR

Climate Variability and Predictability

COMET

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training Outreach Program



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Climate Data Records: From Environmental Satellites C Acronyms and Initialisms ACSYS Arctic Climate System ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit ARM Atmospheric Measurement Program ASOS Automated Surface Observing System ATBD Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer BAA Broad Agency Announcement BS Bootstrap sea ice algorithm BUFR Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data CCRI Climate Change Research Initiative CCSP Climate Change Science Plan CDAS climate data assimilation system CDSC Climate Data Science Council CDST Climate Data Science Team CDC Climate Diagnostic Center CDR climate data record CEOS Committee on Earth Observing Satellites CLASS Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System CliC Cryosphere and Climate CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training Outreach Program

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Climate Data Records: From Environmental Satellites CSTAR Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research Program CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DLESE Digital Library for Earth Science Education DLT Digital Linear Tape DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOD U.S. Department of Defense DOE U.S. Department of Energy ECHO EOSDIS Clearing House ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ECS EOSDIS Core System EDR environmental data record EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment ESA European Space Agency ESMR Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites FAQ Frequently Asked Questions FCDR fundamental climate data record GACP Global Aerosol Climatology Project GCM General Circulation Model GCOS Global Climate Observing System GEO Group on Earth Observations GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GIS Geographic Information System GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project GPCC Global Precipitation Climatology Center GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center GVaP Global Water Vapor Project HIRS High Infrared Sounder

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Climate Data Records: From Environmental Satellites HSB Humidity Sounder for Brazil ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IDPS Integrated Data Processing System IGOS International Global Observing Strategy partnership IMS Interactive Multisensor Snowmap IOC International Oceanographic Commission IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System IPO NPOESS Integrated Program Office IR infrared IRI International Research Institute ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project ISLSCP International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project ISO International Organization for Standardization JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency LTA long-term archive MOBY Marine Optical Buoy MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MSU Microwave Sounder Unit NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction NCTP NOAA Climate Transition Program NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NEXRAD Next Generation Radar NIDIS National Integrated Drought Information System NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NODC National Ocean Data Center NOPP National Ocean Partnership Program NORLC National Ocean Research Leadership Council NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project

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Climate Data Records: From Environmental Satellites NRC National Research Council NSDL National Science Digital Library NSF National Science Foundation NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NT NASA Team sea ice algorithm NT2 NASA Team sea ice algorithm 2 NWP Numerical Weather Prediction NWS National Weather Service OAR Office of Atmospheric Research OCTS Ocean Color and Temperature Sensor OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research OLR Outgoing Long-wave Radiation ORAP Ocean Research Advisory Panel OSC Orbital Sciences Corporation OSDPD Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution PODAG Polar DAAC User Working Group POES Polar Operational Environmental Satellite PPDS pilot planetary data system RFI Request for Information RSS Remote Sensing Systems SBSTA Subsidiary Board on Scientific and Technical Assessment SDR sensor data record SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor SIMBIOS Satellite Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Ocean Science SIRS A Space Infra-Red Sounder SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer SPARC Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate SR Scanning Radiometer SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager SST sea surface temperature SSU stratospheric sounder unit TCDR thematic climate data record THREDDS Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services

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Climate Data Records: From Environmental Satellites TIROS N Television InfraRed Operational Satellite Next-generation TOA Top of Atmosphere TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission T2 Global average temperature for the lower troposphere UAH University of Alabama, Huntsville UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program VIIRS Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite VTPR Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer WCRP World Climate Research Programme WDC World Data Center WGA Western Governors Association WMO World Meteorological Organization

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