APPENDIX C
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AIM

Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere

AOSB

Arctic Ocean Studies Board

AUV

autonomous underwater vehicle


CALIPSO

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations


EOS

Earth Observing System


IASC

International Arctic Science Committee

ICSU

International Council for Science

IGY

International Geophysical Year

IPCC

International Panel on Climate Change

IPY

International Polar Year


LDCM

Landsat Data Continuity Mission


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP

NPOESS Preparatory Project

NPR

National Public Radio

NSF

National Science Foundation


OCO

Orbiting Carbon Observatory


PRB

Polar Research Board


ROV

remotely operated vehicle



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A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007–2008 APPENDIX C Acronyms and Abbreviations AIM Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere AOSB Arctic Ocean Studies Board AUV autonomous underwater vehicle CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations EOS Earth Observing System IASC International Arctic Science Committee ICSU International Council for Science IGY International Geophysical Year IPCC International Panel on Climate Change IPY International Polar Year LDCM Landsat Data Continuity Mission NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NPR National Public Radio NSF National Science Foundation OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory PRB Polar Research Board ROV remotely operated vehicle

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A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007–2008 SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCOR Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research SDO Solar Dynamics Observatory ST5 Space Technology 5 STEREO Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory THEMIS Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms TWINS Two Wide-angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers UARCTIC University of the Arctic UAV unmanned aerial vehicle UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research WMO World Meteorological Organization