Acronyms and Abbreviations


ASTER

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer

AVIRIS

Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer


CCSP

Climate Change Science Program

CHAMP

CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload

CNRS

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


DFG

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

DOE

Department of Energy


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERS

European Remote-Sensing Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency


GLAS

Geoscience Laser Altimetry System

GOCE

Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Mission

GPS

Global Positioning System

GRACE

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment


ICESat

Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

IGRF

International Geomagnetic Reference Field

InSAR

interferometric synthetic aperture radar

IS

imaging spectroscopy

IT

information technology


LIDAR

LIght Detection And Ranging


Magsat

Magnetic Field Satellite

MASTER

MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator

MODIS

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NEHRP

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


PBO

Plate Boundary Observatory


SAC-C

Satelite de Aplicanciones Cientificas-C

SAFOD

San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth

SESWG

Solid-Earth Science Working Group (NASA)

SPOT

Systeme Probatoire pour l’Observation de la Terre

SRTM

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission



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Review of NASA’s Solid-Earth Science Strategy Acronyms and Abbreviations ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer AVIRIS Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer CCSP Climate Change Science Program CHAMP CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERS European Remote-Sensing Satellite ESA European Space Agency GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimetry System GOCE Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Mission GPS Global Positioning System GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment ICESat Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite IGRF International Geomagnetic Reference Field InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar IS imaging spectroscopy IT information technology LIDAR LIght Detection And Ranging Magsat Magnetic Field Satellite MASTER MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEHRP National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PBO Plate Boundary Observatory SAC-C Satelite de Aplicanciones Cientificas-C SAFOD San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth SESWG Solid-Earth Science Working Group (NASA) SPOT Systeme Probatoire pour l’Observation de la Terre SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

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Review of NASA’s Solid-Earth Science Strategy TOPEX Ocean TOPography EXperiment USArray United States Seismic Array USDA United States Department of Agriculture USGS United States Geological Survey