BUV

backscatter ultraviolet


CAIV

cost as independent variable

CAL/VAL

calibration/validation

CAPE

convective available potential energy

CBA

cost/benefit analysis

CDR

climate data record

CERES

Cloud and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System, an instrument on the Earth Observing System’s Terra spacecraft that measures the energy exchanged between the Sun; the Earth’s atmosphere, surface and clouds; and outer space

CICE

Los Alamos Sea Ice Model

CIMSS

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

CLASS

Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System

CONNTRO

Committee on NASA-NOAA Transition from Research to Operations (NRC)

CONUS

continental United States

COSMIC

Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate

CrIS

Cross-track Infrared Sounder

CW

coastal waters


DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center

DISCOVR

Deep Space Climatic Observatory

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (Systems Program Office)

DOD

Department of Defense


ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

ECS

EOSDIS Core System

EDR

environmental data record

EMC

Environmental Modeling Center of the National Weather Service’s NCEP

ENVISAT

Environmental Satellite

EO-1

Earth Orbiter-1, a NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center satellite that demonstrated technology for the next-generation Landsat mission

EOR

environmental observation requirement

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EP

Earth Probe

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency



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