C
Acronyms


ACRIM

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor


ETM+

Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus


Landsat

Land Remote Sensing Satellite


MODIS

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council


QuikSCAT

Quick Scatterometer


SAR

synthetic aperture radar

SeaWiFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SORCE

Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment


TIM

Total Irradiance Monitor

TOPEX/Poseidon

Ocean Topography Experiment Poseidon

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission


UARS

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite


VIIRS

Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite



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Extending the Effective Lifetimes of Earth Observing Research Missions C Acronyms ACRIM Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus Landsat Land Remote Sensing Satellite MODIS Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council QuikSCAT Quick Scatterometer SAR synthetic aperture radar SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment TIM Total Irradiance Monitor TOPEX/Poseidon Ocean Topography Experiment Poseidon TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite VIIRS Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite

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