APPENDIX C
Acronyms


ABET

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

ACTA

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority

ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCI

Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative

ASFE

Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers


CAD

computer-aided design

CAT

computer-aided tomography

CA/T

Central Artery/Tunnel

CFCs

chlorofluorocarbons

CMOS

complementary metal oxide semiconductor


DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior


EERI

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESE

Earth Systems Engineering

EWB

Engineers Without Borders


FY

fiscal year


GES

Geoengineering for Earth Systems

GIS

geographic information systems


IC

integrated circuit

IIED

International Institute for Environment and Development

InSAR

Interferometric synthetic aperture radar


LIDAR

light detection and ranging


MEMS

microelectromechanical systems



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Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities for Research and Technological Innovation APPENDIX C Acronyms ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ACTA Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASCI Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative ASFE Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers CAD computer-aided design CAT computer-aided tomography CA/T Central Artery/Tunnel CFCs chlorofluorocarbons CMOS complementary metal oxide semiconductor DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOI Department of the Interior EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESE Earth Systems Engineering EWB Engineers Without Borders FY fiscal year GES Geoengineering for Earth Systems GIS geographic information systems IC integrated circuit IIED International Institute for Environment and Development InSAR Interferometric synthetic aperture radar LIDAR light detection and ranging MEMS microelectromechanical systems

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Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities for Research and Technological Innovation MRI magnetic resonance imaging NAE National Academy of Engineering NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEES Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation NEHRP National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program NGES National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites NIMBY not in my back yard NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls PET positron emission tomography RF radio frequency SAR synthetic aperture radar SBIR Small Business Innovation Research SIS Slope Information System SPUR Seismic Performance for Urban Regions USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development