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



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