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Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAGRUUK

Arctic Archive for Geophysical Research: Unlocking Undersea Knowledge

ABEKC

Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op

ACD

Arctic Coastal Dynamics

ACIA

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

ADCP

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

ADIS

ACSYS Data and Information Service

AEPS

Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy

AFOSR

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AGU

American Geophysical Union

AHDR

Arctic Human Development Report

AICEMI

International Network of Arctic Indigenous Community-Based Environmental Monitoring and Information Stations

AIM

Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere

ALIS

Auroral Large Imaging System

ALISON

Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observatory Network

ALOMAR

Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research

AMAP

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

ANKN

Alaska Native Knowledge Network

AO

Arctic Oscillation

AOMIP

Arctic Ocean Model Intercomparison Project

AON

Arctic Observing Network

AOOS

Alaska Ocean Observing System

AOSB

Arctic Ocean Science Board

APDA

Arctic Precipitation Data Archive

ARCMIP

Arctic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project

ARCN

Arctic Network—National Park Services (United States)

ARCN I&M

Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program

ARCSS

Arctic System Science (NSF-OPP)

Arctic-CHAMP

Arctic Community-wide Hydrological Analysis and Monitoring Program

ArcticNet

A Canadian multidisciplinary team of arctic scientists, Inuit, and government managers

ARCUS

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States

ARDB

Arctic Runoff Data Base

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement

ARN

Arctic Residents’ Network

ASOF

Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes

ASR

Arctic System Reanalysis

ASSW

Arctic Science Summit Week

ASTER

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer



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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network C Acronyms and Abbreviations AAGRUUK Arctic Archive for Geophysical Research: Unlocking Undersea Knowledge ABEKC Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op ACD Arctic Coastal Dynamics ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler ADIS ACSYS Data and Information Service AEPS Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research AGU American Geophysical Union AHDR Arctic Human Development Report AICEMI International Network of Arctic Indigenous Community-Based Environmental Monitoring and Information Stations AIM Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere ALIS Auroral Large Imaging System ALISON Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observatory Network ALOMAR Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme ANKN Alaska Native Knowledge Network AO Arctic Oscillation AOMIP Arctic Ocean Model Intercomparison Project AON Arctic Observing Network AOOS Alaska Ocean Observing System AOSB Arctic Ocean Science Board APDA Arctic Precipitation Data Archive ARCMIP Arctic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project ARCN Arctic Network—National Park Services (United States) ARCN I&M Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program ARCSS Arctic System Science (NSF-OPP) Arctic-CHAMP Arctic Community-wide Hydrological Analysis and Monitoring Program ArcticNet A Canadian multidisciplinary team of arctic scientists, Inuit, and government managers ARCUS Arctic Research Consortium of the United States ARDB Arctic Runoff Data Base ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement ARN Arctic Residents’ Network ASOF Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes ASR Arctic System Reanalysis ASSW Arctic Science Summit Week ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network AUV autonomous underwater vehicle AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer BEO Barrow Environmental Observatory BSEO Bering Strait Environmental Observatory BTF Back to the Future CABOS Canadian Basin Observational System CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations CALM Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring CANOPUS Canadian Auroral Network for the Open Program Unified Study CANTEX Canadian Tundra Experiment CARCMIP Coupled Arctic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project CARDS Comprehensive Aerological Data Set CARMA Circumarctic Rangifer Monitoring & Assessment Network CASES Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study CAT-B Circum-Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity CAVM Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map CBMP Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program CCIN Canadian Cryospheric Information Network CEDAR Coupling Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions CEON Circumarctic Environmental Observatories Network CEON-IMS Circumarctic Environmental Observatories Network Internet Map Server CEOP Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period CEOP II Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period II CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites C-GOOS Coastal GOOS CIFAR Cooperative Institute For Arctic Research CliC Climate and Cryosphere CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability COMAAR Consortium for coordination of Observation and Monitoring of the Arctic for Assessment and Research COOP Coastal Ocean Observations Panel CO-OPS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services COPES Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System CSA Canadian Space Agency CTD Conductivity, Temperature, Depth sensor CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences DAAC Distributive Active Archive Centers DAMOCLES Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DEMs Digital Elevation Models DISC Data and Information Service for CliC DMI Danish Meteorological Institute DMO Distributed Marine Observatories DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DQU Detecting and Quantifying Unaami DTO Distributed Terrestrial Observatories EGU European Geophysical Union eGY electronic Geophysical Year Eiscat European Incoherent Scatter Radar ELOKA Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network EMEP European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme EMSO European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory ENVINET European Network for Arctic-Alpine Environmental Research EOS Earth Observing System EOS AM Earth Observing System Terra EOS PM Earth Observing System Aqua EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System EPA Environmental Protection Agency EPPR Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response ESA European Space Agency ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure EU European Union FAO Food and Agriculture Organization FAPAR Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation FARO Forum of Arctic Research Operators F-MAP Future of Marine Animal Populations FPAR Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation GAW Global Atmosphere Watch GCMD Global Change Master Directory GCOS Global Climate Observing System GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems GEMS Global Environment Monitoring System GEO Group on Earth Observations GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems GINA Geographic Information Network of Alaska GIS Geographic Information System GLIMPSE Global Implications of Arctic Climate Processes and Feedbacks GLIMS Global Land Ice Measurements from Space GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GLOSS Global Sea Level Observing System GOOS Global Ocean Observing System GOS Global Observing System GOSIC Global Observing System Information Center GPS Global Positioning System GSN GCOS-Surface Network GTN Global Terrestrial Network GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System GUAN GCOS Upper Air Network HARC Human Dimensions of the Arctic System HD Human Dimensions HLEO High Latitude Ecological Observatory H-MAP History of Marine Animal Populations IABP International Arctic Buoy Programme iAOOS Integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System IARPC Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee IASC International Arctic Science Committee IASC-WAG International Arctic Science Committee-Working group on Arctic Glaciology ICARP International Conference on Arctic Research Planning ICARP II Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea ICS International Circumpolar Surveillance

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network ICSU International Council for Science IEOS Integrated Earth Observation System IGBP International Geosphere Biosphere Programme IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy IGY International Geophysical Year INCHR International Network for Circumpolar Health Research INPO International Network of Permafrost Observatories IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System IPA International Permafrost Association IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPR Intellectual Property Rights IPY International Polar Year IPY DIS International Polar Year Data and Information Service IPY IPO IPY International Program Office IRISs Integrated Regional Impact Studies ISAC International Study of Arctic Change ITC Inuit Tapirisat of Canada ITEX International Tundra Experiment IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics JCOMM Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology JCOMMops JCOMM in situ Observing Platform Support Centre JOSS Joint Office for Science Support JWACS Joint Western Arctic Climate Study LAI Leaf Area Index LAII Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions LAO Large-scale Atmospheric Observatories LTA Long-term archival LTER Long Term Ecological Research Network LTK Local and traditional knowledge MACCS Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies MAGICS Mass balance of Arctic Glaciers and Ice sheets in relation to Climate and Sea level changes MARS Mars Arctic Research Station MEMS Microelectromechanical systems Miracle Magnetometers-Ionospheric Radars-Allsky Cameras Large Experiment MISR Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOSJ Monitoring of Svalbard and Jan Mayen MSU Microwave Sounding Unit NABOS Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational System NAO North Atlantic Oscillation NARL Naval Arctic Research Lab NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA DAAC NASA Distributive Active Archive Centers NATEX North American Tundra Experiment NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NDBC National Data Buoy Center NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NEMS Nanoelectromechanical systems NEON National Ecological Observatory Network

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network NERC Natural Environment Research Council NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NILU Norwegian Institute for Air Research NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NODC National Oceanographic Data Center NOP National Observer Program NOW North Water Polynya NPEO North Pole Environmental Observatory NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NRC National Research Council NRI Nunavut Research Institute NRPA Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority NSF National Science Foundation NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NSSDC National Space Science Data Center NWS National Weather Service OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory OGC Open Geospatial Consortium OMB Office of Management and Budget ONR Office of Naval Research OOPC Open Ocean Panel for Climate OPP Office of Polar Programs OSSEs Observing System Sensitivity Experiments OSTP White House Office of Science and Technology Policy PAGES Past Global Changes project of IGBP PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment PAR Photosynthetically Active Radiation PARASOL Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric Sciences coupled with Observations from a Lidar PARCA Program for Regional Climate Assessment pCO2 partial Carbon Dioxide PI Principle Investigator PLUTO Polar Links to Undersea Telecommunications and Observatories POP Persistent Organic Pollutant PRB Polar Research Board R-ArcticNet Regional-ArcticNet RENNET Reindeer Network SBI Western Arctic Shelf-Basin Interactions Project SBIR Small Business Innovation Research program SCANNET Scandinavian/North European Network of Terrestrial Field Bases SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SDO Solar Dynamics Observatory SDWG Sustainable Development Working Group SEARCH Study of Environmental Arctic Change SEEDS Strategic Evolution of Earth Science Enterprise Data System SEI Social and Economic Interactions SHEBA Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean SliCA Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic SOOP Ship of Opportunity Programme SPOT Satellite Probatoire d’Observation de la Terre

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network SST Sea Surface Temperature STTR Small Business Technology Transfer program SuperDARN Super Dual Auroral Radar Network TDC Thematic Data Center TEK Traditional Ecological Knowledge THORpex The Observing-system Research and predictability experiment TIMED Thermospheric, Ionospheric, Mesospheric Energetics and Dynamics TOVS TIROS (Television and Infrared Observational Satellite) Operational Vertical Sounder TSG Thermosalinograph TSP Thermal State of Permafrost UAF University of Alaska, Fairbanks UAV Unmanned aerial vehicle UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UNAVCO University NAVSTAR Consortium UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change US NCDC United States National Climate Data Center USGS United States Geological Survey UV Ultraviolet VGMO Virtual Global Magnetic Observatory VOS Voluntary Observing Ship VOSClim Voluntary Observing Ships Climatology VSO Virtual Solar Observatory WAG Working Group on Arctic Glaciology WCRP World Climate Research Programme WDC World Data Center System WGI World Glacier Inventory WGMS World Glacier Monitoring Service WHYCOS World Hydrological Cycle Observing System WMO World Meteorological Organization WOUDC World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre WWW World Weather Watch XBT Expendable Bathythermograph XCTD Expendable Conductivity Temperature Data ZERO Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations

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