ESA European Space Agency

EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

FY Fengyun (Chinese satellite series); fiscal year

GCOM Global Change Observing Mission

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GIFTS Atmospheric Soundings from Geostationary Orbit

GHz gigahertz

GMI GPM Microwave Imager

GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GPCP Global Precipitation Climatology Project

GPM Global Precipitation Measurement

GPS/RO Global Positioning System/Radio Occultation

GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center

GSICS Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System

HADS Hydrometeorological Automated Data System

HMT Hydrometeorological Testbed

HWRF Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting

IEOS DEP International Earth Observation System Data Exchange Principles

IFLOWS Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System

INSAT Indian National Satellite

IPWG International Precipitation Working Group

IR infrared

ISRO Indian Space Research Organization

JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation

JEA Japan Environment Agency

JMA Japan Meteorological Agency

JSC Joint Scientific Committee

JWG Joint Working Group

km kilometer

LDAS Land Data Assimiliation System lidar light detection and ranging



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