APPENDIX A
Acronyms and Abbreviations

AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AgRISTARS Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys Through Aerospace Remote Sensing

AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

CBWP Corn Blight Watch Program

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EROS Earth Resources Operations and Science

EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

EWS early warning system

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FEWS Famine Early Warning System

FEWS NET Famine Early Warning System Network

GIS geographic information system

GPM Global Precipitation Measurement mission

GPS Global Positioning System

HPS hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

IKONOS Commercial earth observation satellite collecting high-resolution multispectral and panchromatic imagery

LACIE Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment

MERIS Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer

MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MOPITT Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere; instrument on Terra spacecraft measuring CO and CH4 in the troposphere



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Contributions of Land Remote Sensing for Decisions about Food Security and Human Health: Workshop Report APPENDIX A Acronyms and Abbreviations AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AgRISTARS Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys Through Aerospace Remote Sensing AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer CBWP Corn Blight Watch Program EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EROS Earth Resources Operations and Science EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites EWS early warning system FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FEWS Famine Early Warning System FEWS NET Famine Early Warning System Network GIS geographic information system GPM Global Precipitation Measurement mission GPS Global Positioning System HPS hantavirus pulmonary syndrome IKONOS Commercial earth observation satellite collecting high-resolution multispectral and panchromatic imagery LACIE Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment MERIS Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOPITT Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere; instrument on Terra spacecraft measuring CO and CH4 in the troposphere

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Contributions of Land Remote Sensing for Decisions about Food Security and Human Health: Workshop Report NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGO non-governmental organization NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite NRC National Research Council RFE rainfall estimates SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome SCLB southern corn leaf blight SNV Sin Nombre virus (hantavirus strain) SPOT Systeme Pour l’Observation de la Terre SST sea surface temperature TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission USAID U.S. Agency for International Development USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey USGS/EDC U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Operations and Science Data Center UN United Nations VIIRS Visible Infrared Imager Raidometer Suite VRT variable rate technology WatER Water Elevation Recovery mission WRSI Water Requirement Satisfaction Index