CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

CAMEO Composition of the Atmosphere from Mid-Earth Orbit

C-CAN Continuous Coastal Awareness Network

CCSP Climate Change Science Program

CDOM colored dissolved organic matter

CDR climate data record

CERES Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System

CHAMP Coral Health and Monitoring Project or Challenging Minisatellite Payload

CHARMS Cloud Height and Altitude-Resolved Motion Stereo-imager

CHASM Cloud Hydrology and Albedo Synthesis Mission

CIMSS Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

CLARREO Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory

CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability

CLPP Cold Land Processes Pathfinder

CM1 Climate Mission 1

CMDL Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory

CME coronal mass ejection

CMIS Conical-Scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder

CNES Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales

C/NOFS Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System

COCOA Coastal Ocean Carbon Observations and Applications

COSMIC Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate

COSPAR Committee on Space Research

CPR cloud profiling radar

CrIS cross-track infrared sounder

CRYSTAL FACE Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers-Florida Area Cirrus Experiment

CTM chemical transport models

CZCS coastal zone color scanner

DESDynl Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice

DIAL Differential Absorption Lidar

DLR German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V.)

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOC dissolved organic carbon

DOD Department of Defense

DOE Department of Energy

DOM dissolved organic matter

DSCOVR Deep Space Climate Observatory

DWL Doppler wind lidar

ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

EDR environmental data record

EIT Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation

Envisat environmental satellite

EOS Earth Observing System

E—P freshwater flux

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ERA-40 European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 40-yr global reanalysis

ERB Earth radiation budget

ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS Earth radiation budget sensor

ERS European Remote-Sensing Satellites

ESA European Space Agency

ESAP Earth Science Applications Pathfinder

ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder

ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper +

EUV extreme ultraviolet

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