FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FOV field of view

FY fiscal year

GACM Global Atmospheric Composition Mission

GAW Global Atmosphere Watch

GCOS Global Climate Observing System

GEO geostationary Earth orbit

GEO-CAPE Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events

GeoSAR Geographic Synthetic Aperture Radar

GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems

GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GFE government furnished equipment

GFO Geosat Follow-On

GIFTS Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer

GISMO Glaciers and Ice Sheets Mapping Orbiter

GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System

GNSS Global Navigating Satellite System

GOCE European Gravity Field and Steady State Ocean Circulation Explorer

GODAE Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GOES-R Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (the next generation of GOES satellites)

GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment

GPM Global Precipitation Measurement (mission)

GPS Global Positioning System

GPSRO Operational GPS Radio Occultation

GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center

HAB harmful algal bloom

HAZUS Hazards US

HDWL Hybrid Doppler Wind Lidar

HES Hyperspectral Environmental Sensor

HIRDLS High-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder

HIRS high resolution infrared radiation sounder

HPS hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

HSB Humidity Sounder for Brazil

HSRL high-spectral-resolution lidar

HyspIRI Hyperspectral Infrared Imager

IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer.

ICESat Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

ICOS Integrated Carbon Observing System

ICSU International Council for Science

IEOS International Earth Observing System

IGACO Integrated Global Atmospheric Chemistry Observations

IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy

IIP Instrument Incubator Program

InSAR Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

IORD-II Integrated Operational Requirements Document II

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPO Integrated Program Office

IR infrared

ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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