SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography

SCLP Snow and Cold Land Processes

SCR Selective Chopper Radiometer

SeaWiFS Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor

SIR Shuttle Imaging Radar

SIRS Satellite Infrared Spectrometer

SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer

SMS Synchronous Meteorological Satellite

SO2 Sulfur dioxide

SPOT Satellite Probatoire pour l’Observation de la Terre

SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

SSEC Space Science and Engineering Center

SSH Sea surface height

SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

SSM/R Special Sensor Microwave/Radiometer

SST Sea surface temperature

TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite

TM Thematic Mapper

TM/ETM Thematic Mapper/Enhanced Thematic Mapper

TMI TRMM Microwave Imager

TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TOPEX Topography Experiment

T/P TOPEX/Poseidon

TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

TSI Total solar irradiance

TW Threat Warning

TWS Terrestrial Water Storage

UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

UTC Coordinated Universal Time

UV Ultraviolet

VCF Vegetation Continuous Fields

VGPM Vertically Generalized Production Model

VIRS Visible Infrared Scanner

VISSR Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer

WINDSAT Wind Satellite

W/m2 Watts per square meter



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