Appendix E
Acronyms and Initialisms

AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

AFCCC Air Force Combat Climatology Center

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers

AVISO Archiving, Validation and Interpretation of Satellite Oceanographic data

BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

CCSP Climate Change Science Program

CDO Climate Data Online

CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

CLASS Comprehensive Large-Array [data] Stewardship System

CIRA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

DAAR Data Archiving and Access Requirements Working Group

DMC Data Management Committee

DMAC Data Management and Communications subsystem

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOE Department of Energy

DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center

EOS Earth Observing System

EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science



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Appendix E Acronyms and Initialisms AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AFCCC Air Force Combat Climatology Center ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers AVISO Archiving, Validation and Interpretation of Satellite Oceanographic data BASC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate CCSP Climate Change Science Program CDO Climate Data Online CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites CLASS Comprehensive Large-Array [data] Stewardship System CIRA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere DAAR Data Archiving and Access Requirements Working Group DMC Data Management Committee DMAC Data Management and Communications subsystem DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOE Department of Energy DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science 

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 APPENDIX E ESRL Earth System Research Laboratory ESSAAC Earth System Science and Applications Advisory Committee ESRL Earth Systems Research Laboratory ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation ECMWF European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FTP File Transfer Protocol GIS Geographic Information System GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GCOS Global Climate Observing System GEO-IDE Global Earth Observation Integrated Data Environment GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems GEO Group on Earth Observations IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System ICSU International Council for Science IHO International Hydrographic Organization IOC International Oceanographic Commission IP Internet protocol MOU Memorandum of Understanding MSU Microwave Sounding Unit MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODAPS MODIS Adaptive Processing System NAO NOAA Administrative Order NARA National Archives and Records Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NCDC National Climatic Data Center NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NIDIS National Integrated Drought Information System NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NODC National Oceanographic Data Center NOMADS National Operations Model Archive Distribution System NPOESS National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System NSF National Science Foundation NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center

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 APPENDIX E NWS National Weather Service NEXRAD NEXt-generation RADar NOSA NOAA Observing Systems Architecture NOSC NOAA Observing Systems Council NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project OAIS Open Archival Information System Reference Model OMB Office of Management and Budget OPeNDAP Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol PREMIS PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies STC Science and Technology Corporation SEC Space Environment Center USAFETAC United States Air Force Environmental Technical Appli- cations Center USGS United States Geological Survey WMO World Meteorological Organization