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Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPP and NPOESS Meteorological Satellites C Acronyms and Abbreviations ADS Archive and Distribution Segment AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit AO Announcement of Opportunity ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer ATMS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder AWS Air Weather Service CDHS Climate Data Handling System CDR climate data record CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network CrIS Cross-Track Infrared Sounder DAAC Distributed Active Archives Center DOD Department of Defense ECS EOSDIS Core System EDR environmental data record EMD engineering and manufacturing development EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System ESE Earth Science Enterprise ESIP/ESSIP Earth Science Information Partner/Earth System Science Information Partnerships ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder FAA Federal Aviation Administration GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite HRPT high-resolution picture transmission IDPS Interface Data Processing Segment IPO Integrated Program Office ISP Interim Science Panel LTA long-term archive MISR Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOPITT measurement of pollution in the troposphere MOU memorandum of understanding NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NEDAAS National Environmental Data Active Archive System NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NewDISS New Data and Information System and Services NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar System NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NWS National Weather Service PI principal investigator POES Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite RDR raw data record SDR sensor data record SDS Science Data Segment SWT science working team TB terabyte TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TSPR Total System Performance Responsibility USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program VIIRS Visible IR Imaging Radiometer Suite