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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 Abbreviations and Acronyms ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ALT Altimeter AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit ARISTOTELES Applications and Research Involving Space Techniques Observing the Earth Fields from Low Earth Orbit Spacecraft ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection REPORT MENU NOTICE MEMBERSHIP AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer FOREWORD SUMMARY AVIRIS Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CEES Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences CHAPTER 3 REFERENCES CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS APPENDIX CES Committee on Earth Studies ONES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales CODMAC Committee on Data Management and Computation CPB Committee on Planetary Biology CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner file:///C|/SSB_old_web/seo91abbrev.htm (1 of 6) [6/18/2004 1:38:45 PM]

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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DCS Data Collection System DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program EOS Earth Observing System EOSAT Earth Observation Satellite (Company) EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System EOSP Earth Observing Scanning Polarimeter ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment ERS-1 Earth Remote-Sensing Satellite ESA European Space Agency ESAD Earth Science and Applications Division EUMETSAT European Meteorological Satellite (Organization) FWI Fresh Water Initiative GAO General Accounting Office GEOS Geodetic Explorer GGI GPS Geoscience Instrument GLRS Geoscience Laser Ranging System GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOS Geomagnetic Observing System GPS Global Positioning System HIRDLS High-Resolution Infrared Dynamical Limb Sounder HIRIS High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions file:///C|/SSB_old_web/seo91abbrev.htm (2 of 6) [6/18/2004 1:38:45 PM]

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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project JERS Japanese Earth Resources Satellite LAWS Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder LIMS Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere MIMR Multifrequency Imaging Microwave Radiometer MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MSS Multispectral Scanner NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSCAT NASA Scatterometer NSF National Science Foundation NSSDC National Space Science Data Center OSSA Office of Space Science and Applications PMR Pressure Modulator Radiometer POES Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite PRB Polar Research Board R&A Research and analysis SAB Space Applications Board SAFIRE Spectroscopy of the Atmosphere Using Far Infrared Emission (instrument) SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment file:///C|/SSB_old_web/seo91abbrev.htm (3 of 6) [6/18/2004 1:38:45 PM]

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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar SBUV Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (instrument) SCARAB French-Soviet Scanner for Radiative Budget SeaWIFS Sea Wide Field Sensor SIR Shuttle Imaging Radar SLR Satellite Laser Ranging SME Solar Mesosphere Explorer SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer SOLSTICE Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment SPOT Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre SSB Space Studies Board SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager SST Sea-surface temperature STIKSCAT Stick Scatterometer SWIRLS Stratospheric Wind Infrared Limb Sounder TIMS Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner TM Thematic Mapper TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOPEX Ocean Topography Experiment TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program file:///C|/SSB_old_web/seo91abbrev.htm (4 of 6) [6/18/2004 1:38:45 PM]

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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) USGS United States Geological Survey VAS VISSR Atmospheric Sounder VISSR Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer VLBI Very-long-baseline interferometry WCRP World Climate Research Program Last update 12/21/00 at 4:02 pm Site managed by Anne Simmons, Space Studies Board file:///C|/SSB_old_web/seo91abbrev.htm (5 of 6) [6/18/2004 1:38:45 PM]