APPENDIX E
List of Acronyms

AGU American Geophysical Union

ALSM airborne laser swath mapping

AMS accelerator mass spectrometry

ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

B.P. before present

BROES Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science (NRC)

CAMS Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

CIG Computation Infrastructure for Geodynamics

CNH Dynamics of Coupled and Natural Human Systems Program

COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training

CRN cosmogenic radionuclide

CRONUS Cosmic-Ray produced nuclide systematics on Earth

CSDMS Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System

CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.

CZEN Critical Zone Exploration Network

CZO Critical Zone Observatory

DEP Deep Earth Processes

EAGER Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (NSF)

EAR Division of Earth Sciences (NSF)

EROS Earth Resources and Observation Science Center (USGS)



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APPENDIX E List of Acronyms AGU American Geophysical Union ALSM airborne laser swath mapping AMS accelerator mass spectrometry ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA) B.P. before present BROES Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science (NRC) CAMS Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry CIG Computation Infrastructure for Geodynamics CNH Dynamics of Coupled and Natural Human Systems Program COMET Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training CRN cosmogenic radionuclide CRONUS Cosmic-Ray produced nuclide systematics on Earth CSDMS Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. CZEN Critical Zone Exploration Network CZO Critical Zone Observatory DEP Deep Earth Processes EAGER Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (NSF) EAR Division of Earth Sciences (NSF) EROS Earth Resources and Observation Science Center (USGS) 

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APPENDIX E ESE Environment, Society, and the Economy ETBC Emerging Topics in Biogeochemical Cycles GEO Directorate for Geosciences (NSF) GEON Geosciences Network GIS geographic information systems GSA Geological Society of America IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar Lidar light detection and ranging LTER Long Term Ecological Research MSM Multiscale Modeling MyRES Meeting of young Researchers in Earth Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAVSTAR Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging NCALM National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping NCEAS National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis NCED National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics NEON National Ecological Observatory Network NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NRCS Natural Resource Conservation Service NSF National Science Foundation OSL optically stimulated luminescence PRIME Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement RAPID Grants for search (NSF) SEP Surface Earth Processes (NSF) SMM Science Museum of Minnesota STC Science and Technology Center (NSF) UNAVCO University NAVSTAR Consortium 

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Appendix E UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey 

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