ky thousand years

Landsat The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1972, Landsat satellites have collected information about Earth from space.

LDCM LandSat Data Community Mission

LGM Last Glacial Maximum

Ma million of years ago

MBT methylation index of branched tetraethers

MicroCT Microscopic Computed Tomography

MIS Marine Isotope Stage

MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NOW Neogene Mammals of the Old World

ODP Ocean Drilling Program

OIS Oxygen Isotope Stage

PAGES Past Global Changes

ppm parts per million

QUICKBIRD a high-resolution commercial Earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe and launched in 2001

RHOI Revealing Hominid Origins Initiative

SST sea surface temperature

SRTM Shuttle Radar Topogrpahy Mission

TEX86 tetraether index of 86 carbon atoms; paleothermometer based on the composition of membrane lipids of marine picoplankton

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

YD Younger Dryas

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