NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIC National Intelligence Council

NGS National Geographic Society

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

OSL optically stimulated luminescence

PDA personal digital assistant

QCA qualitative comparative analysis

SAR synthetic aperture radar

SoVI Social Vulnerability Index

STE science, technology, and engineering

SWOT Surface Water Ocean Topography

UN United Nations

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

UV ultraviolet

VGI volunteered geographic information

VMT vehicle miles traveled



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