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
VGI volunteered geographic information
VMT vehicle miles traveled
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"Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations."
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