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Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations AFOLU agriculture, forestry, and other land use AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ALE-GAGE Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment-Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment ASCENDS Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVIRIS Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer CFC chlorofluorocarbon CH4 methane CO2 carbon dioxide COP Conference of Parties (United Nations) CTMs chemistry-transport models DESDynI Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice DETER Real-Time Detection of Deforestation DIAL differential absorption lidar DOC degradable organic carbon DOE Department of Energy ECMWF IFS European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Integrated Forecast System EDGAR Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research ESRL Earth System Research Laboratory FAO UN Food and Agriculture Organization FIA U.S. Forest Service Inventory and Analysis GAW Global Atmosphere Watch GDP gross domestic product GEMS Global and Regional Earth System Monitoring Using Satellite and In situ Data GOFC-GOLD Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics GOSAT Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite Gt billion metric tons GTOS-TCO Global Terrestrial Observing System-Terrestrial Carbon Observations HFC hydrofluorocarbon HiFIS High-fidelity Imaging Spectrometer IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
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Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements ICESat-II Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-II ICOS Integrated Carbon Observation System IEA International Energy Agency INTEX/NA Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment—North America IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPPU industrial processes and product use kWh kilowatt-hour LDCM Landsat Data Continuity Mission lidar light detection and ranging LUCF land-use change and forestry MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MOPITT Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere Mt million tons NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOx nitrogen oxide N2O nitrous oxide NWP numerical weather prediction O2 oxygen OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory ORCA Oregon and California OSSE Observation System Simulation Experiment PFC perfluorocarbon ppb parts per billion ppm parts per million ppt parts per trillion REDD Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries SAR synthetic aperture radar SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography SF6 sulfur hexafluoride SMAP Soil Moisture Active-Passive SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager SWDS solid waste disposal site TCCON Total Carbon Column Observing Network TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer Tg million metric tons TRACE-P Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture WMO World Meteorological Organization WRF Weather Research and Forecast model