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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Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations AFOLU agriculture, forestry, and other land Range Weather Forecasts use Integrated Forecast System AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder EDGAR Emission Database for Global ALE-GAGE Atmospheric Lifetime Atmospheric Research Experiment-Global ESRL Earth System Research Atmospheric Gases Experiment Laboratory ASCENDS Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons FAO UN Food and Agriculture ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Organization Emission and Reflection FIA U.S. Forest Service Inventory and Radiometer Analysis AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer GAW Global Atmosphere Watch AVIRIS Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging GDP gross domestic product Spectrometer GEMS Global and Regional Earth- System Monitoring Using CFC chlorofluorocarbon Satellite and In situ Data CH4 methane GOFC-GOLD Global Observations of Forest and CO2 carbon dioxide Land Cover Dynamics COP Conference of Parties (United GOSAT Greenhouse gases Observing Nations) Satellite CTMs chemistry-transport models Gt billion metric tons GTOS-TCO Global Terrestrial Observing DESDynI Deformation, Ecosystem Structure System-Terrestrial Carbon and Dynamics of Ice Observations DETER Real-Time Detection of Deforestation HFC hydrofluorocarbon DIAL differential absorption lidar HiFIS High-fidelity Imaging DOC degradable organic carbon Spectrometer DOE Department of Energy IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding ECMWF IFS European Centre for Medium- Interferometer 0

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0 APPENDIX F ICESat-II Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation PFC perfluorocarbon Satellite-II ppb parts per billion ICOS Integrated Carbon Observation ppm parts per million System ppt parts per trillion IEA International Energy Agency INTEX/NA Intercontinental Chemical REDD Reducing Emissions from Transport Experiment—North Deforestation and Forest America Degradation in Developing IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Countries Climate Change IPPU industrial processes and product SAR synthetic aperture radar use SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric kWh kilowatt-hour Chartography SF6 sulfur hexafluoride LDCM Landsat Data Continuity Mission SMAP Soil Moisture Active-Passive lidar light detection and ranging SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager LUCF land-use change and forestry SWDS solid waste disposal site MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging TCCON Total Carbon Column Observing Spectrometer Network MOPITT Measurements of Pollution in the TES Tropospheric Emission Troposphere Spectrometer Mt million tons Tg million metric tons TRACE-P Transport and Chemical Evolution NASA National Aeronautics and Space over the Pacific Administration NOAA National Oceanic and UNFCCC United Nations Framework Atmospheric Administration Convention on Climate Change NOx nitrogen oxide USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture N 2O nitrous oxide NWP numerical weather prediction WMO World Meteorological O2 oxygen Organization OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory WRF Weather Research and Forecast ORCA Oregon and California model OSSE Observation System Simulation Experiment