IOCCG

International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group

IOP

Inherent Optical Properties

IPO

Integrated Program Office

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

ISRO

Indian Space Research Organization

ITAR

International Traffic in Arms Regulations

 
JAXA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPSS

Joint Polar Satellite System

 
LED

Light-Emitting Diodes

LEO

Low Earth Orbit

LIDAR

LIght Detection And Ranging

LMR

Living Marine Resources

 
MERIS

Medium-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer

MERSI

Medium Resolution Spectral Imager

MOBY

Marine Optical Buoy

MODIS

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MTF

Modulation Transfer Function

 
NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climate Data Center

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NGAS

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

NIR

Near-Infrared

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOMAD

NASA bio-Optical Marine Algorithm Dataset

NOS

National Ocean Service

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP

NPOESS Preparatory Project

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NRT

Near-Real Time

NSF

National Science Foundation

 
OBB

Ocean Biology and Biochemistry

OBPG

Ocean Biology Processing Group

OCM

Ocean Colour Monitor

OCM-2

Ocean Colour Monitor on-board Oceansat-2

OCR

Ocean Color Radiance

OCR-VC

Ocean Colour Radiometry Virtual Constellation

OCTS

Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner

OES

Ocean Ecology Spectrometer

OLCI

Ocean Land Colour Instrument

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OOB

Out-of-Band

 
PACE

Pre-Aerosol-Clouds-Ecosystems

PAR

Photosynthetically Available Radiance

PIC

Particulate Inorganic Carbon

POC

Particulate Organic Carbon

POLDER

Polarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances

PRISM

Portable Remote Imaging SpectroMeter

 
R&D

Research and Development

RSR

Relative Spectral Response

RT

Radiative Transfer

RTE

Radiative Transfer Equation

 
SAB

Scientific Advisory Board

SCIAMACHY

SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CartograpHY

SEADAS

SeaWiFS Data Analysis System

SeaWiFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SIMBIOS

Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies

S-GLI

Second-Generation Global Imager

SNR

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

SOA

State Ocean Administration

SST

Sea Surface Temperature

SWIR

Short Wave Infrared

 
TOA

Top of Atmosphere

TZCF

Transition Zone Chlorophyll Front

 
USAF

U.S. Air Force

UV

Ultraviolet

 
VIIRS

Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite

VIS

Visible Spectrum

VNR

Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer



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