APPENDIX F

Acronyms

ACC

Antarctic Circumpolar Current

ANDRILL

Antarctic Geological Drilling

AON

Antarctic Observing Network

AUV

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

BARREL

Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses

CH4

Methane

CMB

Cosmic Microwave Background

CO2

Carbon dioxide

EPB

European Polar Board

ESA

European Space Agency

GEO

NSF Geoscience Directorate

GPS

Global Positioning System

ICSU

International Council for Science

IGY

International Geophysical Year

IODP

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

IOOS

Integrated Ocean Observing System

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPY

International Polar Year

LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging

LTER

Long Term Ecological Research

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

OOI

Ocean Observatories Initiative

OPP

Office of Polar Programs

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy



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APPENDIX F Acronyms ACC Antarctic Circumpolar Current ANDRILL Antarctic Geological Drilling AON Antarctic Observing Network AUV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle BARREL Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses CH4 Methane CMB Cosmic Microwave Background CO2 Carbon dioxide EPB European Polar Board ESA European Space Agency GEO NSF Geoscience Directorate GPS Global Positioning System ICSU International Council for Science IGY International Geophysical Year IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPY International Polar Year LIDAR Light Detection and Ranging LTER Long Term Ecological Research NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OOI Ocean Observatories Initiative OPP Office of Polar Programs OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy 187

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APPENDIX F PAntOS Pan-Antarctic Observation System PCO2 Partial pressure of CO2 RBSP Radiation Belt Storm Probes SACNAS Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science SAM Southern Annular Mode SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SEARCH Study of Environmental Arctic Change SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics USAP U.S. Antarctic Program WAIS West Antarctic Ice Sheet 188