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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