Appendix G


Acronyms and Abbreviations

CGPS continuous Global Positioning System
CMIP 3 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3
CO2 carbon dioxide
CO-OPS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
   
DCW Digital Chart of the World
DOFs degrees-of-freedom
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
   
ENSO El Nñno-Southern Oscillation
   
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Administration
GCM general circulation model
GIA glacial isostatic adjustment
GLIMS Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
GLM generalized linear model
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
   
IB inverse barometer
InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
   
lidar light detection and ranging
   
MBT mechanical bathythermograph
MTJ Mendocino Triple Junction
   
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NGS National Geodetic Survey
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRC National Research Council
   
PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation
PSMSL Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level
   
RMS root mean square
   
SLA sea-level anomaly
SLE sea-level equivalent
SLP sea-level pressure
SOPAC Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center
SWH significant wave height
   
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
   
VLM vertical land motion
   
WGI World Glacier Inventory
   
XBT expendable bathythermograph


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Appendix G Acronyms and Abbreviations CGPS continuous Global Positioning System lidar light detection and ranging CMIP 3 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3 MBT mechanical bathythermograph CO2 carbon dioxide MTJ Mendocino Triple Junction CO-OPS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction DCW Digital Chart of the World NGS National Geodetic Survey DOFsdegrees-of-freedom NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radio- Administration positioning Integrated by Satellite NRC National Research Council ENSO El Nio-Southern Oscillation PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation PSMSL Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level FEMA Federal Emergency Management Administration RMS root mean square GCM general circulation model SLA sea-level anomaly GIA glacial isostatic adjustment SLE sea-level equivalent GLIMS Global Land Ice Measurements from SLP sea-level pressure Space SOPAC Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center GLM generalized linear model SWH significant wave height GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System GPS Global Positioning System USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate USGS U.S. Geological Survey Experiment VLM vertical land motion IB inverse barometer InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar WGI World Glacier Inventory IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change XBT expendable bathythermograph 201

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