ACRONYMS

ACRE

Advanced Clock and Range Experiment

ARISTOTELES

Gravity Gradient Satellite of the European Space Agency

AS

Antispoofing (of GPS satellite signal)

BE-C

NASA “Beason-C” Satellite Mission

BIPM

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures

CDDIS

Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (NASA Crustal Dynamics Project)

CDP

Crustal Dynamics Project, NASA

CF

Center of figure

CIGNET

Cooperative International GPS Network

CM

Center of mass

DORIS

Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite

DSN

Deep Space Network

ESA

European Space Agency

EDM

Electronic Distance Measurement

EOS

Earth Observing Satellite

ERDE

Extended Research and Development Experiment

ERS-1

Earth Resources Satellite of the European Space Agency

FAGS

Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services

FLINN

Fiducial Laboratories for an International Natural science Network

GEO-1K

Geodetic Earth Orbiting (low-altitude satellite at 1.5 km)

GEOS

Geodynamics Experimental Ocean Satellite

GEOSAT

Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite

GEOSCOPE

French Global Long-Period Seismometers Network



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INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL NETWORK OF FIDUCIAL STATIONS: SCIENTIFIC AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES ACRONYMS ACRE Advanced Clock and Range Experiment ARISTOTELES Gravity Gradient Satellite of the European Space Agency AS Antispoofing (of GPS satellite signal) BE-C NASA “Beason-C” Satellite Mission BIPM Bureau International des Poids et Mesures CDDIS Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (NASA Crustal Dynamics Project) CDP Crustal Dynamics Project, NASA CF Center of figure CIGNET Cooperative International GPS Network CM Center of mass DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite DSN Deep Space Network ESA European Space Agency EDM Electronic Distance Measurement EOS Earth Observing Satellite ERDE Extended Research and Development Experiment ERS-1 Earth Resources Satellite of the European Space Agency FAGS Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services FLINN Fiducial Laboratories for an International Natural science Network GEO-1K Geodetic Earth Orbiting (low-altitude satellite at 1.5 km) GEOS Geodynamics Experimental Ocean Satellite GEOSAT Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite GEOSCOPE French Global Long-Period Seismometers Network

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INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL NETWORK OF FIDUCIAL STATIONS: SCIENTIFIC AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES GIG'91 First GPS IERS and Geodynamics Experiment GIS Geographic Information System GLONASS USSR Global Navigation Satellite System GLRS Geoscience Laser Ranging System GOOS Global Ocean Observing System GOTEX GPS Orbit Tracking Experiment GP-B Gravity Probe-B GPS Global Positioning System GSE The Group of Scientific Experts GSN Global Seismic Network IABGN International Absolute Gravity Base Station Network IAG International Association of Geodesy IAGA International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy IAHS International Association of Hydrological Sciences IAMAP International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics IAPSO International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean IASPEI International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior IAVCEI International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth 's Interior IDA International Deployment of Accelerometers Network IERS International Earth Rotation Service IGS International GPS Geodynamics Service INTERMAGNET INTERnational real-time geoMAGnetic observatory NETwork IPMS International Polar Motion Service IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology ISOP International Seismological Observing Period IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics LAGEOS Laser Geodynamics Satellite LLR Lunar Laser Ranging

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INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL NETWORK OF FIDUCIAL STATIONS: SCIENTIFIC AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES MERIT (An international program to) Monitor the Earth's Rotation and Intercompare the Techniques of observation NEOS National Earth Orientation Service PGGA Permanent GPS Geodetic Array PLATO Permanent Large Array of Terrestrial Observatories PPS Precise Positioning System PRARE Precise Range and Range-rate Experiment (German) PRAREE PRARE Extended Version QUASAR USSR Very Long Baseline Interferometric Network of radio telescopes RSL Relative Sea Level SA Selective Availability (of GPS satellite signal) SEASAT Sea Satellite SLR Satellite Laser Ranging SPOT Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre SPS Standard Positioning System TOPEX/ USA/French system to measure sea surface topography POSEIDON for determination of global ocean circulation and to improve the Earth's gravity model TRANET TRAnsit NETwork TRF Terrestrial Reference Frame UT1 A version of Universal Time based upon time observations at a number of observatories UTC Coordinated Universal Time, based on an atomic standard of time VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry

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