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Finding the Forest in the Trees: The Challenge of Combining Diverse Environmental Data B List of Abbreviations and Acronyms AISC Assessment and Information Services Center ANC Acid neutralizing capacity ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (Program) AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study CalCOFI California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigation CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory CEES Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences CIAD Climate Impact Assessment Division of NOAA's Assessment and Information Services Center CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DBMS Data Base Management System DDRP Direct/Delayed Response Project DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency EROS Earth Resources Observing System ERP Episodic Response Project ESD Environmental Sciences Division FCMA Fisheries Conservation and Management Act FIFE First ISLSCP Field Experiment FSDB Forest Science Data Bank GIS Geographic Information System
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Finding the Forest in the Trees: The Challenge of Combining Diverse Environmental Data GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program ILWAS Integrated Lake-Watershed Acidification Study ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project LTER Long-Term Ecological Research (Program) MAGIC Model of Acidification of Groundwater in Catchments NADP Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate NAPAP National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NDVI Normalized Data Vegetation Index NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSWS National Surface Water Survey ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy PC Personal computer QA Quality assurance QC Quality control USAID U.S. Agency for International Development USNC U.S. National Committee WAIS Wide Area Information Servers WMO World Meteorological Organization
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