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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