Acronyms.


AM

morning crossing of the equator

APT

automatic picture transmission

ATS

applications technology satellite

AVCS

advanced vidicon camera system

AVN

aviation model

AVHRR

advanced very high resolution radiometer


CDA

command and data acquisition

CEMSCS

central environmental satellite computer system


DAPS

data collection system automated processing system

DCS

data collection system

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD

Department of Defense


ERBE

Earth radiation budget experiment

ERL

early eta run

ERS

European remote-sensing satellite

ESSA

environmental survey satellite

EUMETSAT

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites


GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

GOES

geostationary operational environmental satellite(s)



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--> Acronyms. AM morning crossing of the equator APT automatic picture transmission ATS applications technology satellite AVCS advanced vidicon camera system AVN aviation model AVHRR advanced very high resolution radiometer CDA command and data acquisition CEMSCS central environmental satellite computer system DAPS data collection system automated processing system DCS data collection system DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOD Department of Defense ERBE Earth radiation budget experiment ERL early eta run ERS European remote-sensing satellite ESSA environmental survey satellite EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites GMT Greenwich Mean Time GOES geostationary operational environmental satellite(s)

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--> HIRS high-resolution infrared radiation sounder IR infrared ITOS improved TIROS operational system LST local standard time METEOSAT the European geostationary meteorological satellite METOP the European meteorological operational satellite in polar orbit MRF medium range forecast MSO mesoscale eta run MSU microwave sounding unit NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NGM nested grid model NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service NWSMC National Weather Service Modernization Committee PACS polar acquisition and control subsystem PD probability distribution PM evening crossing of the equator POES polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite(s) RAMSDIS regional and mesoscale satellite data information system RUC rapid update cycle SAO Systems Acquisition Office SAR search and rescue SARSAT search and rescue satellite aided tracking SBUV solar backscatter ultraviolet spectrometer SEM space environment monitor SIRS satellite infrared spectrometer SMS synchronous meteorological satellite SOCC Satellite Operations Control Center SPM solar proton monitor SR scanning radiometer

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--> SSCC spin scan cloud camera SSM/I special sensor microwave/imager SSU stratospheric sounding unit TIROS television and infrared observation satellite TOVS TIROS operational vertical sounder VHRR very high resolution radiometer VISSR visible infrared spin scan radiometer VTPR vertical temperature profile radiometer WEFAX weather facsimile (broadcasts from GOES)

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