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Acronyms And Abbreviations


AA

astronomy and astrophysics

ADEOS

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite

AgRISTARS

Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys Through Aerospace Remote Sensing

AHST

advanced human support technology

AO

announcement of opportunity

ATD

advanced technology development

AURA

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

AXAF

Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility


BR&C

biomedical research and countermeasures


CFC

chlorofluorocarbon

CT

computed tomography


DA

data analysis


ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ES

Earth science

ESA

European Space Agency

ESSP

Earth System Science Pathfinder (program)

EUV

extreme ultraviolet


FFRDC

federally funded research and development center

FUSE

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

FY

fiscal year


GB&E

gravitational biology and ecology



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Supporting Research and Data Analysis in NASA's Science Programs: Engines for Innovation and Synthesis C Acronyms And Abbreviations AA astronomy and astrophysics ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite AgRISTARS Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys Through Aerospace Remote Sensing AHST advanced human support technology AO announcement of opportunity ATD advanced technology development AURA Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy AXAF Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility BR&C biomedical research and countermeasures CFC chlorofluorocarbon CT computed tomography DA data analysis ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System EPA Environmental Protection Agency ES Earth science ESA European Space Agency ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder (program) EUV extreme ultraviolet FFRDC federally funded research and development center FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer FY fiscal year GB&E gravitational biology and ecology

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Supporting Research and Data Analysis in NASA's Science Programs: Engines for Innovation and Synthesis GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (program) GRO Gamma Ray Observatory GSRP Graduate Student Research Program (NASA) HEDS human exploration and development of space HRTEM high-resolution transmission electron miscroscopy HSCT high-speed civil transport HST Hubble Space Telescope IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility ISEE International Sun-Earth Explorer ISS International Space Station JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LACIE Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment Landsat land remote-sensing satellite LPX lunar and planetary exploration LS life science MGS microgravity science MIDEX Medium Explorer MO&DA Mission operations and data analysis MR magnetic resonance MURED Minority University Research and Education Division (NASA) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCEP National Centers for Environmental Protection NEAR Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous NICMOS Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer NIH National Institutes of Health NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRA NASA research announcement NRC National Research Council NSCAT NASA Scatterometer NSF National Science Foundation NSIPP NASA Seasonal to Interannual Prediction Project OES Office of Earth Science (NASA) OLMSA Office of Life and Microgravity Science and Applications (NASA) OMB Office of Management and Budget OMTPE Office of Mission to Planet Earth (NASA) OSAT Office of Space Access and Technology (NASA) OSF Office of Space Flight (NASA) OSS Office of Space Science (NASA) P&A physics and astronomy PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon PI principal investigator PIDDP Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program R&A research and analysis R&DA research and data analysis

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Supporting Research and Data Analysis in NASA's Science Programs: Engines for Innovation and Synthesis SAR synthetic aperture radar SEASAT Sea Satellite SFC smaller, faster, cheaper SGER Small Grants for Exploratory Research (NSF program) S-I seasonal-to-interannual SMEX Small Explorer SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SPADE Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosol and Dynamics Expedition (NASA) SSB Space Studies Board SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager SSP space and solar physics STAR Science to Achieve Results (program) STScI Space Telescope Science Institute TEM transmission electron microscopy TOGA Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (program) TRACE Transition Region and Coronal Explorer UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite UAV uncrewed aerial vehicle UNEX University Explorer Program URC University Research Center USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USRA Universities Space Research Association