Acronyms


ACRIM

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor

AMSR

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer

API

application program interface

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE archive)

ASF

Alaska SAR Facility

ASP

Alaska SAR Processor

ASTER

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

AVHRR

Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer


BOREAS

Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study


CERES

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System

CGED

Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data (NRC)

CIESIN

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Networks

CIRES

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (University of Colorado)

COTS

commercial off-the-shelf

CZCS

Coastal Zone Color Scanner


DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center

DAO

Data Assimilation Office (GSFC)

DEM

digital elevation model

DLT

digital linear tape

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOE

Department of Energy



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Review of NASA'S Distributed Active Archive Centers Acronyms ACRIM Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer API application program interface ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE archive) ASF Alaska SAR Facility ASP Alaska SAR Processor ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer AVHRR Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System CGED Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data (NRC) CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Science Information Networks CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (University of Colorado) COTS commercial off-the-shelf CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DAO Data Assimilation Office (GSFC) DEM digital elevation model DLT digital linear tape DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DOE Department of Energy

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Review of NASA'S Distributed Active Archive Centers DVD digital video disk ECS EOSDIS Core System EDC EROS Data Center EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment EROS Earth Resources Observations Systems ERS-1,2 European Remote Sensing Satellites 1 and 2 ESA European Space Agency ESDIS Earth Science Data and Information System (Project Office) ESE Earth Science Enterprise (formerly Mission to Planet Earth) ESIP Earth Science Information Partner FIFE First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project Field Experiment FIRE First ISCCP Regional Experiment FTE full time equivalent ftp file transfer protocol GCMD Global Change Master Directory GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center GTOPO30Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set HDF Hierarchical Data Format IMS Information Management System ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project IWG Investigators Working Group (EOS) JERS-1 Japanese Earth Remote-Sensing Satellite JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LaRC Langley Research Center LaTIS Langley TRMM Information System LBA Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia MISR Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOPITT Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere MOU Memorandum of Understanding MTPE Mission to Planet Earth (renamed Earth Science Enterprise) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPP Net Primary Production NRC National Research Council NSCAT NASA Scatterometer NSF National Science Foundation

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Review of NASA'S Distributed Active Archive Centers NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory PGE Product Generation Executable PO.DAAC Physical Oceanography DAAC (JPL) PoDAG Polar DAAC User Working Group (NSIDC) SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SAP Science Advisory Panel SAR synthetic aperture radar SeaSat Sea Satellite SeaWiFS Sea-Viewing Wide-Field-of-View Sensor SEDAC Socio-Economic DAAC (CIESIN) SIR-C Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOPEX/Poseidon Ocean Topography Experiment TOVS Television and Infrared Observation Satellite Operational Vertical Sounder TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission USGS U.S. Geological Survey USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program UWG User Working Group VIRS Visible Infrared Scanner WDC World Data Center WWW World Wide Web