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

GTOPO30

Global 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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