Appendix E: Acronyms

BGC

Board on Global Change

CDIAC

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CEES

Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences

CGED

Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data

CIESIN

Consortium for International Earth Sciences Information Network

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

GCDIS

Global Change Data and Information System

HDP

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IODA

Issue Oriented Data Activities

IWGDMGC

Interagency Working Group on Data Management for Global Change

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NDVI

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

SDTS

Spatial Data Transfer Standard

USGCRP

U.S. Global Change Research Program

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

WCRP

World Climate Research Programme



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1993 DATA FORUM: A Review of an Implementation Plan for U.S. Global Change Data and Information System Appendix E: Acronyms BGC Board on Global Change CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center CEES Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences CGED Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Sciences Information Network EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee GCDIS Global Change Data and Information System HDP Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme IODA Issue Oriented Data Activities IWGDMGC Interagency Working Group on Data Management for Global Change NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCDC National Climatic Data Center NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation SDTS Spatial Data Transfer Standard USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USGS U.S. Geological Survey WCRP World Climate Research Programme

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