Appendix A

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ALOS

Advanced Land Observing Satellite

ASAR

Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ESA)

CES

Committee on Earth Studies

DEM

Digital elevation model

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

ERS

Earth Resources Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ESIP

Earth Science Information Partners

GPS

Global Positioning System

HH

Radar horizontal polarized transmission, horizontal polarized reception

IGOS

Integrated Global Observing Strategy

JERS

Japan's Earth Resources Satellite

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

MITI

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan)

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OES

Office of Earth Science (NASA; formerly Office of Mission to Planet Earth)

PALSAR

Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (Japan)

RAR

Real aperture radar

SAR

Synthetic aperture radar

SIR

Shuttle Imaging Radar

SRL

Shuttle Radar Laboratory

SRTM

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

TIR

Thermal infrared

VNIR

Visible near-infrared

VV

Radar vertical polarized transmission, vertical polarized reception



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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF SMALL SPACEBORNE SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADARS Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations ALOS Advanced Land Observing Satellite ASAR Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ESA) CES Committee on Earth Studies DEM Digital elevation model EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System ERS Earth Resources Satellite ESA European Space Agency ESE Earth Science Enterprise ESIP Earth Science Information Partners GPS Global Positioning System HH Radar horizontal polarized transmission, horizontal polarized reception IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy JERS Japan's Earth Resources Satellite JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory MITI Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration OES Office of Earth Science (NASA; formerly Office of Mission to Planet Earth) PALSAR Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (Japan) RAR Real aperture radar SAR Synthetic aperture radar SIR Shuttle Imaging Radar SRL Shuttle Radar Laboratory SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission TIR Thermal infrared VNIR Visible near-infrared VV Radar vertical polarized transmission, vertical polarized reception

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