CCN

cloud condensation nuclei

CDOM

colored dissolved organic matter

CEOS

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

CERES

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System

CES

Committee on Earth Studies

CHEM

satellite to measure atmospheric chemistry

CMIS

Conical Scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder

CNES

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

CrIS

Cross-Track Infrared Sounder

CRWP

Climate Requirements Workshop Report

CSA

Canadian Space Agency

CZCS

Coastal Zone Color Scanner

DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DIAL

Differential Absorption Laser

DMS

dimethyl sulfide

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

EC

elemental carbon

ECS

EOSDIS Core System

EDR

environmental data record

ENSO

El Niño/Southern Oscillation

ENVISAT

Environmental Satellite (European Space Agency's first research polar platform)

EO-1

Earth Observer 1, first satellite of the New Millennium Program

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOS AM

Earth Observing System Morning Satellite

EOS PM

Earth Observing System Afternoon Satellite

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EOSP

Earth Observing Scanning Polarimeter

EP

Earth Probes

ERB

Earth Radiation Budget

ERBE

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS

Earth Radiation Budget Satellite

EROS

Earth Resources Observation Satellite or System

ER-2

NASA-ER2 high-altitude research aircraft

ERS

Earth Resources Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ESS

Earth System Science

ESSIPs

Earth System Science Information Partnerships

ESSP

Earth System Science Pathfinder

ESTAR

Electronically Scanned Thinned Array Radiometer

ETM+

Enhanced Thematic Mapper

EUMETSAT

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FIFE

First ISLSCP Field Experiment

FMOC

Fleet Meteorology and Oceanography Center



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