ERBE

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS

Earth Radiation Budget Satellite

ERS

Earth Resources Satellite

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ESSIPs

Earth System Science Information Partnerships

ESSP

Earth System Science Pathfinder

ETM+

Enhanced Thematic Mapper

EUMETSAT

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites


GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite


HRC

highly reflective cloud


IDPS

integrated data processing system

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

IIP

Instrument Incubator Program

IORD-1

Integrated Operational Requirements Document (First Version)

IPFT

Integrated Product Formulation Team

IPO

Integrated Program Office

ISO

International Organization for Standardization


LECT

local equatorial crossing time

LIDQA

Landsat Instrument Data Quality Assessment

LTA

long-term archive


METOP

Meteorological Operational satellite

METOP-3

EUMETSAT Operational Polar Orbiter 3

MODIS

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MODLAND

MODIS Land Group

MSU

Microwave Sounding Unit

MTF

modulation transfer function


NAOS

North American Atmospheric Observing System

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCDS

NPOESS Climate Data System

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service

NewDISS

New Data and Information System and Services

Nimbus-7

NASA Environmental Research Satellite Series, 7

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMP

New Millennium Program

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP

NPOESS Preparatory Project

NRA

NASA research announcement

NRC

National Research Council


OCTS

Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner

OI

optimum interpolation

OLR

outgoing longwave radiation



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