Appendix D

ACRONYMNS

ACRIMSAT

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite

AMSU

Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

CDR

Climate Data Record

EOS

Earth Observing System

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GPS

Global Positioning System

hPa

hecto-Pascals

MSU

Microwave Sounding Unit

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP

NPOESS Preparatory Project

NRC

National Research Council

NWS

National Weather Service

POES

Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites

QuikScat

Quick Scatterometer

RTO

NRC Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations

SMMR

SeaSat Multi-frequency Microwave Radiometer

SSM/I

Special Sensor Microwave Imager

SSU

Stratospheric Sounding Unit

TMI

TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission) Microwave Imager

TOAR

TIROS (Television and Infrared Observation Satellite) Operational Anomaly Report



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Improving Atmospheric Temperature Monitoring Capabilities Appendix D ACRONYMNS ACRIMSAT Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit CDR Climate Data Record EOS Earth Observing System GCOS Global Climate Observing System GPS Global Positioning System hPa hecto-Pascals MSU Microwave Sounding Unit NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service POES Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites QuikScat Quick Scatterometer RTO NRC Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations SMMR SeaSat Multi-frequency Microwave Radiometer SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit TMI TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission) Microwave Imager TOAR TIROS (Television and Infrared Observation Satellite) Operational Anomaly Report