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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21741.
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APPENDIX G

Acronyms

ACC Antarctic Circumpolar Current
AFP antifreeze protein
AGS NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
AIL NSF Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
AIMS Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science
ANDRILL ANtarctic geological DRILLing
ARM DOE Atmospheric Radiation and Monitoring program
AST NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences
AUV autonomous underwater vehicle
BICEP Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization
BRP Blue Ribbon Panel
CCAMLR Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CI cyberinfrastructure
CLIVAR WCRP Climate Variability Program
CMB cosmic microwave background
COMNAP Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DSCS Defense Satellite Communications System
EAIS East Antarctic Ice Sheet
EAR NSF Division of Earth Sciences
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21741.
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ENSO El Niño–Southern Oscillation
EPICA European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GO-SHIP Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program
GPS Global Positioning System
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
IARPC Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
IODP International Ocean Discovery Program
LTER Long Term Ecological Research
MAPO Martin A. Pomerantz Observatory
MARAD U.S. Maritime Administration
MISI marine ice sheet instability
MREFC Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
MWP meltwater pulse
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NIH National Institutes of Health
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSF National Science Foundation
OCE NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
OOI Ocean Observatories Initiative
OSTP White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
PHY NSF Division of Physics
PI principal investigator
PINGU Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade
PLR NSF Division of Polar Programs
POLENET Polar Earth Observing Network
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21741.
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SAM Southern Annular Mode
SCAR Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research
SOCCOM Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System
SPT South Pole Telescope
STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
TDRS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
USAP U.S. Antarctic Program
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
UAV unmanned airborne vehicle (drone)
VLF very low frequency
WAIS West Antarctic Ice Sheet
WISSARD Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Project
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21741.
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