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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

AA

Associate Administrator

AAAC

Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee

ACE

Advanced Composition Explorer

AGs

assessment groups

AIM

Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere

AirMOSS

Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface

ALMA

Atacama Large Millimeter Array

ARTEMIS

Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun

AST

NSF Astronomical Sciences Division

ASTER

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

Astro2000

2000 astronomy decadal survey: Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium

Astro2010

2010 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey: New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

ATTREX

Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment

   
CAA

Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics

CALIPSO

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

CAPTEM

Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials

CARVE

Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment

CATE

cost and technical evaluation

CEOS

Committee on Earth Observing Systems

CGRO

Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

CINDI

Coupled Ion-Neutral Dynamics Investigation

CoBRA

Complexity Based Risk Assessment

ConX

Constellation-X Observatory

COPAG

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group

COSPAR

Committee on Space Research

CSA

Canadian Space Agency

CYGNSS

Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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DISCOVER-AQ

Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality

DKIST

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior

DRIVE

Diversify, Realize, Integrate, Venture, Educate

DSN

Deep Space Network

   
Earth2007

2007 Earth science and applications from space decadal survey: Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond

EO-1

Earth Observing-1

EOS

Earth Observing System

ESA

European Space Agency

EXIST

Energetic X-ray Survey Telescope

   
FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FY

fiscal year

   
G-MOWG

Geospace Management Operations Working Group

GMT

Giant Magellan Telescope

GOLD

Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk

GP-B

Gravity Probe-B

GPM

Global Precipitation Measurement

GRACE

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

GRACE FO

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On

GSMT

Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope

   
Helio2013

2013 solar and space physics decadal survey: Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society

HEOMD

NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

HS-3

Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel

HST

Hubble Space Telescope

   
IBEX

Interstellar Boundary Explorer

ICESat-2

Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2

ICON

Ionospheric Connection Explorer

IIP

Instrument Incubator Program

IRIS

Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph

ISG

infrastructure study group

ISSI

International Space Station Institute

IXO

International X-ray Observatory

   
JAXA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JEO

Jupiter Europa Orbiter

JUICE

Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer

JWST

James Webb Space Telescope

   
LADEE

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer

LEAG

Lunar Exploration Analysis Group

LISA

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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LRO

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

LSST

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

LWS

Living With a Star

LWS-MOWG

Living With a Star Management Operations Working Group

   
MAVEN

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission

MAX-C

Mars Astrobiology Explorer-Cacher

MEPAG

Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group

MER

Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit and Opportunity)

MESSENGER

MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging

MGN

Magellan (Venus Radar Mapper)

MMS

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

MO

Mars Observer

MOO

Mission of Opportunity

MOWG

management operations working group

MREFC

NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

MRI

Major Research Instrumentation

MRO

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

MSL

Mars Science Laboratory

MSR

Mars Sample Return

   
NAC

NASA Advisory Council

NAFCOM

NASA/Air Force Cost Model

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NEO

Near-Earth Object

NF4

New Frontiers 4

NF5

New Frontiers 5

NICER

Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NuSTAR

Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

   
OCO-2

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPAG

Outer Planets Analysis Group

OSIRIS-REx

Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer

OSTM

Ocean Surface Topography Mission

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy

   
PDR

preliminary design review

PDS

Planetary Data System

PI

principal investigator

Planetary2011

2011 planetary science decadal survey: Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

PPP

program prioritization panel

PSD

NASA Planetary Science Division

   
QuikSCAT

Quick Scatterometer

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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R&A

research and analysis activities

RFI

request for information

RHESSI

Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager

ROSES

research opportunities in space and Earth sciences

   
SAFIR

Single Aperture Far-InfraRed observatory

SAGE III

Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment

SBAG

Small Bodies Analysis Group

SDO

Solar Dynamics Observatory

SFP

science frontier panel

SH-MOWG

Solar-Heliosphere Management Operations Working Group

SIM

Space Interferometry Mission; originally proposed in the 1990 astronomy decadal survey as AIM: Astronomical Interferometry Mission

SMAP

Soil Moisture Active-Passive

SMD

NASA Science Mission Directorate

SOC

Spacecraft Operations Centre

SOFIA

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

SOHO

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

SORCE

Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment

SPP

Solar Probe Plus

SRA

supporting research and analysis

SSB

Space Studies Board

STEREO

Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory

STMD

NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

STP

Solar Terrestrial Probe

Suomi NPP

Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership

SWOT

Surface Water Ocean Topography Mission

   
TEMPO

Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution

TESS

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

THEMIS

Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms

TIMED

Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics

TMT

Thirty Meter Telescope

TOPEX/POSEIDON

Topography Experiment/Poseidon

TPF

Terrestrial Planet Finder

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

TWINS

Two Wide-Angle Imaging Neutral-Atom Spectrometers

   
UARS

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

   
VEXAG

Venus Exploration Analysis Group

VGR

Voyager

VLA

Very Large Array

VLBA

Very Long Baseline Array

   
WBS

work breakdown structure

WFIRST

Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope

   
XMM-Newton

X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission Newton

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. The Space Science Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21788.
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The National Research Council has conducted 11 decadal surveys in the Earth and space sciences since 1964 and released the latest four surveys in the past 8 years. The decadal surveys are notable in their ability to sample thoroughly the research interest, aspirations, and needs of a scientific community. Through a rigorous process, a primary survey committee and thematic panels of community members construct a prioritized program of science goals and objectives and define an executable strategy for achieving them. These reports play a critical role in defining the nation's agenda in that science area for the following 10 years, and often beyond.

The Space Science Decadal Surveys considers the lessons learned from previous surveys and presents options for possible changes and improvements to the process, including the statement of task, advanced preparation, organization, and execution. This report discusses valuable aspects of decadal surveys that could taken further, as well as some challenges future surveys are likely to face in searching for the richest areas of scientific endeavor, seeking community consensus of where to go next, and planning how to get there. The Space Science Decadal Surveys describes aspects in the decadal survey prioritization process, including balance in the science program and across the discipline; balance between the needs of current researchers and the development of the future workforce; and balance in mission scale - smaller, competed programs versus large strategic missions.

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