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AAPP
ATOVS and AVHRR Pre-processing Package
AATSR
Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer
ABBA
Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
ABI
Advanced Baseline Imager
ABS
Advanced Baseline Sounder
ACARS
Aircraft Communications and Reporting System
AE
Auto-Estimator
AIRS
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
ALADIN
Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
ALOS
Advanced Land Observing Satellite
AMSR
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
AMSR-E
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS
AMSU
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
AMSU-A
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
AMW
Atmospheric Motion Vectors
AOD
Aerosol Optical Depth
APS
Aerosol Polarimeter Sensor
ARAD
Atmospheric Research and Applications Division
ArcGP
Arctic Gravity Project
ASADA
Automated Smoke and Aerosol Detection Algorithm
ASAR
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
ASCAT
Advanced Wind Scatterometer
ASOS
Automated Surface Observing System
ASPB
Advanced Satellite Products Branch
ATMS
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
ATOVS
Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
AUTEC
Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AWIPS
Advanced Weather Information Display System
CALIPSO
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation
Cal/Val
Calibration & Validation
CCRI
Climate Change Research Initiative
CCRS
Canada Center for Remote Sensing
CDR
Climate Data Record
CEO
Coasts, Estuaries, and Oceans
CERES
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
CHAMP
Challenging Mini Satellite Payload
CICS
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
CIORS
Cooperative Institute for Ocean Remote Sensing
CIOSS
Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies
CIMSS
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CIRA
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
CLAVR
Clouds from AVHRR
CMDL
Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory
CMIS
Conically Scanning Microwave Image/Sounder
CMOD4
C-Band Model Function
CNES
French Space Agency
COMET
Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology
CONUS
Continental United States
CORL
Consolidated Observations Requirements List
CoRP
Cooperative Research Program
COSMIC
Constellation Observing Satellites for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate
CPC
Climate Prediction Center
CPUE
Catch Per Unit Effort
CREIOS
Coral Reef Ecosystem Integrated Observing System
CrIS
Cross-track Infrared Sounder
CRAD
Climate Research and Applications Division
CREST
Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
CRW
Coral Reef Watch
CSA
Canadian Space Agency
CSTARS
University of Miami Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing
CSU
Colorado State University
CUNY
City University of New York
CW/OW
CoastWatch/OceanWatch
DAAC
Distributed Active Archives Center
DAO
Data Assimilation Office
DHW
Degree Heating Weeks
DMSP
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DOC
Department of Commerce
DoD
Department of Defense
DORIS
Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
DWL
Doppler Wind Lidar
EDC
EROS Data Center
EDR
Environmental Data Record
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
ENSO
El Nino Southern Oscillation
EOS
Earth Observation System/Satellite
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
ERB
Earth Radiation Budget
ERBS
Earth Radiation Budget Sensor
EROS
Earth Resources Observation System
ERS
European Remote Sensing
ESA
European Space Agency
ESSIC
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
ETL
Environmental Technology Laboratory
EUMETSAT
European Meteorological Satellite
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FRP
Federal Response Plan
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
GDAS
Global Data Assimilation System
GDR
Geophysical Data Record
GEOCAT
Geostationary Cloud Algorithm Testbed
GEOSS
Global Environment Observation System of Systems
GEST
Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center
GEWEX
Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
GFO
GeoSAT Follow-On
GFS
Global Forecasting System
GIS
Geographical Information System
GLAS
Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
GMSRA
GOES Multi-Spectral Rainfall Algorithm
GOES
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GOES-R3
GOES-R Risk Reduction
GOME-2
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GOOS
Global Ocean Observing System
GMS
Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
GPCP
Global Precipitation Climatology Project
GPSOS
GPS Occultation Sensor
GPS/RO
Global Positioning System/Radio Occultation
GRAS
GPS Radio Atmospheric Sounder
GSC
Geological Survey of Canada
GSFC
Goddard Space Flight Center
GSIP
GOES Surface and Insolation Project
GSLR
Global Sea Level Rise
GTS
Global Telecommunications System
GVI
Global Vegetation Index
GVF
Global Vegetation Fraction
H-E
Hydro-Estimator
HAB
Harmful Algal Bloom
HES
Hyperspectral Environmental Suite
HIRS
High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
IASI
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
IFCT
Instrument Functional Chain Team
IFFA
Interactive Flash Flood Analyzer
IGAP
International Global Aerosol Program
IGBP
International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
(or) International Global Biosphere Program
IGOS
Integrated Global Observing Strategy
IJPS
Initial Joint Polar System
IMI
Irish Marine Institute
InSAR
Interferometric SAR
INSAT
Indian National Satellite
IOCCG
International Ocean Color Coordinating Group
IOOS
Integrated Ocean Observing System
IORD
Integrated Operational Requirements Document
IPO
Integrated Program Office
IR
Infrared
IT
Information Technology
ITT
Information Technology Team (new name for TST)
JAXA
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JCSDA
Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
JMA
Japanese Meteorological Agency
JPL
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPSS
Joint Polar Satellite System
JTWC
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
LaRC
Langley Research Center
LDAS
Land Data Assimilation System
LEOCAT
Low Earth Orbiting Cloud Algorithm Testbed
LRC
Lesser Regional Contingency
LSA
Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry
MAS
MODIS Airborne Simulator
MECB
Marine Ecosystems and Climate Branch
MERIS
Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
METOP
Meteorological Operations Platform
MHS
Microwave Humidity Sounder
MIRS
Microwave Integrated Retrieval System
MOBY
Marine Optical Buoy
MOCE
Marine Optical Characterization Experiment
MODIS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-Radiometer
MOU/MOA
Memorandums of Understanding and Agreement
MSG
METEOSAT Second Generation
MSMR
Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer
MSU
Microwave Sounding Unit
MTG
METEOSAT Third Generation
MW
Microwave
NAAPS
Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDA
National Space Development Agency of Japan
NAVOCEANO
Naval Oceanographic Office
NCAR
National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCCOS
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NCEP
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCEP/NCAR
National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research
NDE
NPOESS Data Exploitation
NDVI
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NESDIS
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NGA
National Geospatial Agency
NGDC
National Geophysical Data Center
NHC
National Hurricane Center
NIC
NOAA National Ice Center
NIMA
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIST
National Institute of Science and Technology
NMFS
National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOS
National Ocean Service
NPOESS
National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPP
NPOESS Preparatory Project
NRC
National Research Council
NRCS
Normalized Radar Cross-Section
NRL
Naval Research Laboratory
NRT
Near-Real-Time
NSF
National Science Foundation
NWP
Numerical Weather Prediction
NWS
National Weather Service
OAR
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
OCM
Ocean Color Monitor
ODDAB
Ocean Dynamics and data Assimilation Branch
OH
Office of Hydrology
OHC
Ocean Heat Content
OLR
Outgoing Longwave Radiation
OLS
Optical Linescan System
OMI
Ozone Monitoring Instrument
OMPS
Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite
OPDB
Operational Products Development Branch
OPT
Ozone Processing Team
ORA
Office of Research and Applications
ORAD
Oceanic Research and Applications Division
OSCAR
Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time
OSDAD
Office of Satellite Data Processing
OSDPD
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution
OSSE
Observing System (Simulation) Experiment
PALSAR
Japanese Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
PATMOS
Pathfinder Atmosphere
PEFL
NOAA Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory
PMEL
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
POES
Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites
POP
Product Oversight Panel
PPBES
Project, Planning, Budgeting and Execution System
QPE
Quantitative Precipitation Estimation
QPF
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
RADS
Radar Altimetry Database System
RAMMB
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch
RAMSDIS
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Team Advanced Meteorological Satellite Demonstration and Interpretation System
R&D
Research and Development
RFI
Radio Frequency Interference
RPP
Research Project Plan
RT
Radiative Transfer
RTTOV
Radiative Transfer for TOVS
SAGE
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment
SAR
Synthetic Aperture Radar
SBA
Satellite Bleaching Alert
SBUV/2
Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectral Radiometer, MOD 2
SCaMPR
Self-Calibrating Multivariate Precipitation Retrieval
SDS
Scientific Data Stewardship
SECW
Southeast CoastWatch Program
SEVIRI
Synthetic Aperture Radar
SMCD
Satellite Meteorological and Climatology Division
SNO
Simultaneous Nadir Overpass
SOCD
Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division
SOSB
Satellite Ocean Sensors Branch
SPB
Sensor Physics Branch
SPC
Storm Prediction Center
SPS
Science Project Summaries
SRSO
Super-Rapid Scan Operations
SSF
Single Scanner Footprint TOA/Surface Fluxes and Clouds
SSM/I
Special Sensor Microwave Imager
SSMIS
Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
SSR
Sea Surface Roughness
SST
Sea Surface Temperature
STAR
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
TARFOX
Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment
TCFP
Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability
TCHP
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential
TIROS
Television and Infrared Observation Satellite
TOMS
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
TOPEX
Ocean Topography Experiment (A Sensor)
TOVS
TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
TRMM
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
TST
Technical Support Team
UCAR
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
UKMO
United Kingdom Meteorological Office
UMBC
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
USCG
United States Coast Guard
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USGS
United States Geological Survey
USGCRP
U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan
USWRP
United States Weather Research Program
VCI
Vegetation Condition Index
VIIRS
Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite
VIRS
Visible Infrared Scanner
VIS
Visual Imaging System
VISIT
Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer
WCRP
World Climate Research program
WF_ABBA
Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
WINDEX
Wind Experiment
WIPE
World-Wide Web Image Processing Environment
WMSI
Wet Microburst Severity Index
WMO
World Meteorological Organization
WRF
Weather Research & Forecasting

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