Acronym Glossary
ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite
AM-1 Not an acronym, used to designate the morning platform of EOS
ARGOS Not an acronym, name given to data collection and location system
on the NOAA Operational Satellites
ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and
Reflection Radiometer (Japanese)
ATR Analog Tape Recorder
AU Astronomical Unit
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AZ/EL Azimuth Elevation
BATS Bermuda Atlantic Time Series
BBSR Bermuda Biological Station for Research
BRDF Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function
Cal/Val Calibration/Validation
CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
CHORS Center for Hydro-Optics and Remote Sensing
ChUI Character-based User Interface
CL Clock
CNE Center Network Environment
CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner
D Data
DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center
DCF Data Capture Facility
DOE Department of Energy
DOMSAT Domestic Satellite
ENVISAT Environmental Satellite
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System
ESA European Space Agency
FDDI Fiber Data Distribution Interface
FDF Flight Dynamics Facility
FF Frame Formatter
FIFO First-In-First-Out (Memory configuration)
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FY Fiscal Year
GAC Global Area Coverage
GDAAC Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center
GLI Global Imager
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GPS Global Positioning System
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GUI Graphical User Interface
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HDLC High-Level Data Link Control (Communication protocol)
HRPT High Resolution Picture Transmission
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
IDL Interactive Data Language
IDS Interdisciplinary Science
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IF Intermediate Frequency
IIRV Improved Inter-Range Vector (For antenna pointing)
IMS Information Management System
IR Infrared
L/D Low noise amplifier/Down converter
L0 Level-0, Raw Data
L1A Level-1A, Calibrated radiances
L2 Level-2, Derived products
L3 Level-3, Gridded and averaged derived products
LAC Local Area Coverage
MERIS Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
MET Meteorological Ancillary Data
MISR Multi-Angle Imaging Spectroradiometer
MLML Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
MOBY Marine Optical Buoy
MOCE Marine Optical Characterization Experiment
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MOPITT Measure of Pollution in the Troposphere (Canadian)
MOS Marine Observing System

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASCOM NASA Communications
NASDA National Space Development Agency (Japanese)
NCC Network Control Center
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRA NASA Research Announcement
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NRZ-L Non-Return-to-Zero Level
NRZ-S Non-Return-to-Zero Space
NSCAT NASA Scatterometer
NSF National Science Foundation
OCTS Ocean Color Temperature Scanner
ONR Office of Naval Research
OSC Orbital Sciences Corporation
PC (IBM) Personal Computer
PlyMBODy Plymouth Marine Bio-Optical Data Buoy
PM-1 Not an acronym, used to designate the afternoon platform of EOS
PML Plymouth Marine Laboratory
PML/AMT Plymouth Marine Laboratory/Atlantic Meridional Transect
PSAT Predicted Satellite Acquisition Time (For antenna tracking)
QC Quality Control
R&A Research and Applications
RAM Random Access Memory
RCS Reaction Control Subsystem
Rx Receiver
SAR-SAT Search and Rescue Satellite
SDACS Satellite Data Acquisition and Control
SDPS SeaWiFS Data Processing System
SeaBASS SeaWiFS Bio-Optical Archive and Storage System
SeaDAS SeaWiFS Data Analysis System
SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
SGI Silicon Graphics, Incorporated
SIRREX SeaWiFS Intercalibration Round-Robin Experiment
SOC Satellite Operations Center
SOGS SeaStar Operations Ground Subsystem
SWG Science Working Group
TBD To Be Determined
TD Tape Drive
TDI Time Delay and Integration
TIROS Television Infrared Observation Satellite
TM Technical Memorandum
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
TOPEX Topography Experiment
TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
UCSB University of California at Santa Barbara
USSC United States Space Command
UV Ultraviolet
VHF Very High Frequency
WFF Wallops Flight Facility
WWW World Wide Web

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