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Satellite Meterology Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Satellite Meterology Acronyms

  • ABBA — Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
  • ABI — Advanced Baseline Imager
  • ABS — Advanced Baseline Sounder
  • AC — Alternating Current
  • ACRIM — Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (EOS)
  • ADEOS — ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite (Japan)
  • AERI — Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
  • AIRS — Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (EOS)
  • AMRIR — Advanced Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
  • AMS — American Meteorological Society
  • AMSU — Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (EOS)
  • AO&SS — Atmospheric
  • AOS — (Department Of) Atmospheric And Oceanic Sciences
  • AOT — Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • APP — AVHRR Polar Pathfinder
  • ASPT — Advanced Satellite Products Team (NOAA/ORA)
  • ASTER — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission And Reflection Radiometer (EOS)
  • ATOVS — Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
  • AU — Astronomical Unit
  • AURA — Association of Universities For Research In Astronomy
  • AVHRR — Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • AVIRIS — Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer (JPL)
  • BIBEX — Biomass Burning Experiment
  • BIT — Binary Digit
  • C — Centigrade
  • CAC — Climate Analysis Center
  • CCR — Center For Climatic Research (IES)
  • CD-ROM — Compact Disc-Read Only Memory
  • CERES — Clouds And The Earth’s Radiant Energy System (EOS)
  • CFC — ChloroFluoroCarbon
  • CH4 — Methane
  • CIMSS — Cooperative Institute For Meteorological Satellite Studies
  • COMET — Cooperative Program For Operational Meteorology Education And Training (NOAA And UCAR)
  • COMSAT — COMmunications SATellite
  • CONUS — CONtinental (or CONterminus) United States
  • CPC — Climate Prediction Center (NWS Center)
  • CRAS — CIMSS Regional Assimilation System
  • CRIS — Cross-track Infrared Sounder
  • CSBT — Clear-Sky Brightness Temperature
  • DCS — Data Collection System (NOAA Polar Orbiting Satellites)
  • DOIT — Department of Information Technology (UW-MSN)
  • DORIS — Doppler Orbitography And Radiopositioning Integrated By Satellite (EOS)
  • DXS — Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer
  • EARTHKAM — Earth Knowledge Acquired By Middle-schoolers
  • ECMWF — European Centre For Medium-range Weather Forecasts
  • EDC — EROS Data Center
  • EM — ElectroMagnetic
  • ENSO — El Ni?o/Southern Oscillation
  • EOS — Earth Observing System
  • EOSDIS — Earth Observing System Data And Information System
  • EPA — Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
  • EPS — European Polar Satellite
  • ER-2 — Earth Resources (plane)
  • ERBE — Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
  • ERBS — Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
  • EROS — Earth Resources Observing System
  • ERS — ESA Remote Sensing Satellite
  • ERSC — Environmental Remote Sensing Center (IES)
  • ESE — Earth Science Enterprise (NASA)
  • ESMR — Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer
  • ESOC — European Satellite Operations Center
  • ESSA — Environmental Science Services Administration (preceded NOAA)
  • ESSP — Earth System Science Pathfinder Mission (ESSP)
  • EUMETSAT — EUropean Organization For The Exploitation of METeorological SATellites
  • FLAMBE — Fire Locating And Monitoring of Burning Emissions
  • FSL — Forecast Systems Laboratory (a NOAA ERL)
  • FTS — Fourier Transform Spectrometer (HIS
  • GAC — Global Area Coverage
  • GARS — GOES Archive And Retrieval System
  • GASP — GOES Aerosol Smoke Product
  • GEOSAT — GEOdetic SATellite
  • GEWEX — Global Energy And Water Cycle EXperiment (WCRP)
  • GIFTS — Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
  • GLOBE — Global Learning And Observations To Benefit The Environment
  • GMS — Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
  • GMT — Greenwich Mean Time (repl. By UTC)
  • GOES — Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
  • GPS — Global Positioning System
  • H2O — Water (vapor)
  • HIMSS — HIgh-resolution Microwave Spectrometer Sounder
  • HIRDLS — HIgh-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (EOS)
  • HIRES — HIgh RESolution
  • HIRIS — HIgh-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (EOS)
  • HIRS — High-resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
  • HIS — High-resolution Interferometer Sounder
  • HRIR — High Resolution Infrared Radiometer
  • HSB — Humidity Sounder For Brazil
  • HSRL — High Spectral Resolution Lidar
  • HST — Hubble Space Telescope
  • HZ — Hertz
  • IES — Institute For Environmental Studies (UW)
  • IMAPP — International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package
  • IMG — Interferometric Monitor For Greenhouse Gases
  • IRIS — Infrared Radiation Interferometer Spectrometer (1960s)
  • ITOS — Improved Television And Infrared Observation Satellite (1970s)
  • ITS — Interferometer Thermal Sounder (HIS)
  • JPL — Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • JSC — Johnson Space Center (NASA
  • K — Kilo
  • KB/S — Kilobits Per Second

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