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SMC ShieldAppendix III: Abbreviations and Acronyms

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ABI
Advanced Baseline Imager
ABS
Advanced Baseline Sounder
AIRS
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
ALADIN
Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
AMSU
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
AMSU-A
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -- A
AMW
Atmospheric Motion Vectors
APS
Aerosol Polarimeter Sensor
ATMS
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
ATOVS
Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AWIPS
Advanced Weather Information Display System
CDS
Climate Data Record
CHAMP
Challenging Mini Satellite Payload
CIMSS
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CMIS
Conical Microwave Imager and Sounder
CONUS
Continental United States
CoRP
Cooperative Research Program
CPC
Climate Prediction Center
CrIS
Cross-track Infrared Sounder
DoD
Department of Defense
DWL
Doppler Wind Lidar
EDR
Environmental Data Record
ENSO
El Nino Southern Oscillation
EOS
Earth Observation System/Satellite
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
ERB
Earth Radiation Budget
ERBS
Earth Radiation Budget Sensor
ERS
European Remote Sensing
EUMETSAT
European Organization for the Exploitaton
of Meteorological Satellite
GMSRA
GOES Multi-Spectral Rainfall Algorithm
GOES
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GOME-2
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GPS/RO
Global Positioning System/Radio Occulation
GTS
Global Telecommunications System
GVI
Global Vegetation Index
GVF
Global Vegetation Fraction
H-E
Hydro-Estimator
HES
Hyperspectral Environmental Suite
HIRS
High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
IASI
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
IJPS
Initial Joint Polar System
JCSDA
Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
METOP
Meteorological Operations Platform
MIRS
Microwave Integrated Retrieval System
MODIS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-Radiometer
MSU
Microwave Sounding Unit
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NDVI
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NESDIS
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NIC
NOAA National Ice Center
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPOESS
National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPP
NPOESS Preparatory Program
NWP
National Weather Prediction
NWS
National Weather Service
OLR
Outgoing Longwave Radiation
OMI
Ozone Monitoring Instrument
OMPS
Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite
OPDB
Operational Products Development Branch
OSDPD
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution
POES
Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites
POP
Product Oversight Panel
RPP
Research Project Plan
RT
Radiative Transfer
SAGE
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment
SBUV/2
Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectral Radiometer, MOD 2
SCaMPR
Self-Calibrating Multivariate precpitation Retrieval
SDS
Scientific Data Stewardship
SOD
Satellite Oceanography Division
SMCD
Satellite Meteorological and Climatology Division
SNO
Simultaneous Nadir Overpass
SST
Sea Surface Temperature
STAR
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
TIROS
Television and Infrared Observation Satellite
TOVS
TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
UMBC
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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
WMSI
Wet Microburst Severity Index
WMO
World Meteorological Organization

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