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CALIPSO - Data User’s Guide - Acronyms


Acronym Meaning
AFWA         Air Force Weather Agency
ASDC         Atmospheric Science Data Center
ATBD         Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document
BATC         Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
CALIOP         Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
CALIPSO         Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CAPS         CALIPSO Automated Processing System
CCD         Charge Coupled Device
CCR         Configuration Change Request
CCSDS         Consultative Committee for Spacecraft Data Systems
CERES         Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System
CNES         Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
CRS         CERES Clouds and Radiative Swath Data Product
DPC         Data Products Catalog
DPREP         Data Pre-processing
DCR         Document Change Request
DEM         Digital Elevation Models
DMS         Data Management System
DMSP         Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DRD         Data Requirements Description
ECI         Earth Centered Inertial
ECR         Earth Centered Rotation
ECS         EOSDIS Core System
EOS         Earth Observing Systems
EOSDIS         Earth Observing System Data and Information System
EROS         Earth Resources Observation System
GMAO         Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
GMT         Greenwich Mean Time
HDF         Hierarchical Data Format
HU         Hampton University
ICD         Interface Control Document
IFOV         Instantaneous Field of View
IGBP         International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
IIR         Imaging Infrared Radiometer
IPSL         Institut Pierre Simon Laplace
LaRC         Langley Research Center
LATIS         Langley TRMM and Terra Information System
MET         Meteorological Data
MOCC         Mission Operations Control Center
N/A         Not Applicable, Not Available
NISE         Near Real-Time Ice and Snow Extent
NRA         NASA Research Announcements
NSIDC         National Snow and Ice Data Center
PDDS         Payload Data Delivery System
PGE         Program Generation Executable
PSC         Polar Stratospheric Cloud
SDP         Science Data Production
SDS         Scientific Data Set
SI         System International of Units
SSAI         Science Systems and Applications Inc.
SSM/I         Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
TAI         International Atomic Time
TBD         To Be Determined
TRMM         Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
UNL         University of Nebraska-Lincoln
USGS         U.S. Geological Survey
UTC         Universal Time Conversion
VFM         Vertical Feature Mask
WFC         Wide Field Camera

Last Updated: November 28, 2017
Curator: Charles R. Trepte
NASA Official: Charles R. Trepte

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