IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


JAXA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory


LDCM

Landsat Data Continuity Mission

lidar

light detection and ranging (laser radar)


MTPE

Mission to Planet Earth


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NPP

NPOESS Preparatory Program

NRC

National Research Council

NSCAT

NASA Scatterometer


OCO

Orbiting Carbon Observatory

OLI

Operational Land Imager

OSTM

Ocean Surface Topography Mission

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy


R&A

research and analysis


SLC

scan line corrector

SORCE

Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment

SPARCLE

Space Readiness Coherent Lidar Experiment


TIM

Total Irradiance Monitor

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission


USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


WMO

World Meteorological Organization



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