CHAMP Coral Health and Monitoring Project or Challenging Minisatellite Payload

CLARREO Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory

CMIS Conical Microwave Imager and Sounder

CNES Centre National d’Etude Spatiales

COSMIC Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate

CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder

CryoSat Cryosphere Satellite (mission)

DESDynI Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice Mission

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD Department of Defense

DSCOVR Deep Space Climate Observatory

EarthCARE ESA’s cloud and aerosol (mission)

ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

ECV essential climate variable

EDR environmental data record

ENVISAT Environmental Satellite

EOS Earth Observing System

ERB Earth’s radiation budget

ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Sensor

ESA European Space Agency

ET-EGOS Expert Team on Evolution of the Global Observing System

EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Feng Yun Feng Yun Wind and Cloud (meteorological satellite)

FPAR fraction of photosynthetically active radiation

GACM Global Atmospheric Composition Mission

GCOM Global Change Observation Mission

GCOS Global Climate Observing System

GEMS Global and regional Earth-system (Atmosphere) Monitoring

GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GERB geostationary Earth radiation budget

GFO Geosat (Geodetic Satellite) Follow-on

GHRSST-PP Global High Resolution SST Pilot Project

GIFTS Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer

GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

GLI Global Imager

GLM Geostationary Lightning Mapper

GMES Global Monitoring for Environmental Security

GMI Giant Magneto-Impedance

GMS Geostationary Meteorological Satellite

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment

GOS Global Observing System

GOSAT Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite

GPM Global Precipitation Measurement

GPS/RO Global Positioning System/Radio Occultation

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