CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder

CryoSat-2 Cryosphere Satellite 2

CWI Coastal Waters Imager

CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner

CZI Coastal Zone Imager

DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center

DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DOD Department of Defense

DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite

ECCO Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean

ECV essential climate variable

EDR environmental data record

ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation

EOS Earth Observing System/Satellite

ERB Earth radiation budget

ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Sensor

ESA European Space Administration

ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder

EUMETSAT European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FM flight model

GCOM Global Change Observation Mission

GCM global climate model

GCOS Global Climate Observing System

GEO geostationary Earth orbit

GEO Group on Earth Observations

GEO-CAPE Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

GMI GPM Microwave Imager

GOCE Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer

GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GOME-2 Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2

GPM Global Precipitation Mission

GPS Global Positioning System

GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

HAB harmful algal bloom

HES Hyperspectral Environmental Suite

HIRS High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder

IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer

IDPS Integrated Data Processing System

IEOS Integrated Earth Observation System

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