Appendix B
Acronyms and Initialisms

AIDJEX Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment

AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System

AR4 Fourth Assessment Report

ERS SAR European Space Agency Synthetic Aperture Radar

GHG Greenhouse Gas

ICESat Ice, Clouds, Land Elevation Satellite

IGY International Geophysical Year

INSROP International Northern Sea Route Program

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate

LIDPs Literal Imagery Products

MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging

MY multi-year

NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite

SHEBA Solution High-Energy Assembly

SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

USGS United States Geological Survey



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Appendix B Acronyms and Initialisms AIDJEX Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System AR4 Fourth Assessment Report ERS SAR European Space Agency Synthetic Aperture Radar GHG Greenhouse Gas ICESat Ice, Clouds, Land Elevation Satellite IGY International Geophysical Year INSROP International Northern Sea Route Program IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate LIDPs Literal Imagery Products MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging MY multi-year NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite SHEBA Solution High-Energy Assembly SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager USGS United States Geological Survey 32