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Acronyms and Abbreviations

AAOE Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment

AASE Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition

ACAM Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper

ACE Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems

ACE Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment

AI&T assembly, integration, and test

AirMISR Airborne MISR instrument

ARCTAS Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites

ASCENDS Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons

ASHOE/MAESA Airborne Southern Hemisphere Ozone Experiment/Measurement for Assessing the Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft

ASP Airborne Science Program

ASRAT Astrophysics Sounding Rocket Assessment Team

AVE Aura Validation Experiment

BARREL Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses

BLAST Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope

BOOMERanG Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics

BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study

BPA Balloon Program Office

CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation

CAMEX Convection and Moisture Experiment

CCD charge-coupled device

CFC chlorofluorocarbon

CLARREO Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory

CMB cosmic microwave background

CPL Cloud Physics Lidar

CR-AVE Costa Rica Aura Validation Experiment



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E Acronyms and Abbreviations AAOE Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment AASE Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition ACAM Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACE Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems ACE Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment AI&T assembly, integration, and test AirMISR Airborne MISR instrument ARCTAS Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites ASCENDS Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons ASHOE/MAESA Airborne Southern Hemisphere Ozone Experiment/Measurement for Assessing the Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft ASP Airborne Science Program ASRAT Astrophysics Sounding Rocket Assessment Team AVE Aura Validation Experiment BARREL Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses BLAST Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope BOOMERanG Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study BPA Balloon Program Office CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation CAMEX Convection and Moisture Experiment CCD charge-coupled device CFC chlorofluorocarbon CLARREO Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory CMB cosmic microwave background CPL Cloud Physics Lidar CR-AVE Costa Rica Aura Validation Experiment 

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 REVITALIZING NASA’S SUBORBITAL PROGRAM CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder CRS Cloud Radar Sensor CRYSTAL–FACE Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers–Florida Area Cirrus Experiment DESDynI Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice mission EPO education and public outreach ESA European Space Agency ESD Earth Science Division EUV extreme ultraviolet FILOS Far-Infrared Limb Observing Spectrometer FIRST Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere instrument GACM Global Atmospheric Composition (mission) GeoCAPE Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events GOCO government-owned, contractor-operated INTEX Intercontinental Transport Experiment IR infrared KAO Kuiper Airborne Observatory LBA Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment LDB long-duration balloon LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna MAS MODIS Airborne Simulator MASTER MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MAXIMA Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment Imaging Array MDA Missile Defense Agency MINIS Miniature Spectrometers balloon project MISR Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) MLS Microwave Limb Sounder MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MOPITT Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere NAMMA NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses NAST-I NPOESS Aircraft Sounder Testbed-Interferometer NAST-M NPOESS Aircraft Sounder Testbed-Microwave NCT Nuclear Compton Telescope NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NSROC NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract(or) NuSTAR Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array OSR Orbital Sounding Rocket PAVE Polar Aura Validation Experiment PI principal investigator

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 APPENDIX E PODEX Polarimeter Definition Experiment POLARIS Photochemistry of Ozone Loss in the Arctic Region In Summer R&A research and analysis RBSP Radiation Belt Storm Probes Retrieval algorithm complex recipe of calculations utilized to retrieve geophysical data from raw signals REU Research Experience for Undergraduates RTMM Real Time Mission Management SAFARI Southern African Fire Atmosphere Research Initiative SARP Student Airborne Research Program SDO Solar Dynamics Observatory SERI Solar Energy Research Institute SLS Submillimeterwave Limb Sounder SMD Science Mission Directorate SMEX Small Explorer SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOLVE SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment SONEX Subsonic Assessment Ozone and NOx Experiment SPADE Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosols and Dynamics Expedition SRP Sounding Rocket Program SRPO Sounding Rocket Program Office STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEP Stratospheric Tropospheric Exchange Project Tropospheric STEREO Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory STRAT Stratospheric Tracers of Atmospheric Transport SUCCESS Subsonic aircraft: Contrail and Cloud Effects Special Study TC4 Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling TCSP Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes TEFLUN Texas-Florida Underflights TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer TOTE/VOTE Tropical Ozone Transport Experiment/Vortex Ozone Transport. Experiment TRACE Transport and Chemical Evolution Experiment UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite UAS unmanned aircraft system UAVSAR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar Unmanned ULDB ultralong-duration balloon USRA Universities Space Research Association WFF Wallops Flight Facility XQC x-ray quantum calorimeter