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Appendix G Acronyms and Abbreviations CGPS continuous Global Positioning System lidar light detection and ranging CMIP 3 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3 MBT mechanical bathythermograph CO2 carbon dioxide MTJ Mendocino Triple Junction CO-OPS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction DCW Digital Chart of the World NGS National Geodetic Survey DOFsdegrees-of-freedom NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radio- Administration positioning Integrated by Satellite NRC National Research Council ENSO El Niņo-Southern Oscillation PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation PSMSL Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level FEMA Federal Emergency Management Administration RMS root mean square GCM general circulation model SLA sea-level anomaly GIA glacial isostatic adjustment SLE sea-level equivalent GLIMS Global Land Ice Measurements from SLP sea-level pressure Space SOPAC Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center GLM generalized linear model SWH significant wave height GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System GPS Global Positioning System USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate USGS U.S. Geological Survey Experiment VLM vertical land motion IB inverse barometer InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar WGI World Glacier Inventory IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change XBT expendable bathythermograph 201
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