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Acronyms

ACRIM

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor

AE-E

Atmospheric Explorer-E

ARRCC

Analysis of Rapid and Recent Climatic Change

AU

Astronomical Unit

BGC

Board on Global Change (of NRC)

BP

Before Present

CEDAR

Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CSTR

Committee on Solar Terrestrial Research (of NRC)

DoD

Department of Defense

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

EOS

Earth Observing System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERB

Earth Radiation Budget

ERBE

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS

Earth Radiation Budget Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency

ESSC

Electrically Self-Calibrating Cavity

EUV

Extreme Ultraviolet

EW

Equivalent Width

GCM

General Circulation Model

GCR

Galactic Cosmic Rays



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Page 162 GEM Geospace Environment Modeling GeV Billion Electon Volts GGS Global Geospace Study GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GONG Global Oscillation Network Group ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IR Infrared ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japanese Space Agency) ISTP International Solar Terrestrial Program MAHRSI Middle Atmosphere High Resolution Spectrographic Instrument MeV Million Electron Volts MSV Mechanisms of Solar Variability NAS National Academy of Sciences NDSC Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSO National Solar Observatory PEM Particle Environment Monitor QBO Quasibiennial Oscillation RAIDS Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System RE Radius of the Earth REP Relativistic Electron Precipitation RISE Radiative Inputs of the Sun to Earth SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SAMPEX Solar, Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particles Explorer SBUV Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet SCOSTEP Scientific Council on Solar Terrestrial Physics SEE Spectrometer for Energetic Electrons SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SME Solar Mesosphere Explorer SMM Solar Maximum Mission

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Page 163 SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOLSTICE Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment SOURCE Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Correlative Emissions SPARC Stratospheric Processes and their Relation to Climate STEP Solar-Terrestrial Energy Program SUSIM Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor TIMED Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TTO Ten to Twelve Year Oscillation UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite USGCRP United States Global Change Research Program UV Ultraviolet WCRP World Climate Research Program WMO World Meteorological Organization

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