APPENDIX

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List of Acronyms and Other Abbreviations

AFOSR

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AFTAC

Air Force Technical Applications Command

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (program)

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASCA

Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

AU

astronomical unit

AURA

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

AVHRR

Advanced Very-High-Resolution Radiometer

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BR

Bureau of Reclamation

CDIAC

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CD-ROM

Compact disk-read only memory

CENDI

Commerce, Energy, NASA, NLM, Defense Information

CINDAS

Center for Information and Data Analysis and Synthesis

CMDL

Climate Monitoring Diagnostics Laboratory

CoE

United States Army Corps of Engineers

DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Center

DARE

Data Archiving and Retrieval Enhancement

DASAIC

Department of Defense Nuclear Information Analysis Center

DMC

Data Management Center

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

DNA

Defense Nuclear Agency

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DTIC

Defense Technical Information Center

DWWSSN

Digital World-Wide Standardized Seismographic Network

ECMWF

European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System



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Study on the Long-term Retention of Selected Scientific and Technical Records of the Federal Government: Working Papers APPENDIX A List of Acronyms and Other Abbreviations AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Command ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (program) ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency ASCA Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics ASOS Automated Surface Observing System AU astronomical unit AURA Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy AVHRR Advanced Very-High-Resolution Radiometer BLM Bureau of Land Management BR Bureau of Reclamation CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center CD-ROM Compact disk-read only memory CENDI Commerce, Energy, NASA, NLM, Defense Information CINDAS Center for Information and Data Analysis and Synthesis CMDL Climate Monitoring Diagnostics Laboratory CoE United States Army Corps of Engineers DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center DARE Data Archiving and Retrieval Enhancement DASAIC Department of Defense Nuclear Information Analysis Center DMC Data Management Center DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DNA Defense Nuclear Agency DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DTIC Defense Technical Information Center DWWSSN Digital World-Wide Standardized Seismographic Network ECMWF European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System

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Study on the Long-term Retention of Selected Scientific and Technical Records of the Federal Government: Working Papers EPA Environmental Protection Agency EROS Earth Resources Observing System ESSA Environmental Sciences and Services Administration ETAC Environmental Technical Applications Center FAA Federal Aviation Administration FITS Flexible Image Transport System ftp file transfer protocol GALE Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment GARP Global Atmospheric Research Program GATE GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment GB gigabyte, 109 bytes GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GRO Gamma Ray Observatory GSA General Services Administration GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center HCN Historical Climate Network HEAO-II Einstein Observatory HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center HEIS Hanford Environmental Information System HST Hubble Space Telescope IAC Information Analysis Center IR infrared IRAS Infrared Astronomy Satellite IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility ISCCP International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project IUE International Ultraviolet Explorer JANAF Joint Army-Navy-Air Force JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory MB megabyte, 106 bytes MOA Memorandum of Agreement MOU Memorandum of Understanding MSS Multispectral Scanner MTPE Mission to Planet Earth NAIF Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility NAPA National Academy of Public Administration NARA National Archives and Records Administration NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCDC National Climatic Data Center NEIC National Earthquake Information Center NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NEXRAD Next Generation Radar System

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Study on the Long-term Retention of Selected Scientific and Technical Records of the Federal Government: Working Papers NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NLM National Library of Medicine NMI NASA Management Instruction NNDC National Nuclear Data Center NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAO National Optical Astronomy Observatories NODC National Oceanographic Data Center NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRC National Research Council NRL Naval Research Laboratory NSF National Science Foundation NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center NSSDC National Space Science Data Center NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory NTIS National Technical Information Service NWIS National Water Information System NWRC National Weather Records Center NWS National Weather Service OSS Office of Space Science PB petabyte, 1015 bytes PDS Planetary Data System PI Principal Investigator PMDP Project Management Data Plan PNL Pacific Northwest Laboratories PO.DAAC Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center RAWS Remote Automated Weather Station RCDC Radiation Chemistry Data Center ROSAT Roentgen Satellite SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar SCS Soil Conservation Service SDI Strategic Defense Initiative SEG Society of Exploration Geophysicists SNOTEL SNOwpack TELemetry SSC Superconducting Super Collider STScI Space Telescope Science Institute TB terabyte, 1012 bytes TM Thematic Mapper TPRC Thermophysical Properties Research Center TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission USAF United States Air Force USC United States Code USDA United States Department of Agriculture USFS United States Forest Service USGS United States Geological Survey USNRC United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Study on the Long-term Retention of Selected Scientific and Technical Records of the Federal Government: Working Papers UTC Universal Time Constant UV Ultraviolet VLA Very Large Array WATSTORE Water Data Storage and Retrieval System WDC World Data Center WMO World Meteorological Organization WRD Water Resources Division WSR-88D Weather Service Radar - 1988 Doppler design WWSSN World-Wide Standardized Seismographic Network