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SAR

synthetic aperture radar

SASS

Sound Acoustic Surveillance System

SBA

Sea Bed Assessment (IDOE)

SCICEX

Scientific Ice Expeditions

SEABEAM

shipboard multi-transducer swath echo sounding system

SEAREX

Sea-Air Exchange

SEASAT

Earth Satellite dedicated to Oceanographic Applications

SEATAR

Studies in East Asia Tectonics and Resources (IDOE)

SeaWiFS

Sea-Viewing Wide Field of View Sensor

SES

Seagrass Ecosystem Study (IDOE)

SG&G

submarine geology and geophysics

SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SSC

Scientific Steering Committee

SSG

Scientific Steering Group


TAC

Technical Assistance Committee

TAO

Tropical Atmosphere Ocean

TH

Tropic Heat (a study of the Eastern Pacific Cold Tongue)

TOGA

Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere

TOPEX

Ocean Topography Experiment

TTO

Transient Tracers in the Ocean

TW

Terawatts


UCAR

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNL

University-National Laboratory

URI

University of Rhode Island

USAP

U.S. Antarctic Program

USGCRP

U.S. Global Change Research Program

USSAC

U.S. Scientific Advisory Committee (ODP)


VERTEX

VERTical transport and EXchange of materials in the upper waters of the oceans


WEPOCS

Western Equatorial Pacific Ocean Circulation Study

WHOI

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment



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