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Improving Atmospheric Temperature Monitoring Capabilities Appendix D ACRONYMNS ACRIMSAT Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit CDR Climate Data Record EOS Earth Observing System GCOS Global Climate Observing System GPS Global Positioning System hPa hecto-Pascals MSU Microwave Sounding Unit NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPP NPOESS Preparatory Project NRC National Research Council NWS National Weather Service POES Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites QuikScat Quick Scatterometer RTO NRC Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations SMMR SeaSat Multi-frequency Microwave Radiometer SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit TMI TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission) Microwave Imager TOAR TIROS (Television and Infrared Observation Satellite) Operational Anomaly Report
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