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Appendix D

Abbreviations and Acronyms

AGA American Gas Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ARL Association of Research Libraries
ARS Agricultural Research Service
CCD charge-coupled device
CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network
CINDAS Center for Information and Numerical Data Synthesis and Analysis
CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology
CSD Community School District
DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center
DEWS District Eleven Weather Study
DISS data and information systems and services
DMWG Data Management Working Group
DOE Department of Energy
DOQ digital orthophoto quadrangles
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System
ENDF Evaluated Nuclear Data File
ENSDF Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EROS Earth Resources Observation System
ESIP Earth Science Information Partners
FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
GAO General Accounting Office
GCDIS Global Change Data and Information System
GIS geographic information system
GPO Government Printing Office
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GPS Global Positioning System
GRIN Germplasm Research Information Network
HR House Resolution
HTML hypertext markup language
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICSU International Council for Science
IP Internet protocol
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISO International Standards Organization
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
LAN local area network
MARC machine readable catalog
MDI Mutation Database Initiative
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NECIS National Environmental Change Information System
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NLM National Library of Medicine
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRC National Research Council
NSA Nuclear Science Abstracts
NSF National Science Foundation
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NWS National Weather Service
NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange
OLEDB object lining and embedding for databases
OLTP on-line transaction processing
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSTI Office of Scientific and Technical Information
PI principal investigator
R&D research and development
S&T scientific and technical
SeaWIFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research
SKICAT Sky Image Cataloging and Analysis Tool
SNP single nucleotide polymorphism
SQL standard query language
USGS United States Geological Survey
USNC United States National Committee
WAN wide area network
WMO World Meteorological Organization
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
XML extensible markup language

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