APPENDIX A

 

ACRONYMS, ABBREVIATIONS, and NOTATIONS

ABLE = Amazon Boundary Layer Experiment

ACE-Asia = Aerosol Chemistry Experiment Asia

APARE = East Asia/North Pacific Regional Study

APT = Automatic Picture Transmission

ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange

AVHRR = Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

BIBLE = Biomass Burning and Lightening Experiment

CCB = Configuration Change Board

CITE = Chemical Instrumentation Test and Evaluation

C/O = Checkout

DAAC = Distributed Active Archive Center

DADS = Data Acquisition and Distribution System

DAO = Data Assimilation Office

DAS = Data Assimilation System

DFRC = Dryden Flight Research Center

ECMWF = European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

FBO = Fixed Base Operator

FMS = Flight Management System

FRR = Flight Readiness Review

FSU = Florida State University

FTIR = Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer

GPS = Global Positioning System

GSFC = Goddard Space Flight Center

GTE = Global Tropospheric Experiment

HKO = Hong Kong Observatory

HKPU = Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ICATS = Information Collection and Transmission System

INMARSAT = International Mobile Satellite Organization

INU = Inertial Navigation Unit

IR = Infrared

IRIG = Inter-Range Instrumentation Group

JMA = Japan Meteorological Agency

LaRC = Langley Research Center

McIDAS = Man computer Interactive Data Access System

MIT = Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MOPITT = Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere

N/A = Not Applicable/Not Available

NAS = Numerical Aerospace Simulator

NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASDA = National Space Development Agency of Japan

NMS = Navigational Management System

NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

N/R = Not Required

NRA = NASA Research Announcement

NTU = National Taiwan University

ORR = Operational Readiness Review

PC = Personal Computer

PDS = Project Data System

PEACE = Pacific Exploration of Asian Continental Emission

PEM-Tropics = Pacific Exploratory Mission-Tropics

PEM-West = Pacific Exploratory Mission-West

PI = Principal Investigator

SDS = Serial Data System

SHADOZ - Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes

TBD = To Be Determined

TRACE-A = Transport and Atmospheric Chemistry near the Equator - Atlantic

TRACE-P = Transport and Chemical Evolution Pacific

UT = Universal Time

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time

UV = Ultraviolet

VDS = Video Distribution System

WFF = Wallops Flight Facility

WWW = World Wide Web

YAB = Yokota Air Base