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Acronyms

ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing Satellite
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BYU Brigham Young University
CNES Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales
DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center
DMAS Data Management & Archive System
DN Digital Number
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
ERS European Remote Sensing Satellite
ESIP Earth Science Information Partner
FOV Field of View
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GAC Global Area Coverage
GDAC Global Data Assembly Center
GHRSST Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
GDR Geophysical Data Record
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HEFT High Efficiency File Transfer
HRPT High Resolution Picture Transmission
ICD Interface Control Document
IDL Interactive Data Language
IFOV Internal Field of View
IGDR Interim Geophysical Data Record
IMS Information Management System
IR Infrared
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
LAC Local Area Coverage
LASP Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado
MCSST Multi-Channel Sea Surface Temperature
MOC Mission Operations Center
MODAPS MODIS Adaptive Processing System
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NAVOCEANO Naval Oceanographic Office
NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction
NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NODS NASA Ocean Data System
NSCAT NASA Scatterometer
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OBPG Ocean Biology Processing Group
OVW Ocean Vector Winds
OST Ocean Surface Topography
PO.DAAC Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
POET PO.DAAC Ocean ESIP Tool
QA Quality Assurance
QuikSCAT NASA Quick Scatterometer
RMS Root Mean Square
SAFS Standard Autonomous File Server
SCCOOS Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
SDR Science Data Record
SDS Scientific Data Set
SEAPAC SeaWinds Processing and Analysis Center
SIS Software Interface Specification
SSH Sea Surface Height
SSHA Sea Surface Height Anomaly
SSS Sea Surface Salinity
SST Sea Surface Temperature
SWH Significant Wave Height
SWT Science Working Team
TIROS-N Television Infrared Observing Satellite Series N
TMR TOPEX Microwave Radiometer
UM/RSMAS University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
URL Uniform Resource Locator
UTC Universal Time Coordinated
WVC Wind Vector Cell