NOAA Polar Orbiter Data User's Guide

Acronyms and Abbreviations

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ASCII American Standard Coded Information Interchange
ATN Advanced TIROS-N
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BB Blackbody
BCD Binary Coded Decimal
BPI Bytes per Inch
BPS Bits per Second
C&GCP Climate and Global Change Program (NOAA)
CCR Cloud Cover Radiometer
CCT Computer Compatible Tape
CDA Command and Data Acquisition
CDB Coefficient Data Base
CEMSCS Central EnvironMental Satellite Computer System
CNES Centre National d'Études Spatiales
COST Customer Order Servicing and Tracking
DACS Data Acquisition and Control Subsystems
DCDB Data Collection and Direct Broadcast Branch
EBB Electronic Bulletin Board
EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ECS Electronic Catalog System
EOF End of File
ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
FGGE First GARP Global Experiment
FOV Field of View
GAC Global Area Coverage
GARP Global Atmospheric Research Program
GELDS Grid and Earth Location Data System
GMT Greenwich Mean Time (Zulu)
HIF Historical Instrument File
HIRS/2 High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder/2
HRPT High Resolution Picture Transmission
IFOV Instantaneous Field of View
ILABS Image Library Browse System
IPB Interactive Processing Branch
IR Infrared
LAC Local Area Coverage
LSB Least Significant Bit
LST Local Solar Time
MSB Most Significant Bit
MSU Microwave Sounding Unit
N/A Not Available
NCDC National Climatic Data Center (NOAA)
NEdT Noise Equivalent Differential Temperature
NEdN Noise Equivalent Differential Radiance
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
NMC National Meteorological Center
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA.SIS NOAA's Electronic Bulletin Board for satellites
NORAD North American Air Defense Command
OSCAR Online Satellite Access and Request system
OSDPD/PSB Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution/Product Systems Branch
PMF Product Master File
POES Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (NOAA)
PRT Platinum Resistance Thermometer
P/N Pseudo Noise
QC Quality Control
RA/ASB Office of Research and Applications/Atmospheric Sciences Branch
SAA Satellite Active Archive
SADDS Satellite Archive Data Delivery System
SAIDS Satellite Archive Image Delivery System
SAR Search and Rescue
SBBC Solar BlackBody Contamination
SBUV/2 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer/2
SSB Satellite Services Branch
SEM Space Environment Monitor
S/N Signal to Noise Ratio
SOCC Satellite Operations Control Center
SR Scanning Radiometer
SST Sea Surface Temperature
SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit
TBM Terabit Memory
TIP TIROS Information Processor
TIROS Television InfraRed Observation Satellite
TOGA Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere project
TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
UEF User Ephemeris File
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USSC U.S. Space Command (formerly NORAD)
UTC Coordinate Universal Time
UV UltraViolet
VIS Visible
WWW World Wide Web

Amended December 17, 2003

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