Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
Affiliated Data Center
A facility not funded by NASA that processes, archives, and distributes Earth science data useful for Global Change research, with which a working agreement has been negotiated by the EOS Program.
Application Explorer Mission-2
A gaseous suspension of fine particles.
The ratio of the amount of radiation reflected by a body to the amount incident upon it.
The point of the orbit of a satellite of the Earth that is farthest from the Earth.
48" Lidar Aerosol Research Branch
ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Enhanced Shortwave Experiment
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Alaska SAR Facility
Atlantic - THORpex Observing System Test
Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (ATTREX)
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Subsets of a larger data set, other than the directory and guide, generated for the purpose of allowing rapid interrogation (e.g., visualization) of the larger data set by a potential user.
Central Mediterranean Aerosol and Radiation Experiment