Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

Glossary

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W X

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Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor

ADC

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.

ARB

48" Lidar Aerosol Research Branch

ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Enhanced Shortwave Experiment

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASF

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

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