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List of acronyms

AMF Air-mass factor
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIRA-IASB Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
BrO Bromine monoxide
CGS Carlo Gavazzi Space
DLR German Aerospace Center
DOAS Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
DU Dobson Unit
ECMWF European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast
ENVISAT Environmental Satellite
EOS-Aura Earth Observing System - Chemistry & Climate Mission
ERS-2 European Remote Sensing satellite 2
ESA European Space Agency
EVOSS European Volcano Observatory Space Services
ESA European Space Agency
FRESCO Fast Retrieval Scheme for Cloud Observables
GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GVP Global Volcanism Program (at the Smithsonian Institute)
HCHO Formaldehyde
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
IDL Interactive Data Language
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
MetOp Meteorological Operational Satellite
MSG Meteosat Second Generation
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NO2 Nitrogen dioxide
NASA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOVAC Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change
NRT Near-real time
O3 Ozone
OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument
PROMOTE Protocol Monitoring for the GMES Service Element: Atmosphere
SAA South Atlantic Anomaly
SACS Support to Aviation Control Service
SCD Slant column density
SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography
SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
TEMIS Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service
TM Chemistry Transport Model
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
VAI Volcanic ash indicator
VCD Vertical column density
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