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Acronyms & links

Below follows a list of acronyms and links related to the Service, subdivided in these subjects:  
Institutes and organisations
BIRA-IASB Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
CGS Carlo Gavazzi Space
CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
DLR German Aerospace Center
EC European Commission
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast
ESA European Space Agency
ESRIN European Space Agency Research Institute
EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
IAVW International Airways Volcano Watch
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
INGV Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology
INGV Catania Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology based in Catania
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NILU Norwegian Institute for Air Research
NL-SCIA-DC Netherlands Sciamachy Data Center
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA/CIMSS Volcanic Cloud Monitoring Web Portal
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
ULB Free University of Brussels
UMD University of Maryland
USGS US Geological Survey
VAAC Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre; see for example: London VAAC and Toulouse VAAC
WOVO World Organization of Volcano Observatories
Projects and programmes
ACC Atmospheric Composition Constellation -- part of CEOS
AMFIC Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in China
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
DUE / DUP Data User Element / Data User Programme
EVOSS European Volcano Observatory Space Services
GlobVolcano GlobVolcano - Satellite Monitoring in Support to Early Warning of Volcanic Risk
GMES The European Earth Observation Programme
GVP Global Volcanism Program (at the Smithsonian Institute)
LANCE/NASA Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS / National Aeronautics and Space Administration
MACC Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate
NDACC Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
NOVAC Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change
PROMOTE Protocol Monitoring for the GMES Service Element: Atmosphere
SACS Support to Aviation Control Service
SAVAA Support to Aviation for Volcanic Ash Avoidance
SMASH Study on an end-to-end system for volcanic ash plume monitoring and prediction
TEMIS Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service
VAST Volcanic Ash Strategic-initiative Team
Satellites and instruments
AIRS Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (aboard EOS-Aqua)
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ENVISAT Environmental Satellite (ESA); March 2002 - present
EOS-Aqua Earth Observing System - Water & land mission (NASA); May 2002 - present
EOS-Aura Earth Observing System - Chemistry & Climate Mission (NASA); July 2004 - present
ERS-2 European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ESA); April 1995 - present
FRESCO Fast Retrieval Scheme for Cloud Observables
GOME-2 Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (aboard MetOp-A)
IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (aboard MetOp-A)
OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument (aboard EOS-Aura)
MetOp-A Meteorological Operational Satellite (Eumetsat); October 2006 - present
MODIS Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MSG Meteosat Second Generation (Eumetsat); August 2002 - present
SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (aboard ENVISAT)
SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (aboard MSG)
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
Other acronyms
AAI / AI Absorbing Aerosol Index / Aerosol Index
AMF Air-Mass Factor
AOD / AOT Aerosol Optical Depth / Aerosol Optical Thickness
BrO Bromine monoxide
CCF Cloud Cover Fraction
DOAS Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
DU Dobson Unit
EO Earth Observation (as in "EO data")
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
IDL Interactive Data Language
IR InfraRed
NRT Near-Real Time
O3 Ozone
OCRA Optical Cloud Recognition Algorithm
PDU Product Dissemination Unit
ROCINN Retrieval Of Cloud Information by Neural Networks
SAA South Atlantic Anomaly
SCD Slant Column Density
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
SZA Solar Zenith Angle
UTC Universal Time Coordinated
UV UltraViolet
VCD Vertical Column Density
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