SMMR Acronym List


CD-ROM		Compact Disc - Read-Only Memory
CDMS		Cryospheric Data Management System (at NSIDC)
CELL		SMMR calibrated and remapped into evenly spaced cells
			across the swath tapes [JGR 89(D4), p. 5336]
CIA		Central Intelligence Agency
DAAC		Distributed Active Archive Center
DEC		Digital Equipment Corporation
DMSP		U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
EOSDIS		Earth Observing System Data and Information System
ESMR		Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer
FY		First-year (ice)
GHz		Gigahertz
HDF		Hierarchical Data Format
IDL		Interactive Data Language _ an image display program
			developed by Research Systems, Inc., Boulder, CO
IMDISP		Image Display program developed for PDS data at JPL
ISO		International Standards Organization
JPL		Jet Propulsion Laboratory
K		Kelvin
MS-DOS		Microsoft-DOS(c)
MSCDEX		MS-DOS CD-ROM Extension
MY		Multi-year (ice; has survived one melt season)
NASA		National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCSA		National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NODS		NASA Ocean Data System, at JPL
NSIDC		National Snow and Ice Data Center
OW		Open water
PC		Personal computer 
PDS		Planetary Data System (at JPL)
SAWG		Sea-Ice Algorithm Working Group
SGI		Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SMMR		Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
SSM/I		Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (also SSMI)
SSMI		Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (also SSM/I)
TAT		SMMR "Antenna Temperature Tapes"
TBS		Brightness temperatures
TCT		SMMR "Tapes of Calibrated Brightness Temperatures"
VAX		A type of Digital Equipment Corporation computer
VMS		Digital Equipment Corporation operating system for VAX 				   computers
WDB-I		CIA's World Data Base-I
WDB-II		CIA's World Data Base-II