On Monday, 11 July from 3:00 p.m. through Wednesday, 13 July until 5:00 p.m. (USA Mountain Time), NSIDC data distribution, services, and Web site will be unavailable to accommodate a major upgrade to our data center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Need to talk to us? You can always contact our friendly User Services Office at email@example.com or + 1 303.492.6199.
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