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Acronym Long Description
AMSRAdvanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
ATSRAlong Track Scanning Radiometer
AVNIRAdvanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer
BMRCBureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Australia
CASChinese Academy of Science
CLSCollecte Localisation Satellite
CMARCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
CNESCentre National d’Etudes Spatiales
CNRSCentre national de la recherche scientifique
COAPSCentre for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DALDalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
DARCData Assimilation Research Centre
DFOFisheries and Oceans Canada
ECCOEstimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean
ECMWFEuropean Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
ENSOEl Nino Southern Oscillation
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESSCEnvironmental Systems Science Centre
FNMOCFleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
FOAMForecasting Ocean Assimilation Model
GARPGlobal Atmospheric Research Programme
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System
GEOSSGlobal Earth Observation System of Systems
GHRSST-PPGODAE High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project
GMESGlobal Monitoring for Environment and Security
GOOSGlobal Ocean Observing System
GTSGlobal Telecommunication System
HYCOMHybrid Coordinate Ocean Model
IAPInstitute for Atmospheric Physics
IfremerFrench Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
IGBPInternational Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IMBERIntegrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
IOCIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
JAMSTECJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JCOMMJoint Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
JMAJapan Meteorological Administration
JPLNASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
LEGOSLaboratoire d\'Etudes en Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales
MERSEAMarine Environment and Security for the European Area
MetricsMathematical definition of common quantities and chosen diagnostics
MFSMediterranean Forecasting System
MRIMeteorological Research Institute
NAVOCEANONaval Oceanographic Office
NCOFThe National Centre for Ocean Forecasting
NEMONucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean
NERCNatural Environmental Research Council
NMHSNational Meteorological and Hydrographic Service
NOAANational Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminitstration
NOCSNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
NPOESSNational Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NRLNaval Research Laboratory
NWPNumerical Weather Prediction
OCCAMOcean Circulation and Climate Advanced Modelling Project
OOPCOcean Observation Panel for Climate
OPAObservations Program Area
OSTSTOcean Surface Topography Science Team
PMELPacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
PMLPlymouth Marine Laboratory
POLProundman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool
Radar AltimetryRadar altimetry can measure the height of the sea surface and detect the slightest variation in ocean levels to the nearest centimetre. With this information, one can study the growth and evolution of surface waves in response to winds and tidal forcing, and one can calculate the dynamic topography to derive the positions and intensities of ocean currents, eddies and thermal fronts.
SCORScientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SISMERSystemes d\'Informations Scientifiques pour la Mer
SSTSea Surface Temperature
TOGATropical Ocean Global Atmosphere
UEAUniversity of East Anglia
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UOTUpper Ocean Thermal
WMOWorld Meterological Organisation
WOCEWorld Ocean Circulation Experiment