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Links & acronyms

Links to SPARC-related research

Canadian SPARC

German Stratospheric Change and its Role for Climate Prediction (SHARP) 


Programmes, activities, and agencies

ACRF – ARM Program Climate Research Facility

ADEOS – Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (mission completed)

AMSU – Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

AOPC – Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate

ARM – Atmospheric Radiation Measurement programme

ATLAS – Atmospheric Laboratory of Applications and Science (mission completed)

ATMOS – Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy Experiment (mission completed)

AQUAVIT – Intercomparison Campaign of Atmospheric Water Vapour Measurement Techniques

BSRN – Baseline Surface Radiation Network

CALIOP – Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarisation

CALIPSO – Cloud-Aerosol Lidar And Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation

CAS – Commission for Atmospheric Sciences

CBS – WMO Commission for Basic Systems

CCI – Climate Change Initiative

CCL – WMO Commission for Climatology

CCMVal – Chemistry Climate Model Validation

CDR – Climate Data Record

CDR – Carbon Dioxide Removal

CEOS - Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

CESM – Community Earth System Model

CFSR – Climate Forecast System Reanalysis

CGMS – Committee for Global Meteorological Satellites

CIMO – WMO Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation

CLAES – Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer (mission completed)

CLIC – WCRP Climate and Cryosphere project 

CLIVAR – WCRP Climate Variability and Predictability project

CRISTA – Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere (mission completed)

ECMWF – European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

ECSS – European Cooperation for Space Standardization

ECV – Essential Climate Variable

ENVISAT – Environmental Satellite

EO – Earth Observation

EOS – Earth Observing System

ERS – European Remote Sensing Satellite

ERSDAC – Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center

ESA – European Space Agency

ETH – Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

EUMETSAT – European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

GASS – Global Atmospheric System Studies

GATNDOR – GRUAN Analysis Team for Network Design and Operations Research

GAW  Global Atmosphere Watch programme

GCOS – Global Climate Observing System

GCSS – GEWEC Cloud System Study

GDWG – GSICS Data Management Working Group

GEO – Group on Earth Observations

GeoMIP – Geogengineering Model Intercomparison Project

GEOSS - Global Earth Observing System of Systems

GEWEX – WCRP Global Energy and Water cycle EXperiment

GFCS – Global Framework for Climate Services

GGOS – Global Geodetic Observing System

GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite System

GOME – Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment

GOMOS – Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars

GOOS - Global Ocean Observing System

GOS – Global Observing System

GPCP – Global Precipitation Climatology Project

GRACE – Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

GRIPS – GCM-Reality Intercomparison Project

GRUAN - GCOS Reference Upper Air Network

GRWG - GSICS Research Working Group

GSICS – Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System

GSN - Global Surface Network

GTOS - Global Terrestrial Observing System

GUAN – GCOS Upper Air Network

HALOE – Halogen Occultation Experiment

HRDI – High Resolution Doppler Imager

HRTP – High Resolution Temperature Profiles

IASI – Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer

IGAC - International Global Atmospheric Chemistry

IGACO – Integrated Global Atmospheric Chemistry Observations

IGBP – International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

ILAS – Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer (mission closed)

iLEAPS – integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study

ISAMS – Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder

ISS – International Space Station

ISS – Information System and Services

JPS – WCRP Joint Planning Staff

JPSS – Joint Polar Satellite System

JSC – WCRP Joint Scientific Committee

ISCCP – International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

LIMS – Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere

MACC – Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate

MAESTRO – Measurements of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation

MAHRSI – Middle Atmospheric High Resolution Spectrograph Investigation

MAPS – Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellites

MAS – Millimeter Wave Atmospheric Sounder

METOP – Meteorological Operational Satellite

MIPAS – Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding

MLS – Microwave Limb Sounder, also MLS – Microwave Limb Sounder

MSX  Midcourse Space Experiment

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC – NOAA National Climate Data Centre

NCEP – National Centres for Environmental Prediction

NDACC – Network of the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change

NDSC – Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change

NMHS – National Meteorological and Hydrological Service

NOAA Stratospheric Ozone Monitoring and Research

ODIN – sub-millimetre wave astronomy/aeronomy mission

OLME - Ozone Layer Monitoring Experiment

OMI – Ozone Monitoring Instrument

OMPS – Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite

OOPC - Ocean Observations Panel for Climate

OSIRIS – Optical System for Imaging and low-intermediate Resolution Integrates Spectroscopy

OSSE – Observing System Simulation Experiment

Ozone monitoring satellites

PEM – Particle Environment Monitor

POAM – Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement

POLDER – Polarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances


RIS – Retro-reflector in Space

SAGE II – Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Phase II

SAGE III – Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Phase III

SAM – Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement

SBRSO – Surface-Based Remotely-Sensed Observations

SBUV – Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer

SCIAMACHY – Scanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric Cartography

SCOPE – Sustained Co-ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data

SMR – Sub-Millimeter Radiometer

SNAP – Stratospheric Network for the Assessment of Predictability

SOLARIS-HEPPA – SPARC activity on Solar Influences

SOLSE – Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment

SOLSTICE – Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment

SPARC – Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate

SPIN – ESA SPARC Initative

S-RIP – SPARC Reanalysis/analysis Intercomparison Project

SSiRC – Stratospheric Sulphur and its Role in Climate

SSU – Stratospheric Sounding Unit

SUSIM – Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor

TES – Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer

TOMS – Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TOPC - Terrestrial Observing Panel for Climate

TOVS – TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder

UARS – Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

UT/LS – Upper troposphere / lower stratosphere

UVISI – Ultraviolet and Visible Imagers and Spectrographic Imagers

WCDMP – World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme

WCRP – World Climate Research Programme

WGCM – Working Group on Coupled Modelling

WGNE – Working Group on Numerical Experimentation

WGRC – Working Group on Regional Climate Science and Information

WGSIP – Working Group on Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction

WIGOS - WMO Integrated Global Observing System

WINDII – Wind imaging Interferometer, also WINDII - Wind imaging Interferometer

WIS – WMO Information System

WMO - World Meteorological Organisation

WOAP – WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel

WOUDC – World Ozone and UV Data Centre

WWRP – World Weather Research Programme

WWW – World Weather Watch