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Links & acronyms

Links to SPARC-related research

Canadian SPARC

Chemistry-Climate Model Validation (CCM Val)

Dynamic Variability (DynVar)

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

SOLARIS-HEPPA - Solar Influence for SPARC

SPARC Data Center


Links to Journals

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Atmospheric Environment

Atmospheric Research

Climate Dynamics

Geophysical Research Letters

Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres


Links to 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