Glossary of acronyms

AAI: Absorbing Aerosol Index
AI: Aerosol Index
AIRS: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
ASTER: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
AVHRR: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BTD: Brightness Temperature Difference
CALIOP: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
CALIPSO: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CPR: Cloud Profiling Radar
DLR: Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt
DMSP: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DOAS: Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
ESA: European Space Agency
FMI: Finnish Meteorological Institute
FTIR: Fourier-Transform Infrared
GOES: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GOME: Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
GSFC: Goddard Space Flight Center
HIRS: High resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
IASI: Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
IR: Infrared
JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JPSS: Joint Polar Satellite System
L1B: Level 1B
L2: Level 2
L3: Level 3
MISR: Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer
MLS: Microwave Limb Sounder
MSG: Meteosat Second Generation
MODIS: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MTSAT: Multifunctional Transport Satellites
NASA: National Aeronautical and Space Administration
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPOESS: National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPP: NPOESS Preparatory Project
OCO: Orbiting Carbon Observatory
OMI: Ozone Monitoring Instrument
OMPS: Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite
POES: Polar Operational Environmental Satellite
SCIAMACHY: Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography
SEVIRI: Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
UV: Ultraviolet
VAAC: Volcanic Ash Advisory Center

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