VIIRS Acronyms

Definitions Purpose
AERONET Atmospheric Composition Subgroup
AOD Aerosol Optical Depth
AOT Aerosol Optical Thickness
ASTER Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
ARP Application Related Product
ATBD Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BRDF Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function
BRF Bidirectional Reflectance Factor
C5 Collection-5
C6 Collection-6
CEOS Committee on Earth Observing Satellites
CLASS Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System
CMG Climate Modeling Grid
CONUS Conterminous United States
DAAC Distributed Active Archive Center
DDR Diagnostic Data Record
DEM Digital Elevation Model
DNB Day/Night Band
DOI Digital Object Identifier
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data
EASE Equal-Area Scalable Earth
ECV Essential Climate Variable
EDR Environmental Data Record
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
EPTOMS Earth Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science
ESDIS Earth Science Data and Information System
ESDR Earth Science Data Record
ESDT Earth Science Data Type
ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
FPAR Fraction of photosynthetically active radiation
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GCMD Global Change Master Directory
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems
GIS Geographic Information System
GPP Gross Primary Productivity
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HEG HDF-EOS to GeoTIFF Conversion Tool
HEW HDF-EOS WEB-based subsetter
HTTP Hypertext Transport Protocol
IDPS Interface Data Processing Segment
IP Intermediate Product
IPCC Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPSS Joint Polar Satellite System
L2G Level-2 Gridded
LAADS Land and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System
LAI Leaf Area Index
LARSE Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology
LANCE Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS
LDOPE Land Data Operational Product Evaluation
LP DAAC Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
LPV Land Product Validation
LST Land Surface Temperature
MAIAC Multiangle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction
MASTER MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator
MEaSUREs Making Earth System data records for Use in Research Environments
MODAPS MODIS Adaptive Processing System
MODExtract MODIS Data Pool Extraction Tool
MODTRAN MODerate resolution atmospheric TRANsmission
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MRT MODIS Reprojection Tool
MRTSwath MODIS Reprojection Tool for Swath
MRTWeb MODIS Reprojection Tool for the Web
NACP North American Carbon Program
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NED National Elevation Dataset
NESDIS NOAA Satellite and Information Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPP Net Primary Production
NPP National Polar-orbiting Partnership
NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NRT Near Real Time
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
OAD Operational Algorithm Description
OCDPS Ocean Color Data Processing System
ORNL Oak Ridge National Lab
PEATE Product Evaluation and Analysis Tool Element
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
RIP Retained Intermediate Product
RDR Raw Data Record
SDR Sensor Data Record
SDS Science Data Set
SIN Sinusoidal
SIPS Science Investigator-led Processing System
S-NPP Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership
SWIR Shortwave Infrared
TIR Thermal-Infrared
TOA Top-of-Atmosphere
TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
URS User Registration System
USGS United States Geological Survey
VCM VIIRS Cloud Mask
VCF Vegetation Continuous Fields
VCST VIIRS Calibration Support Team
VI Vegetation Index
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
VNIR Visible and Near-Infrared
WGCV Working Group on Calibration and Validation
WGISS Working Group on Information Systems and Services
WMO World Meteorological Organization