Acronyms and Other Abbreviations

AGAGE

Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment

ALEA

tmospheric Lifetime Experiment

AmeriFlux

American CO2 Flux Network

AOML

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

CDIAC

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CCl4

carbon tetrachloride

CFCl3

chlorofluorocarbon

CF2Cl2

chlorofluorocarbon

CF2ClCFCl2

chlorofluorocarbon

CH4

methane

CH3CCl3

methyl chloroform

CHCl3

chloroform

CMDL

Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CTD

conductivity, temperature, and depth sensor

CVI

Coastal Vulnerability Index

DB

database

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DRI

Desert Research Institute

EML

Environmental Measurements Laboratory

FACE

Free-Air CO2 Exposure

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

fCO2

fugacity of carbon dioxide

FY

fiscal year

GAGE

Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment

GIS

geographic information system

GISS

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

HCN

Historical Climatology Network

INSTAAR

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LDGO

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

MAPS

Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellites

NARSTO

North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NDP

numeric data package

NEP

Net Ecosystem Production

N2

Onitrous oxide

OBER

Office of Biological and Environmental Research (DOE)

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

pCO2

partial pressure carbon dioxide

PDF

portable document format

PMEL

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

QA/QC

quality assurance/quality control

QSSC

Quality Systems Science Center

QSMP

Quality Systems Management Plan

RANDAB

Radionuclide Database

RIHMI

All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information

SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

STC

Society for Technical Communications

TALK

total alkalinity

TCO2

total carbon dioxide

TRACDAB

Trace Gas Database

UN

United Nations

UNR

University of Nevada-Reno

USIA

U.S. Information Agency

WDC-A

World Data Center-A

WHOI

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment

YOTO

Year of the Ocean

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