V. NDACC-Related Acronyms Used in this Directory

AEMET Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Spain)
AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network
AGAGE Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment
AIOFM Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China
ALOMAR Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmospheric Research (Norway)
ALVICE Atmospheric Lidar for Validation, Interagency Collaboration and Education
AOD Aerosol Optical Depth
AOPC Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurements Program (Department of Energy (United States)
ARR Andoya Rocket Range (Norway)
AT Aerosol Temperature lidar
AWI Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
BAS British Antarctic Survey
BOKU-Met University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Meteorology (Austria)
BOM Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)
BSRN Baseline Surface Radiation Network
CANDAC Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change
CAO Central Aerological Observatory (Russia)
CEILAP Centro de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Laser and Applications Research Center, Argentina)
CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons
CHMI Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (Czech Republic)
CITEDEF Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas para la Defensa (Institute of Scientific and Technical Research for Defense, Argentina)
CNES Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (France)
CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
CNRS Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France)
CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina)
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
DIAL Differential Absorption Lidar
DMI Danish Meteorological Institute
DMT Droplet Measurement Technologies (United States)
DOAS Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst (German National Meteorological Service)
EASOE European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Expedition
EC Environment Canada
ECC Electrochemical Concentration Cell (relates to ozonesondes)
ECCC Environment and Climate Change Canada
ENEA Ente Nazionale Energie Alternative (Italy)
EOS Earth Observing System
ESA European Space Agency
ESRIN European Space Research Institute
ESRL Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA, United States)
EUBREWNET European Brewer Network
FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute
FPH Frost Point Hygrometer
FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared
FTS Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (Spectrometer)
GAW Global Atmosphere Watch Programme of WMO
GCOS Global Climate Observing System (WMO)
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Experiment
GIRPAS Groupe InfraRouge de Physique Atmosphérique et Solaire (ULg, Belgium)
GML Global Monitoring Laboratory (NOAA, United States)
GROMOS GROund-based Milimeter-wave Ozone Spectrometer
GRUAN GCOS Reference Upper Air Network
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA, United States)
GSMA Groupe de Spectrométrie Moléculaire et Atmosphérique (France)
HATS Halocarbon and other Atmospheric Trace Species Network
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HFC Hydrofluorocarbon
IAP A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russia)
IASB-BIRA Institut Royal d’Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique ( Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium)
IMGW-PIB  Instytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej - Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy (Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute, Poland)
IMK-ASF Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing, KIT, Germany)
IMK-IFU Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, KIT, Germany)
IMK Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany)
INGV Istituto Naziolale de Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy)
INPE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
INSU Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (France)
INTA Instituto Nacional de Technica Aerospacial (Spain)
IPMET Instituto de Pesquisas Meteorologicas
IPSL Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (France)
IRF Institut für Rumdfysik (Institute of Space Physics, Sweden)
IRSA-UJF Equipe Interactions Rayonnement Solaire Atmosphère - Université Joseph Fourier (France)
ISAC-CNR Instituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
ISEE Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University (Japan)
ISMAR Istituto Scienze Marine (Italy)
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA, United States)
KIT-IMK Karlsruher Institut für Technologie - Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung  (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research)
KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
KNU Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyz Republic)
LACy Laboratoire de l’Atmosphère et des Cyclones
LAP-AUTH Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
LaRC Langley Research Center (NASA, United States)
LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observation Spatiales (France)
LOA Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique (France)
MARL Mobile Aerosol Raman Lidar
MAXDOAS Multi Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
ME Met Éireann (The Irish Meteorological Service)
MeteoSwiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (Switzerland)
MIAWARA MIddle Atmospheric WAter vapour RAdiometer
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
MOHAVE Measurements of Humidity in the Atmosphere and Validation Experiments
MPIC Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, (Germany)
MPLNET Micro Pulse Lidar Network
MRI Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research (United States)
NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction (NOAA, United States)
NDACC Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NOAA, United States)
NH Northern Hemisphere
NIES National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
NILU Norwegian Institute for Air Research
NIWA National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
NPL National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
NRL Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
NSF National Science Foundation, United States
OHP Observatoire Haute Provence (France)
OMP Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
OPD Optical Path Difference
OSO Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden)
OSU-R Observature des Scientes de l’Univers de la Réunion
PGN Pandonia Global Network 
PI Principal Investigator
PMOD Physical Meteorological Observatory in Davos (Switzerland)
POLARIS Photochemistry of Ozone Loss in the Arctic Region in Summer
RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands)
RMIB Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
SAOZ Systeme d’Analyse par Observation Zenithale
SESAME Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Mid-Latitude Experiment
SH Southern Hemisphere
SHADOZ Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes Network
SMA Seychelles Meteorological Authority (Seychelles)
SOMORA Stratospheric Ozone MOnitoring RAdiometer
SPbU Saint Petersburg University (Russia)
SRI SRI International (Formerly Stanford Research Institute, United States)
SSAI Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
STAR Support for Tropical Atmospheric Research
STEL Solar Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University (Japan)
STROZ STRatospheric OZone lidar
SUNY State University of New York (United States)
SWARA Seoul WAter vapour RAdiometer
SWU Sookmyung Women’s University (South Korea)
TAO University of Toronto Atmospheric Observatory
TCCON Total Carbon Column Observing Network
TMF Table Mountain Facility (JPL, United States)
U. MA University of Massachusetts (United States)
UJF Université Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble (France)
ULg University of Liège (Belgium)
UMBC University of Maryland Baltimore County
UMSA Universidad Mayor de San Andres (Bolivia)
UNAM Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
UNIDEF Unidad de Investigación y Desarrollo Estratégico para la Defensa (Argentina)
USRA/GESTAR Universities Space Research Association / Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (United States)
USRA Universities Space Research Association (United States)
USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
UV Ultra Violet
UVSQ Université de Versailles St Quentin (France)
WCRP World Climate Research Program
WFF Wallops Flight Facility (NASA, United States)
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WRC World Radiation Centre
WRMC World Radiation Monitoring Center (Germany)
WVMS Water Vapor Microwave Spectrometer