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Acronyms and abbreviations

AMSREAdvanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer – E (of EoS Aqua)
AMSR2Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
AOMLAtlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
AquariusSalinity mission (NASA/CONAE)
ASCATAdvanced SCATterometer (of MetOp)
ATBDAlgorithm Theoretical Basis Document
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BECBarcelona Expert Center
BLTBarrier Layer Thickness
CATDSCentre Aval et de Traitement des Données SMOS
CCI-SSSClimate Change Initiative (CCI) is an ESA project aiming to produce the longest SSS Climate Data Record
CIMSSCooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CMISConical Microwave Imager/Sounder
CMORPHCPC MORPHing technique
CNESCentre National d’études Spatiales
CONAEComision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
CECCentre d’Expertise du CATDS
CSICConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
CSVComma-separated values
CTDInstrument used to measure the conductivity, temperature, and pressure of seawater
DMDelayed Mode
DMSPDefense Meteorological Satellite Program (of the USA)
DPGSData Processing Ground Segment
DPMDetailed Processing Model
ECMWFEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESLExpert Support Laboratory
ESREarth & Space Research
EOEarth Observation
EUEuropean Union
ESREarth and Space Research
ETCExtra-Tropical Cyclone
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GHRSSTGODAE High Resolution SST
GMFGeophysical Model Function
GSFCGoddard Space Flight Center
GOSUDGlobal Ocean Surface Underway Data
GTMBAThe Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array
HsSignificant Wave Height (also SWH)
ICMInstitut de Ciències cel Mar
IfremerInstitut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer
IPEVInstitut polaire français Paul-Émile Victor
IPRCInternational Pacific Research Center
IQRInterquartile range
ISASIn Situ Analysis System
ITTInvitation To Tender
IRInfra Red
JPLJet Propulsion Laboratory
KOKick-Off
L2Level-2
L3Level-3
L4Level-4
LEGOSLaboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales
LOCEANLaboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques
LOPSLaboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale
MDBMatch-up DataBase
MEOPMarine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole
MLDMixed Layer Depth
MIRASMicrowave Imaging Radiometer by Aperture Synthesis
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCEINational Centers for Environmental Information
NCEPNational Centers for Environmental Prediction
NDBCNational Data Buoy Center
NHC NOAA National Hurricane Center
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOCNational Oceanography Centre
NOPNumerical Ocean Prediction
NRTNear Real Time
NTASNorthwest Tropical Atlantic Station
NWPNumerical Weather Prediction
NWSNational Weather Service
OIOptimal interpolation
OPSObservation Processing System (of Met Office)
OSOcean Salinity
OTTOcean Target Transformation
PALSPassive/Active L-band Sensor
Pi-MEPPilot Mission Exploitation Platform
PIRATAPrediction and Researched Moored Array in the Atlantic
PMProgress meeting
PMRPassive Microwave Radiometry
PMSLPressure at Mean Sea Level
PSSPractical Salinity Scale
QCQuality Control
RAMAResearch Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction
REMSSRemote Sensing Systems
RMSRoot Mean Square
RRRain Rate
SAGScience Advisory Group
SAMOSShipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System
SAPScientific Analysis Plan
SISSSatellite & In Situ Salinity
SLASea Level Anomaly
SMAPSoil Moisture Active Passive
SMSoil Moisture
SMOSSoil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (mission)
SoWStatement of Work
SPURSSalinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study
SSM/ISpecial Sensor Microwave Imager (of DMSP)
SSMISSpecial Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder
SSTSea Surface Temperature
SSSSea Surface Salinity
SSSinsituIn situ SSS data considered for the match-up
SSSSATSatellite SSS product considered for the match-up
ΔSSSDifference between satellite and in situ SSS at colocalized point (ΔSSS = SSSSAT - SSSinsitu)
STDStandard deviation
SurvostralSURVeillance de l'Océan AuSTRAL (Monitoring the Southern Ocean)
TAOTropical Atmosphere Ocean
TCTropical Cyclone
TSGThermosalinograph
TMITRMM Microwave Imager
TRMMTropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
UMUser Manual
URLUniversal Resource Locator
WHOIWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution
WHOTSWHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station