Acronyms

  • 2DVAR
    Two Dimensional Variational Ambiguity Removal
    Scatterometer winds are principally ambiguous in wind direction. 2DVAR performs an incremental analysis based on the ambiguous scatterometer wind vector solutions and a model forecast, and selects the most likely solution.
  • AASTI
    The Arctic and Antarctic sea and sea ice Surface Temperature from thermal Infrared satellites sensors
  • ACCESS
    Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society
    Research project funded by European Union
  • AHL
    Atlantic Hight Latitude
  • AMSR
    Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
    AMSR-E is the AMSR instrument on board AQUA satellite (NASA), and AMSR-2 the one on board GCOM-W1 satellite (JAXA)
  • AMSU
    Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
  • ASCAT
    Advanced SCATerometer
  • ATBD
    Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document
  • ATL
    ATlantic Low and mid latitude
  • AVHRR
    Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • AWDP
    Ascat Wind Data Processor
  • BUFR
    Binary Universal Form for data Representation
    A product format used by OSI SAF
  • CDOP
    Continuous Development and Operations Phase
    CDOP : first SAF CDOP from March 2007 to February 2012, CDOP2 : second CDOP from March 2012 to February 2017, CDOP3 : from March 2017 to February 2022
  • CDR
    Climate Data Record
    A time series of measurements of sufficient length, consistency, and continuity to determine climate variability and change.
  • CERSAT
    CERSAT/Laboratory of Oceanography From Space
    Ifremer "Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement"
  • CM SAF
    Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring
  • CMEMS
    Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service
    CMEMS is the Copernicus Marine Service entrusted to Mercator Ocean by the European Union. Inside the CMEMS, the wind, ice and SST TAC (WITS) provides operational (Level 3 and 4) observational multi-mission data products derived from upstream satellite earth observation (L2) data (among with OSI SAF data).
  • CMOD
    OSI SAF GMF ?
  • CMS
    Centre de Météorologie Spatiale
    Météo-France Satellite Centre located in Lannion, France.
  • Copernicus
    Copernicus
    Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European system for monitoring the Earth. Copernicus consists of a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors. It processes these data and provides users with reliable and up-to-date information through a set of services related to environmental and security issues. The services address six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security. The marine service uses OSI SAF products as inputs.
  • DAMOCLES
    Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environnemental Studies
    Research project funded by European Union
  • DLI
    Downward Long wave Irradiance
  • DMI
    Danish Meteorological Institute
  • DMSP
    Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
    US Air force DMSP satellites (DMSP-F19 with instrument SSMIS on board for example) are used in OSI SAF Sea Ice processing
  • EARS
    Eumetsat Advanced Retransmission Service
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