Below follows a list of acronyms and links related to the Service, subdivided in these subjects:


Institutes and organisations
BIRA-IASB Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
DLR German Aerospace Center
EC European Commission
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast
ESA European Space Agency
EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ULB Free University of Brussels
Projects and programmes
ACC Atmospheric Composition Constellation -- part of CEOS
GMES The European Earth Observation Programme
MACC Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate
NDACC Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
NOVAC Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change
PROMOTE Protocol Monitoring for the GMES Service Element: Atmosphere
SACS Support to Aviation Control Service
TEMIS Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service
Satellites and instruments
ENVISAT Environmental Satellite (ESA); March 2002 - present
EOS-Aqua Earth Observing System - Water & land mission (NASA); May 2002 - present
EOS-Aura Earth Observing System - Chemistry & Climate Mission (NASA); July 2004 - present
ERS-2 European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ESA); April 1995 - present
FRESCO Fast Retrieval Scheme for Cloud Observables
GOME-2 Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (aboard MetOp-A)
IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (aboard MetOp-A)
OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument (aboard EOS-Aura)
MetOp-A Meteorological Operational Satellite (Eumetsat); October 2006 - present
MODIS Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MSG Meteosat Second Generation (Eumetsat); August 2002 - present
SCIAMACHY Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (aboard ENVISAT)
Other acronyms
AAI / AI Absorbing Aerosol Index / Aerosol Index
AMF Air-Mass Factor
AOD / AOT Aerosol Optical Depth / Aerosol Optical Thickness
BrO Bromine monoxide
CCF Cloud Cover Fraction
DOAS Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
DU Dobson Unit
EO Earth Observation (as in "EO data")
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
IDL Interactive Data Language
IR InfraRed
NRT Near-Real Time
O3 Ozone
OCRA Optical Cloud Recognition Algorithm
PDU Product Dissemination Unit
ROCINN Retrieval Of Cloud Information by Neural Networks
SAA South Atlantic Anomaly
SCD Slant Column Density
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
SZA Solar Zenith Angle
UTC Universal Time Coordinated
UV UltraViolet
VCD Vertical Column Density