Monitoring the composition of the Earth's atmosphere
Some acronyms

 
The names of projects, instruments and satellites are often acronyms made up of words specifying what it is all about, while the acronyms are also meant to sound nice. Here are those mentioned at the web pages related to my work related to "Monitoring the composition of the Earth's atmosphere" at the: with links to Web sites that provide more information.

Projects and activities I have been or am involved in (in alphabetic order)

AMFIC  =  Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in China
EU project: 2007 - 2009
GlobVolcano  =  GlobVolcano - Satellite Monitoring in Support to Early Warning of Volcanic Risk
ESA project: 2007 - 2010
GODFIT-2  =  GOME Direct Fitting - Phase B
ESA project: 2005 - 2007
GOME-2 TOOLS  =  GOME-2 Total Column Ozone and Trace Gases Retrieval Tools
EUMETSAT project: 2005 - 2007
GOFAP  =  GOME Ozone Fast delivery and value-Added Products
ESA project: 1997 - 2001
GomeCal  =  Software package for GOME wavelength calibration
part of the GOFAP project: 1998-2000
NOVAC  =  Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change
EU project: 2005 - 2009
OMI Science  =  Ozone Monitoring Instrument
NSO project: 20xx - present
PROMOTE  =  PROtocol MOniToring for the GMES Service Element
ESA project: 2004 - 2007 (Stage I), 2007 - 2009 (Stage II)
SACS  =  Support to Aviation Control Service
service of ESA project PROMOTE Stage II: 2007 - 2009  |  ESA project: 2009 - present
TEMIS  =  Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service
ESA project: 2001 - 2009; website & data service continued
TROPOMI phase C/D  =  Troposphere Monitoring Instrument
NSO project: 2007 - present

Satellite instruments

GOME  =  Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
on board of :   ERS-2  =  European Remote Sensing satellite 2
launced by :   ESA
time period :   19 April 1995  --  5 July 2011
SCIAMACHY  =  SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CartograpHY
on board of :   ENVISAT  =  Environmental Satellite
launced by :   ESA
time period :   1 March 2002  --  8 April 2012
OMI  =  Ozone Monitoring Instrument
on board of :   EOS Aura  =  Earth Observing System (Chemistry & Climate Mission)
launced by :   NASA
time period :   15 July 2004  --  ...
GOME-2  =  Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
IASI  =  Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
both on board of :   three successive satellites: MetOp  =  Meteorological Operational Satellite
launced by :   ESA   and :   EUMETSAT
time period MetOp-A :   19 Oct. 2006  --  ...
time period MetOp-B :   17 Sep. 2012  --  ...
time period MetOp-C :   2016/2017 ?  --  ...
TROPOMI  =  TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument
on board of :   GMES Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite.
launced by :   ESA
time period :   Early 2016  --  ...

Institutes and organisations

KNMI  =  Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
BIRA-IASB  =  Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
ESA  =  European Space Agency
DUP / DUE  =  Data User Programme / Data User Element(of ESA)
GMES  =  Global Monitoring for Environment and Security,
a joint initiative of the European Commission and ESA
VAAC  =  Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre
see the map at VAAC London

 


===> list of various other related acronyms

 
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