U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 291

Acronyms and Abbreviations


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ACRONYM OR
ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BASE
Bathymetry Based on Statistical Error
CHIRP
Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse
cm
Centimeter(s)
DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System
DMS
Dynamic Motion Sensor
DVD
Digital Versatile Disc
EBCDIC
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ESRI
Environmental Systems Research Institute
ETI
Enviro Temps Incorporated
FACS
Field Activity Collection System
FGDC
Federal Geographic Data Committee
FISC
Florida Integrated Science Center
FLaSH Florida Shelf Habitat
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
GPS
Global Positioning System
HIPS
Hydrographic Information Processing System
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
Hz
Hertz
ID
Identification
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
KB
Kilobyte(s)
kHz
Kilohertz
km
Kilometers
Ltd
Limited
m
Meter(s)
MB
Megabyte(s)
MLLW
Mean Lower Low Water
ms
Millisecond(s)
NAD83
North American Datum 1983
NAVD88
North American Vertical Datum 1988
NAVSTAR
Navigation Signal Timing and Ranging
NGS
National Geodetic Survey
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
PC
Personal Computer
PDF
Portable Document Format
PDOP
Percent Dilution of Position
RMS
Root Mean Square
R/V
Research Vessel
s
Second(s)
SANDS
System for Accurate Nearshore Depth Surveying
SEA
Systems Engineering and Assessment
SFWMD
South Florida Water Management District
SIPS
Sonar Information Processing System
SOS
Speed of Sound
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
USGS
United States Geological Survey
UTC
Coordinated Universal Time
UTM
Universal Transverse Mercator
W
West
WAAS
Wide Area Augmentation System
WGS84
World Geodetic System 1984
XML
Extensible Markup Language
XTF
Extended Triton Format

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