U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 563

Acronyms and Abbreviations


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ACRONYM OR
ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AVG
Angle Varying Gain
BASE
Bathymetry Based on Statistical Error
CCT
Coastal Change and Transport
Chirp
Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse
cm
Centimeter(s)
CO-OPS
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System
DVD
Digital Versatile Disc
EAARL
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar
ESRI
Environmental Systems Research Institute
FACS
Field Activity Collection System
FGDC
Federal Geographic Data Committee
FRAWG
Frame Work Group
GeoBar
Georeferenced Backscatter Raster
GIS
Geographic Information System
GPS
Global Positioning System
HIPS
Hydrographic Information Processing System
HP
High Performance
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
ID
Identification
IMU
Inertial Measurement Unit
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
KB
Kilobyte(s)
kHz
Kilohertz
km
Kilometer(s)
Lidar
Light Detection and Ranging
Ltd
Limited
m
Meter(s)
MB
Megabyte(s)
MsCIP
Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program
MLLW
Mean Lower Low Water
NAD83
North American Datum 1983
NAVD88
North American Vertical Datum 1988
NGS
National Geodetic Survey
NGOM
Northern Gulf of Mexico
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
PDF
Portable Document Format
R/V
Research Vessel
s
Second(s)
SEA
Systems Engineering and Assessment
SIPS
Sonar Information Processing System
SOS
Speed of Sound
SSS
Side Scan Sonar
SVP
Sound Velocity Probe
SVS
Sound Velocity Sensor
SXC
SEA Ltd. Swath Processor Coverage File
SXP
SEA Ltd. Swath Processor Processed File
SXR
SEA Ltd. Swath Processor Raw File
SXS
SEA Ltd. Swath Processor Session File
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
TVG
Time Varying Gain
USACE
United States Army Corps of Engineers
USGS
U. S. Geological Survey
UTM
Universal Transverse Mercator
WGS84
World Geodetic System 1984
XML
Extensible Markup Language
XTF
Extended Triton Format

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