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U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 748

Acronyms and Abbreviations


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ACRONYM OR
ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
3D
Three Dimensional
BGA
Blue-Green Algae
BOD
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
°C
Degrees Celsius
CD
Compact Disc
CDOM
Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter
CO
Colorado
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
CO2calc
CO2calc Application
CO32-
Concentration of Carbonate
CSV
Comma-Separated Values
CTD
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Profiler
DI
Distilled
DIC
Dissolved Inorganic Carbon
DOC
Dissolved Organic Carbon
°F
Degrees Fahrenheit
FL
Florida
GPS
Geographic Positioning System
h
Hour
HCl
Hydrochloric Acid
HgCl2
Mercuric Chloride Solution
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
ICP
Inductively Coupled Plasma
ICP-MS
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy
ICP-OES
Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
keV
Kiloelectron Volt
km
kilometers
kn
Knot
L
Liter
MICA
Multiparameter Inorganic Carbon Analyzer
m
Meter
mL
Milliliter
mM
Millimolar
pCO2
Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide
PDF
Portable Document Format
pH
Measurement of Acidity or Basicity
pHT
pH at Total Seawater Scale
PNG
Portable Network Graphics
POC
Particulate Organic Carbon
ppm
Parts per Million
QA/QC
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
SCF
Seapoint Chlorophyll Fluorometer
SST
Sea Surface Temperature
SSW
Sea Surface Water
TA
Total Alkalinity
TCO2
Total Carbon Dioxide
TOC
Total Organic Carbon
TSG
Thermosalinograph
μL
Microliter
μm
Micrometer
U.S.
United States
USB
Universal Serial Bus
UNCLOS
United Nations Convention Law of the Sea
USCGC
United States Coast Guard Cutter
USF
University of South Florida
USGS
U.S. Geological Survey
VPDB
Vienna Pee Dee Belemnite
VSMOW
Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water
WHOI
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
XML
Extensible Markup Language
YSI
Yellow Springs Instruments Company

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