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Open-File Report 2011-1246

Moderate-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Data and Seasonal Pattern Analysis for the Arctic Ocean Ecoregions

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ArcGIS – ESRI's GIS software

AVHRR – Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

GIS – Geographical Information System

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IR – Infrared

JPL – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

MEOW – Marine Ecoregions of the World

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCEP – National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NIS – Nonindigenous species

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NODC – National Oceanographic Data Center

NSIDC – National Snow and Ice Data Center

PFSST V5x – Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature version 5.x

POES – Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite

PO.DAAC – Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center

SST – Sea surface temperature

WGS 84 – World Geodetic System, 1984


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