Acronyms

Acronyms

AAF

ARM Aerial Facility

ACMp

Airborne Carbon Measurements Project

ACME

Accelerated Carbon Modeling for Energy

ACOS

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Space

ACRF

ARM Climate Research Facility

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

AERI

Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer

AFM

Atomic Force Microscopy

AHU

Animal and Human Use

AMF

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

AMF

ARM Mobile Facility

AMP

AmeriFlux Management Project (headquartered at LBNL)

ARL

Air Resources Laboratory (NOAA)

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility

ARM

DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program

ASAX

Anomalous Small Angle X-ray Scattering

ASCEM

Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (DOE)

ASR

Atmospheric System Research

ASR

Atmospheric System Research (DOE SFA program)

BADM

Biological-Ancillary-Disturbance-Management

BER

Biological and Environmental Research (DOE program)

BERAC

Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

BRC

Office of Science Bioenergy Research Centers

BVOC

Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound

BWR

Boiling Water Reactor

C-O-H-N-S

Carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur

CAM

Community Atmosphere Model

CAPE

Convective Available Potential Energy

CAPT

Cloud-Associated Parameterizations Testbed

CASK

Cyberinfrastructure, analytics, simulation and knowledge discovery

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CCSD(T)

Coupled Cluster Method With Non-Iterative Triple Excitations

CDIAC

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (ORNL)

CESD

Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (DOE)

CESM

Community Earth System Model (DOE program)

CFCs

Chlorofluorocarbons

CLM

Community Land Model

CLM

community land-surface model

CO2ReMoVe

CO2 Research Monitoring Verification project (http://www.co2remove.eu)

CoopEUS

COOPeration between the US and the EU for environmental research infrastructure

COS

Carbonyl Sulfide

CRUD

create, read, update and delete

CUAHSI

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc.

DDC

Dissolution-Diffusion-Convection

DFT

Density Functional Theory

DLS

Dynamic Light Scattering

DNS

Direct Numerical Simulation

ED

Ecosystem Demography model

EMSL

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery

EOS

Equation of State

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPS

Exopolymeric Substances

EPS

ExoPolySaccharide

EPS

Earth & Planetary Science Dept @ UC Berkeley

ERDA

Energy Research and Development Agency

ESM

Earth System Modeling (DOE program)

eSRA

Electronic Sponsored Research Award system

EXAFS

X-ray Absorption Fine Structure

F$M

Financial System Modernization (pronounced FSM)

FBS

Field Budget Submission

FCS

Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

FFRDCs

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (e.g., DOE National Labs)

FFT

Fast Fourier Transform

FPs

Fission Products

FT

Free Troposphere

FTS

Fourier transform spectrometer

FWP

Field Work Proposal

GCM

Global Climate Model

GCS

Geologic CO2 Sequestration

Geco

GoAmazon Ecosystem Carbon, a component of the ARM GoAmazon campaign

GHG

Greenhouse gases

GPP

gross primary productivity

GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar

Gt

Billions of metric tons, or Gigatons

HDMR

high-dimension model representation

HEXS

High-Energy X-ray Scattering

HPLC

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

HRTEM

High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

ICOS

Integrated Carbon Observation System (European Union-sponsored)

ICP-MS

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer

IEA

International Energy Agency

IEA-GHG

IEA Greenhouse Gas Program

iESM

integrated Earth System Model

IFL

Integrated Field Laboratory

IFRC

Integrated field research challenge

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

IP

Intellectual Property

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRGA

Infra-red gas analyzer

ISOLSM

isotope land surface model

IUPAC

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

KBS

Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan)

LDA

Local Density Approximation

LES

Large Eddy Simulations

LIDAR

Light Imaging Detection And Ranging (also LiDAR and Lidar)

LRM

Laboratory Research Manager

LRU

Leaf relative uptake

LTER

Long-term Ecological Research

M&V

Monitoring and Verification

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MMt

Millions of tons

MP2

Second Order Moller-Plesset Perturbational Method

MRM

Magnetic Resonance Microscopy

MSE

Mixed-solvent electrolyte

Mt

Metric tons, or Megatons

NACP

North American Carbon Program

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NEA

U.S. Nuclear Energy Agency

NEB

Nudged Elastic Band

NEE

net ecosystem exchange

NEON

National Ecological Observatory Network

NERSC

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

NG

Next Generation (e.g., NG Arctic, NG Tropics)

NGEE

Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiment

NMR

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NPP

Net primary production

NSA

North Slope Alaska

NWPA

Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982)

NWTS

National Waste Terminal Storage

OCO2

Orbiting Carbon Observatory, version 2

OCS

carbonyl sulfide

P-T-X

Pressure, Temperature and Composition

PBL

planetary boundary layer

PDF

Probability Density Functions

PE

precipitation efficiency

PGS

Precision Gas System

PLFA

Phospholipid Fatty Acid

PNAS

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

ps

picoseconds

PVT

Pressure, Volume, Temperature

PWR

Pressurized Water Reactor

PyOM

see bc=black carbon

QM/MM

Quantum Mechanics / Molecular Mechanics

RAXR

Resonant Anomalous X-ray Reflectivity

RNs

Radionuclides

RSSF

Retrievable Surface Storage Facility

RST

Reservoir Saturation Tool

SAAR

Supervisor Accident Analysis Report

SAFOD

San Andreas Fault Observatory and Depth project

SAXS

Small Angle X-ray Scattering

SBR

Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (DOE program)

SC

Office of Science, DOE (coding used in federal budget, etc.)

SCM

Single-Colum Model

SFA

Scientific Focus Area

SGP

Southern Great Plains

SIC

Self Interaction Correction

SIMS

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

SOC

Soil Organic Carbon

SOM

Soil Organic Matter

SPM

Stochastic Parcel Model

SSC

Science Steering Committee

TCCON

Total Column Carbon Observation Network

TEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy

TES

Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (DOE program)

US DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

WPG

weak-pressure-gradient

WTG

weak-temperature-gradient

XANES

X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure

XAS

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy