About IPY > Acronyms and Abbreviations

A List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Commonly Found on this Web Site

Government agencies frequently use acronyms and abbreviations to shorten lengthy names or titles. This page serves a key to commonly used acronyms abbreviations on this site.

Agencies and organizations

ARCUS: Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.

DOI: U.S. Department of the Interior

FWS: Interior's Fish & Wildlife Service

IAPRC: Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NIC: National Ice Center

NICL: National Ice Core Laboratory

NSF: National Science Foundation

NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center

PMEL: Pacific Marine Laboratory

USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS: U.S. Geological Survey

Projects and Centers:

AHHI: Arctic Human Health Initiative

ANDRILL: Antarctic geological Drilling Project

ANSMET: The Antarctic Search for Meteorites

BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University

CRREL: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

CReSIS: Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets

LTER: Long Term Ecological Research

SPT: South Pole Telescope

SEArCH: Study of Environmental Arctic Change

US ITASE: U.S. International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition