Acronyms and Vocabulary Definitions

Acronym Definition
AASG Association of American State Geologists
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFTAC US National Data Center
ANSS Advanced National Seismic System
ASL Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory
ATM NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences
BREQ_FAST Batch REQuests Fast (an e-mail based data request tool)
CDMG California Division of Mining and Geology
CMT centroid moment tensor (ftp)
COCORP Consortium for Continental Reflection Profiling
COSMOS Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems
CROP Customized Reduction of Products (a tool used to pare down the volume of data from a FARM product)
CUREE Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering
DCC data collection center (like ASL and IDA)
DEOS Dynamics of Earth & Ocean Systems
DHI Data Handling Interface (IRIS)
DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education
DMC Data Management Center
DMS Data Management System
DOSECC Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust, Inc.

NSF Division of Earth Sciences

EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
ERI Earthquake Research Institute
FA Flexible Array
FARM Fast Archive Recovery Method
FDSN International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
GDL Geoscience Digital Library
GEO NSF Directorate for Geosciences
GGP Global Geodynamics Project - Recording the Earth's gravity field using superconducting gravimeters
GSN Global Seismic Network
HDF Hypocenter Data Format
IASPEI International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior
IDA International Deployment of Accelerometers (Scripps)
IDC International Data Centre, in Vienna, organization to monitor the CTBT
IGPP Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (Scripps)
IMS International Monitoring System (of the UN)
IPGP Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris
IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
ISC International Seismological Centre (United Kingdom)
ITR NSF Information Technology Research
JSP Joint Seismic Program (no longer active)
KDI NSF Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence
Lithoprobe Canada's National Geoscience Project
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
MAE Mid-America Earthquake Center
MCEER Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
MDC Moscow Data Center
NEIC National Earthquake Information Center (USGS)
NEMA National Emergency Management Association
NetDC Networked Data Centers (a request mechanism)
NOC Network Operations Center (ASL & IDA)
NSDL National SMETE Digital Library
NSF National Science Foundation
OBSIP Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrumentation Pool
OCE NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
ORFEUS Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology
PASSCAL Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere
PEER Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
PIC PASSCAL Instrument Center (Socorro, NM)
POD Program to Output Data (IRIS)
QED Quick Epicenter Determination (from the NEIC)
RELISH Responses Evaluated by Listing Information in SEED Headers (IRIS tool)
SALSA Scientific ALliance for South America
SBIR NSF Small Business Innovation Research
SC Standing Committee
SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center
SCIGN Southern California Integrated GPS Network
SEED Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data
SIO Scripps Institute of Oceanography
SMETE Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education
SOD Standing Order for Data (IRIS)
SOSA Synthetic and Observed Seismogram Analysis
SPYDER® System to Provide You Data from Earthquakes Rapidly (IRIS)
SQL Structured Query Language
TA Transportable Array
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
UNAVCO non-profit membership-governed consortium, facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy
UNIDATA Unidata provides a broad array of data and software tools for use in geoscience education and research
USNSN United States National Seismograph Network
U of W University of Washington
USGS United States Geological Survey
UV-FARM Ultra Long Period (.01 sam/sec ) FARM products and Very Long Period (0.1 Sam/sec) FARM products
VSNE Virtual Seismic Network Explorer (under development)
WEED Windows Extracted from Earthquake Data (a data request tool)
WILBER Web Interface to Lookup Big Events for Retrieval (an interface to FARM and SPYDER® data)
WQC Waveform Quality Center
WSSPC Western States Seismic Policy Council