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Appendix C - Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACE Aerosol Characterization Experiment
AEROCE Atmosphere/Ocean Chemistry Experiment
API-MS Atmosphere Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
APS Aerodynamic Particle Sizer
ASTEX Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratories (US)
CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei
CIPRAS Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (USA)
CIT California Institute of Technology
CN Condensation Nulei
CNRM Centre National de Recherches Meteorologique (FR)
CVI Counterflow Virtual Impactor
DAA Droplet Aerosol Analyser
DLR Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Luft und Raumfahrt
DMPS Differential Mobility Particle Sizer
DMA Differential Mobility Analyzer
DMS Dimethylsulfide
Dp Particle diameter
EC European Commission
ECMWF European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast
EIJRC Environment Institute Joint Research Centre (EC)
ERAST Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology
GCM General Circulation Model
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA)
HPLC High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
HTDMA relative humidity controlled TDMA
IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
INMES Spanish national meteorological institute
IMPT Portuguese national meteorological institute
ISS Integrated Sounding System
ITE Institute for Terrestrial Ecology (UK)
LES Large Eddy Simulation
LIF Laser Induced Fluorescence
LIM Leipzig Institute of Meteorology (DE)
LOA Laboratoire d'Optique Atmospherique, Uni. Lille (FR)
MASP Multiangle scattering probe
MBL Marine Boundary Layer
MISU Meteorological Institute Stockholm University (SE)
MRF Meteorological Research Flight (UK)
MSA Methane Sulphonic Acid
NASA National Aeronautical and Space Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMHC Non Methane Hydrocarbons
NPS Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
OCTS Ocean Color and Temperature Sensor (on ADEOS1 satellite)
OPC Optical Particle Counter
OVID Optical Visible and near Infrared Detector
PIXE Particle Induced XRay Emission
PFC Perfluorocarbon
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA
POLDER Polarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
RASS Radio Acoustic Sounding System
RPA Remotely Piloted Aircraft
SeaWiFS Sea Viewing Wide Field of View Sensor
SEM/EDXA Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive XRay Analysis
TDMA Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer
TOR Tropospheric Ozone Research (EUROTRAC project)
UDMPS Ultrafine Differential Mobility Particle Sizer
UMIST University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology
UW University of Washington
WFF Wallops Flight Facility
WWW World Wide Web

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