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AEDSAtomic Energy Detection System
AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory
AFTACAir Force Technical Applications Center
AICAkaike Information Criterion
AK135seismic travel time model
ANFOammonium nitrate fuel oil
ANOVAanalysis of variance code
ArcViewcommercial GIS software
ARSAAutomated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer
BDSNBerkeley Digital Seismic Network
BEMboundary element method
CDSNChinese Digital Seismic Network
CEACommissariat l'Energie Atomique (French bulletin)
ChISSRussian abbreviation for multichannel spectral seismometer
CLVDcompensated linear vector dipole
CMTHarvard centroid moment tensor
CodaMagtool to implement magnitude calculations (Mayeda, 1993; Mayeda and Walter, 1996)
CRUST2.0crustal model (Bassin et al., 2000)
CTBTComprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
CTBTOComprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CUUniversity of Colorado
CUB2.03D global models (Shapiro et al., 2002)
CU-BoulderUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
DEMdigital elevation model
DMCData Management Center (IRIS)
DOBdepth of burial
DoDDepartment of Defense
DOEDepartment of Energy
DOSDepartment of State
DSSdeep seismic sounding
EDREarthquake Data Reports - a USGS publication
EHBEngdahl, E.R., van der Hilst, R. & Buland, R., 1998. Global teleseismic earthquake relocation with improved travel times and procedures for depth determination, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 88, 722-743
ERLEarth Resources Laboratory (MIT)
ERSEuropean Remote Sensing (satellites)
ETOPOearth topographic (database)
ETOPO5terrain model
EventIDtool to implement event discrimination (Hartse et al., 1997; Walter et al., 1999)
EvLoclocation software
FDSNFederation of Digital Seismic Networks
FDfinite difference
FEfinite element
F-Kfrequency wavenumber
Fstat, F-statF-statistic
FSUFormer Soviet Union
GBFgeneralized beamforming
GEONGeosciences Network
GIIGeophysical Institute of Israel
GISgeographical information system
GMTgeneric mapping tool
GNEMREGround-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering Program
GSNglobal seismographic network
GTground truth
GTxground truth information of accuracy x km
HDChypocentroidal (or hypocentral) decomposition
HEhigh explosive
HPGehigh purity germanium
HPXehigh-pressure xenon
HydroCAMHydroacoustic Coverage Assessment Model
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
IASPEIInternational Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior
iasp91standard earth model
IDAInternational Deployment of Accelerometers
IDCInternational Data Centre
IDGRussian Institute for the Dynamics of the Geospheres
ILSiterative least squares
IMSInternational Monitoring System
InfraMAPInfrasound Modeling of Atmospheric Propagation
InSARInterferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
IRISIncorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
IRPintegrated research product
ISCInternational Seismological Centre
ISTCInternational Science and Technology Center
JHDjoint hypocenter determination
KBKnowledge Base
KBCITKnowledge Base Calibration Integration Tool
KMAKorean Meteorological Administration
KNDCKazakhstan National Data Center
LANLLos Alamos National Laboratory
LBNLLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LDAlinear discriminant analysis
LDEOLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
LLNLLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LVZlow velocity zones
Matlabcommercial software application
MatSeisseismic analysis package developed by SNL using Matlab
mbbody wave magnitude
Mdduration magnitude
MDACmagnitude and distance amplitude corrections
MEMSmicroelectromechanical systems
MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Mssurface wave magnitude
MSEmean squared error
MSUMichigan State University
MUSICMULtiple Signal Classification
Mwmoment magnitude
NA-22Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCEDCNorthern California Earthquake Data Center
NEICNational Earthquake Information Center
NEM R&ENuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering
NNSANational Nuclear Security Administration
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NORSARNorwegian Seismic Array
NPENonproliferation Experiment
NRLNaval Research Laboratory
NTSNevada Test Site
PASSCALProgram for the Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere
PDFportable document format
PNEpeaceful nuclear explosions
PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory
PrepComPreparatory Commission
PSDpower spectral density
PSUPenn State University
QSeismic Q factor (reciprocal of attenuation)
RASARadionuclide Aerosol Sampler Analyzer
RCAreciprocal cluster analysis
REBReviewed Event Bulletin - an IDC report
RFreceiver functions
RGAresidual gas analyzer
RMSroot mean square (errors)
ROCreceiver operating characteristic
RSSresidual sum of squares
SACseismic analysis code
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research
SCSNSouthern California Seismic Network
SEMspectral element method
SLUSaint Louis University
SMDCSpace Missile Defense Command (Army)
SNLSandia National Laboratories
SNRsignal-to-noise ratio
SOFAR ChannelSOund Fixing And Ranging - primary sound channel in the ocean
SPshort period
STA/LTAshort-term average/long-term average
SVDsingular value decomposition
T* (t-star)A measure of the "damping" or attenuation along a path. T* is the ratio of the travel time along a ray path to the average Q (seismic "quality" factor) along it.
T-phasehydroacoustic phase
UCBUniversity of California, Berkeley
UCSDUniversity of California, San Diego
UNEunderground nuclear explosions
UNRUniversity of Nevada, Reno
USAEDSUnited States Atomic Energy Detection System
USGSUnited States Geological Survey
USNDCUnited States National Data Center
WSMRWhite Sands Missile Range