Acronyms, etc.

ACZAntarctic Convergence Zone
ADCanalog-to-digital converter
AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory
AFTACAir Force Technical Applications Center
AK135seismic travel time model
ANFOammonium nitrate fuel oil
ANSSAdvanced National Seismic System
ARSAAutomated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer
BAABroad Agency Announcement
BEMboundary element method
CCcorrelation coefficient
CDSNChinese Digital Seismic Network
CLVDcompensated linear vector dipole
CMTHarvard centroid moment tensor
CNDSNChinese National Digital Seismic Network
COTScommercial off the shelf
CRUST2.0crustal model (Bassin et al., 2000)
CSSCenter for Seismic Studies data format
CTBTComprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
CTBTOComprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CUB2.03D global models (Shapiro et al., 2002)
CU-BoulderUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
DCdouble couple
DDdouble difference
DMCData Management Center (IRIS)
DOBdepth of burial
DoDDepartment of Defense
DOEDepartment of Energy
DOFdegrees of freedom
DOSDepartment of State
DSSdeep seismic sounding
ECMEvent Classification Matrix
EDREarthquake Data Reports - a USGS publication
EFTearth-flattening transform
EGFEmpirical Green Function
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. Am. 88, 722-743
ENSEarthquake Notification Service (from USGS)
ETOPOearth topographic (database)
ETOPO5terrain model
EventIDtool to implement event discrimination (Hartse et al., 1997; Walter et al., 1999)
FDfinite difference
FEfinite element
FFTFast Fourier Transform
F-Kfrequency wavenumber
FSUFormer Soviet Union
FWHMfull width at half maximum
GBGaussian beam
GBFgeneralized beamforming
GIIGeophysical Institute of Israel
GISgeographical information system
GMELGrid-search Multiple Event Location
GMTgeneric mapping tool
GNEMRDGround-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Development Program
GRACEgravity recovery and climate experiment
GSNglobal seismographic network
GTground truth
GTxground truth information of accuracy x km
HEhigh explosive
HPGehigh purity germanium
HPXehigh-pressure xenon
IASPEIInternational Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior
iasp91standard earth model
IPGGInstitute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
IDAInternational Deployment of Accelerometers
IDCInternational Data Centre
IDGRussian Institute for the Dynamics of the Geospheres
IIEESInternational Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
IMSInternational Monitoring System
InSARInterferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
IRISIncorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
ISCInternational Seismological Centre
ISTCInternational Science and Technology Center
JVESoviet Joint Verification Experiment
KBKnowledge Base
KBCITKnowledge Base Calibration Integration Tool
KMAKorean Meteorological Administration
KNDCKazakhstan National Data Center
LANLLos Alamos National Laboratory
LDEOLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
LLNLLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LNMlow-noise model
LVZlow velocity zones
MatSeisseismic analysis package developed by SNL using Matlab
mbbody wave magnitude
MDACmagnitude and distance amplitude corrections
MEMSmicroelectromechanical systems
MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Mssurface wave magnitude
MSEmean squared error
MSUMichigan State University
Mwmoment magnitude
NA-22Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEICNational Earthquake Information Center
NEM R&DNuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Development
NEMSnuclear explosion monitoring system
NISNNorth Iraq Seismographic Network
NNSANational Nuclear Security Administration
NORSARNorwegian Seismic Array
NPENonproliferation Experiment
NRLNaval Research Laboratory
NSFNational Science Foundation
NTSNevada Test Site
ORFEUSObservatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology
PASSCALProgram for the Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere
PDEpreliminary determination of epicenters
PEparabolic equation
PNEpeaceful nuclear explosions
PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory
PPVpeak particle velocity
PSDpower spectral density
PSUPenn State University
QSeismic Q factor (reciprocal of attenuation)
RASARadionuclide Aerosol Sampler Analyzer
REBReviewed Event Bulletin - an IDC report
RESPSEED response files
RFreceiver functions
RMSroot mean square (errors)
ROCreceiver operating characteristic
RSTTRegional Seismic Travel-Time model
SACseismic analysis code
SAICScience Applications International Corporation
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research
SCECSouthern California Earthquake Center
SCSNSouthern California Seismic Network
SEEDStandard for the Exchange of Earthquake Date
SEMspectral element method
SLBMSeismic Location Baseline Model
SLUST. Louis University
SMDCSpace Missile Defense Command (Army)
SMUSouthern Methodist University
SNLSandia National Laboratories
SNRsignal-to-noise ratio
SOFAR ChannelSOund Fixing And Ranging - primary sound channel in the ocean
SPEsource phenomenology experiments
STA/LTAshort-term average/long-term average
STSSemipalatinsk Test Site
SUSsignal underwater sound
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.
TODtime of day
T-phasehydroacoustic phase
UCSDUniversity of California, San Diego
UHVultra-high vacuum
UNEunderground nuclear explosions
USAEDSUnited States Atomic Energy Detection System
USBMUnited States Bureau of Mines
USGSUnited States Geological Survey
USNDCUnited States National Data Center
VODvelocity of detonation
WWSSNWorld Wide Standardized Seismographic Network
YSKPYellow Sea and Korean Peninsula