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A   B  
  AAS - Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy   BRDF - Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function
  AHS - Airborne Hyperspectral Scanner    
  ASM - Atisinal Small-scale Mining    
  ASTER - Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer    
  ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials    
       
C   D  
      DEM - Digital Elevation Model
      DGPS - Differential Global Positioning System
      DIAL - Differential Absorption LiDAR
      DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung (the German Institute for Standardization)
      DTM - Digital Terrain Model
       
E   F  
  ED(A)X - Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis   FOV - Field Of View
  EO - Earth Observation   FWHM - Full Width Half Maximum
  EROI - Energy Return on Investment    
       

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G   H  
  GIS - Geographical Information System   HPLC - High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  GNP - Gross National Product   HS - Hyper-Spectral
  GPR - Ground Penetrating RADAR    
  GPS - Global Positioning System    
  GSD - Ground Sample Distance    
       
I   J, K  
  IC - Ion Chromatography   Ker-DST - KERBABEL on-line Deliberation Support Tools
  ICP-MS - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy    
  ICP-OES - Inductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectroscopy    
  IFOV - Instantaneous Field Of View    
  IGBP - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    
  IP - Induce Polarization    
  ISO - International Organization for Standardisation    
       
L   M  
  LiDAR - Light Detection And Ranging   MIRAS - Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis
  LULC - Land Use Land Cover   MS - Multi-Spectral/Mass Spectrometry
  LWIR - Long-Wave Infra-Red   MWIR - Mid-Wave Infra-Red
       

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N   O  
  NIR - Near Infra-Red    
       
       
       
PQ   R  
  PIXE - Particle-Induced X-ray Emission   RADAR - Radio Detection and Ranging
      RS - Remote Sensing
       
       
S   T  
  SAR - Synthetic Aperture Radars  

Trialogue - An interchange and discussion of ideas among three groups having different origins, philosophies, principles, etc.

  SMAP - Soil Moisture Active Passive   TIR - Thermal Infra-Red
  SNR - Signal to Noise Ratio    
  SNS - Satellite Navigation Systems    
  SEM - Scanning Electron Microscopy    
  SMOS - Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity    
  SODAR - Sonic Detecting And Ranging    
  SONAR - Sound Navigation And Ranging    
  SPOT - Système Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre    
  SRTM - Shuttle Radar Topography Mission    
  SWIR - Short-Wave Infra-Red    
       

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U   V  
      VNIR - Visible and Near Infra-Red
       
       
       
W   X,Y.  
  WP - Work Package   XRD - X-Ray Diffraction
      XRF - X-Ray Fluorescence
       
       
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