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ACRONYM OR
ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
~ Approximately
2-D Two-Dimensional
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
cm Centimeter(s)
CMG Coastal and Marine Geology
CSC Computer Sciences Corporation
CTI Chesapeake Technology, Inc.
DGPS Differential Global Positioning System
DLG Digital Line Graph
DOS Disk Operating System
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute
FACS Field Activity Collection System
FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee
FISC Florida Integrated Science Center
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GPS Global Positioning System
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
Hz Hertz
ID Identification
IE Internet Explorer
ISO International Organization for Standardization
J Joules
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
KB Kilobyte(s)
kHz Kilohertz
km Kilometer(s)
m Meter(s)
MB Megabyte(s)
MESH Multi-Element Streamer Hydrophone
ms Millisecond(s)
N North
NAD83 North American Datum 1983
PC Personal Computer
PDF Portable Document Format
R/V Research Vessel
s Second(s)
SCC Subsidence and Coastal Change
SEG Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SU Seismic Unix
USGS United States Geological Survey
UTC Coordinated Universal Time
UTM Universal Transverse Mercator
W West
WGS84 World Geodetic System 1984
XML Extensible Markup Language

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