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Exact Match -
This service requires case-sensitive, exact matches. If there is no exact
match, you will get an error error message. Most of the acronyms are entirely
upper case. Some common variants with different cases are included (e.g.,
ESPRESSO and ESPreSSO).
Not Perfect -
This service isn't perfect. Many acronyms could be expanded to two or more
full names. This service includes acronyms that fairly reliably (> 95% confidence?)
expand to a particular name, but that doesn't mean it will be correct for your use
of the acronym. This service doesn't include acronyms that commonly expand to more than
one full name (e.g., SAF, which could be expanded to Synthetic Aperture Focusing
or Satellite Application Facility).
This service's list of acronyms is not complete. If you want to add a common
acronym or make a correction, please email it to bob.simons at noaa.gov.
Want To Do Oceanic/Atmospheric Acronym Conversions from within a Computer Program, Script, or Web Page?
If you change the extension of this web page's URL from .html to .txt,
ERDDAP will respond with just the text result.
Percent Encoding - The parameter values in the URL (the parts after '=' signs) must be properly
all characters other than A-Za-z0-9_-!.~'()* must be encoded as %HH,
where HH is the 2 digit hexadecimal value of the character, for example, a space becomes
%20. Characters above #127 must be converted to UTF-8 bytes, then each UTF-8 byte must
be percent encoded (ask a programmer for help). There are
web sites that percent encode and decode for you.
ERDDAP, Version 1.74-axiom-r3