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Note that we have not repeated the acronyms of X-ray surveys listed in Table 4.

ACS: Advanced Camera for Surveys (on Hubble Space Telescope)

ACT: Atacama Cosmology Telescope

ADEPT: Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope

AP: Alcock-Paczynski

BAO: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

BOSS: Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

BigBOSS: Big Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

CCD: Charge Coupled Device

CDM: Cold Dark Matter

CFHT: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

CFHTLS: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey

Chandra: Chandra X-ray Observatory (NASA)

CHIME: Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment

CMB: Cosmic Microwave Background

COBE: Cosmic Background Explorer

COSMOS: Cosmic Evolution Survey (from Hubble Space Telescope)

CSP: Carnegie Supernova Project

DES: Dark Energy Survey

DEspec: Dark Energy Spectrograph

DESTINY: Dark Energy Space Telescope

DETF: Dark Energy Task Force

DUNE: Dark Universe Explorer

EE50: Encircled Energy 50%

eROSITA: extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array

ESA: European Space Agency

ESSENCE: Equation of State: SupErNovae trace Cosmic Expansion

Euclid: Euclid dark energy space mission (ESA)

FKP: Feldman-Kaiser-Peacock (1994) P(k) estimation method

FFT: Fast Fourier Transform

FIRST: Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters (from the VLA)

FWHM: Full Width at Half Maximum

Gaia: Gaia astrometry mission (ESA)

GR: General Relativity

HEAO: High-Energy Astrophysics Observatory (NASA)

HETDEX: Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment

HOD: Halo Occupation Distribution

HSC: Hyper-Suprime Camera (for Subaru Telescope)

HST: Hubble Space Telescope

IGM: Intergalactic Medium

IRAC: Infrared Array Camera (on Spitzer Space Telescope)

ISCS: IRAC Shallow Cluster Survey

JDEM: Joint Dark Energy Mission

JEDI: Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation

JPAS: Javalambre Physics of the Accelerating Universe Astrophysical Survey

JWST: James Webb Space Telescope

KIDS: Kilo-Degree Survey

LCS: Light Curve Shape

LIGO: Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

LOSS: Lick Observatory Supernova Survey

LRG: Luminous Red Galaxy

LSST: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAO: National Optical Astronomy Observatories


Pan-STARRS: Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System

PAU: Physics of the Accelerating Universe

PCA: Principal Component Analysis

Planck: Planck CMB satellite (ESA)


PSF: Point Spread Function

PTF: Palomar Transient Factory

RASS: ROSAT All Sky Survey

RCS: Red-Sequence Cluster Survey

ROSAT: Roentgen Satellite

SDSS: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

SED: Spectral Energy Distribution

SFR: Star Formation Rate

SKA: Square Kilometer Array

SN: Supernovae

SNAP: Supernova Acceleration Probe

SNLS: Supernova Legacy Survey (part of CFHTLS)

SNR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio

SPT: South Pole Telescope

STEP: Satellite Test of Equivalence Principle

SuMIRe: Subaru Measurement of Images and Redshifts

2SLAQ: 2dF and SDSS Large Area Quasar survey

VHS: VISTA Hemisphere Survey

VLBI: Very Long Baseline Interferometry

VIKING: VISTA Kilo-Degree Infrared Galaxy Survey

VIRGO: VIRGO gravity wave observatory


UKIDSS: UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey

WFC3: Wide-Field Camera 3 (on Hubble Space Telescope)

WFPC2: Wide-Field and Planetary Camera 2 (on Hubble Space Telescope)

WFIRST: Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

WiggleZ: WiggleZ galaxy redshift survey

WISE: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

WL: Weak Lensing

WMAP: Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (NASA)

XMM-Newton: X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission

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