What does GIF mean in Ocean Science?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand GIF in the Academic & Science field in general and in the Ocean Science terminology in particular.

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What does GIF mean?

The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary computer files. The standard has been revised several times, and includes provisions for interlacing and animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store only 256 colors. Compare JPEG.

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