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Missions: Tier 3

Satellite missions in the final tier of the Decadal Survey will launch from 2016 – 2020. Six missions comprise Tier 3, with four centered on the collection of data for natural hazard prediction, weather forecasting, and water resource management and two focused on stratospheric air quality, tropospheric wind measurements, and pollution transport.

Mission Mission Category Status
3D Winds (Demo) Concept, Future
Global Atmosphere Composition Mission (GACM) Concept, Future
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) Future, Implementation
Lidar Surface Topography (LIST) Concept, Future
Precision and All-Weather Temperature and Humidity (PATH) Concept, Future
Snow and Cold Land Processes (SCLP) Concept, Future