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Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE)

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Status: Future, Pre-Formulation
Mission Category: Decadal Survey, Other
Launch Date: 2022

The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission will make global ocean color measurements to provide extended data records on ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon cycle) along with polarimetry measurements to provide extended data records on clouds and aerosols. Understanding of impacts and feedbacks of the Earth system to climate are critical importance.

Key Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem Facts

Origination: NASA
Instruments: Ocean color spectrometer
Polarimeter (TBD)
Project Scientist(s): Jeremy Werdell
Deputy Project Scientist(s): Antonio Mannino
Brian Cairns
Other Key Personnel: Gerhard Meister