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Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE)

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Status: Future, Pre-Formulation
Mission Category: Earth Systematic Missions, Decadal Survey 2007, Tier 2

The objectives of the Aerosol-Cloud Ecosystems (ACE) mission are to study aerosol and cloud types and properties and measure ocean productivity in the surface ocean layers. Data from ACE will improve climate models and air-quality forecasts and will be used in the prediction of climate change.

Key Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems Facts

Instruments: Backscatter Lidar
Doppler Radar
Multi-angle Polarimeter
Ocean Color Spectrometer
Program Scientist(s): Hal Maring
Paula Bontempi

Related Applications:

  • Carbon Management
  • Water Management