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Logo for the PACE mission, which will study Earth's ocean ecosystems and their relationship to airborne particles and clouds.
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[22-Feb-16] Logo for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission. PACE will deliver the most comprehensive look at global ocean color measurements in NASA's history. Not only will PACE monitor the health of our ocean, its science data will expand atmospheric studies by sensing our skies over an exceptionally broad spectrum of wavelengths. PACE will monitor aerosol particles, clouds, and many factors related to the marine carbon cycle including the phytoplankton pigment, chlorophyll. Moreover, PACE applications will help with many of our most pressing environmental issues such as harmful algal bloom and air quality forecasts.