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ROSES-18 Amendment 67: New Opportunity in A.48 PACE System Vicarious Calibration

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(25-Feb-19) ROSES-18 Amendment 67 presents a new opportunity in program element A.48, Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission System Vicarious Calibration.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking ways to provide or develop, if needed, in situ instruments, systems, and approaches for the post-launch vicarious calibration of the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Ocean Color Instrument. Ocean color "vicarious" calibration refers to a final bias adjustment to the calibrated, spectral top-of-atmosphere radiances observed by an ocean color instrument. Proposals must consider the PACE Vicarious Calibration Plan.

This solicitation is primarily directed toward ocean color vicarious calibration. Calibration for aerosol particle and cloud measurements is encouraged if it is an inseparable part of the ocean color vicarious calibration proposed effort. A solicitation that will include calibration and validation of aerosol particle and cloud data products will be issued closer to the PACE launch.

For program element A.48 Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission System Vicarious Calibration, Notices of Intent are strongly encouraged by March 26, 2019 and proposals are due May 23, 2019. Answers to submitted questions will be added as a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) posted on the NSPIRES page for this program element.

On or about February 22, 2019, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2018" (NNH18ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage and will appear on the RSS feed.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Paula Bontempi and Parminder Ghuman.