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What PACE Will Measure

PACE will be NASA's most advanced ocean color sensor ever. It will measure the percent reflectance of electromagnetic energy across a broad range of wavelengths, which will be compared with the "spectral signatures" of phytoplankton. But what gives phytoplankton these unique signatures? Start your journey of discovery by clicking on the simplified map below. Phytopia Tutorial

Phytopia interactive Spectral signature Absorption Backscattering Index of refraction Pigment Size Shape Internal morphology Fluorescence Storage product