Earth  ID: 12469

PACE Satellite Animations

PACE is NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission, currently in the design phase of mission development. It is scheduled to launch in 2022, extending and improving NASA's over 20-year record of satellite observations of global ocean biology, aerosols (tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere), and clouds.

PACE will advance the assessment of ocean health by measuring the distribution of phytoplankton, tiny plants and algae that sustain the marine food web. It will also continue systematic records of key atmospheric variables associated with air quality and Earth's climate.

For More Information

https://pace.gsfc.nasa.gov


Credits

Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Michael Starobin (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
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NASA's Conceptual Image Laboratory

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Phytoplankton
NASA Science >> Earth