Earth  ID: 13056

EPIC New Science from 1 Million Miles Away

NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) sits onboard NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite at the Lagrange point 1, a million miles away from Earth.

EPIC has been imaging the sunlit side of Earth between 13 and 22 times a day since 2015. Now, scientists have developed ways to use these images to study specific elements of our home planet's atmosphere and plant life, like ozone in the stratosphere, the makeup of clouds and the health of vegetation on land.
 

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Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Samson K. Reiny (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Writer
Alexander Marshak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Joycelyn Thomson Jones (NASA/GSFC): Image Processing
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Vegetation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds >> Ozone
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds >> Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> DSCOVR
SVS >> EPIC

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0