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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Climate & Radiation Laboratory Seminar
EPIC observations of sun glint from ice clouds
Tamás Várnai, (613/UMBC-GESTAR II)
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Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Ocean Ecology Laboratory Seminar
Identifying phytoplankton drivers, trends, and hotspots in the Southern Ocean
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Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Terrestrial Water Cycle Seminar
The Adventures of SLAP (Scanning L-band Active Passive Instrument): STEM Flights, Spotting RFI, The Capitol of Paella, Really Salty Water, Freezing in Canada, and Yes, Soil Moisture From Coast to Coast”
Edward Kim, PhD, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard (617)
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Featured Videos

Ocean Color Countdown with PACE

The color of our oceans, lakes and rivers can tell us a lot about what's going on just beneath the surface. With the new hyperspectral capabilities of the PACE mission, we'll know more about the health of aquatic ecosystems and those impacts on human health and climate studies. We explore just five different ocean colors around the globe and find out what those colors tell us.

PACE's Instruments Reveal a New Dimension of Atmospheric Info

Two instruments on NASA’s upcoming PACE satellite mission will look at aerosols and clouds – the A and C in the mission’s name, Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem – to help scientists learn more about their characteristics and interactions in Earth’s systems.

The Insanely Important World of Phytoplankton

Ivona Cetinić, the Science Lead for Ocean Biogeochemistry for PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem), describes the weird, wonderful and important world of phytoplankton and why it's important for the PACE mission to study these tiny creatures.

A Sea of Data: The PACE Mission

The data from PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) will help us better understand how the ocean and atmosphere exchange carbon dioxide. In addition, it will reveal how aerosols might fuel phytoplankton growth in the surface ocean.

 

Local News

 

Ready to work with data from the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission? Join members of NASA’s Ocean Biology Distributed Active Arc...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 

NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft has successfully made contact with ground stations back on Earth providing teams wi...

Thursday, February 08, 2024
 

3, 2, 1 … LIFTOFF! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 ...

Thursday, February 08, 2024
 

Individual bits of tiny living beings and inanimate particles are too small for your eye to see. But when billions to trillions of them aggregate in o...

Wednesday, February 07, 2024
 

A few paths in life are short and direct; more of them are long and winding. This week, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral Sp...

Monday, February 05, 2024