NASA's Phytoplankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission will provide unprecedented insight into key components of our ocean and atmosphere, systems that impact our everyday lives.

While orbiting Earth, PACE will not operate in a vacuum! Its information will be used in conjunction with data collected by other missions, providing enhanced economic and societal benefits.

Sea Surface Temperature

PACE and Sea Surface Temperature data will be used to explore correlations that affect biological productivity of fisheries, including coastal upwelling and El Niño.

Sea Surface Salinity

PACE and Sea Surface Salinity (saltiness) data will be used to track the impacts of rivers flowing into the ocean and how dissolved organic material from land affects the health of our coasts.

Sea Surface Height

PACE and Sea Surface Height data will be used to investigate the effects of currents and eddies on biological patterns, along with how heat transfer and sea level rise impact ocean life.

Sea Surface Winds

PACE and Sea Surface Wind data will be used to study the flux of carbon dioxide gas between the ocean and atmosphere.

Clouds & Water Vapor

PACE measurements will be augmented with data from atmosphere-focused sensors to better understand air-sea interactions, including the role of ocean biology in cloud formation.


PACE's data will be merged with other missions' aerosol measurements to examine how these tiny airborne particles might fertilize the surface ocean.

Working as a Team to Understand Our Planet...

Sea Surface Temperature
Sea Surface Salinity
Sea Surface Height
Sea Surface Winds
Other Atmosphere-focused Missions

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