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Instruments and Tools

Scientists will use several instruments and tools to gather and measure optical and biogeochemical particle data. Some will use light to measure qualities such as backscatter. Others will physically collect or filter water. Remote-sensing data will also be gathered.
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[10-May-18] Depiction of how ocean color, clouds and aerosols information will be collected by the PACE satellite. In-water and airborne instruments will be employed to validate PACE data. Calibration of satellite sensors will involve using the Sun, moon, and ocean buoys as reference sources.