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Suomi NPP OCO-2 Landsat 8 Aura

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Missions: Decadal Survey 2007

Following completion of the first decadal survey in 2007, the National Research Council (NRC) prioritized 15 satellite missions to enable NASA to provide the public with ongoing information about global climate and climate change. To comprehensively address the state of climate change, these decadal survey missions span multiple Earth science disciplines and are organized into three time-phased tiers. To learn more about the program, visit and

Mission Mission Category Status
Lidar Surface Topography (LIST) Concept, Future
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Future, Pre-Formulation
Precision and All-Weather Temperature and Humidity (PATH) Concept, Future
Snow and Cold Land Processes (SCLP) Concept, Future
Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) Current
Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Future, Implementation