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Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE)

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Status: Future, Pre-Formulation
Mission Category: Earth Systematic Missions, Decadal Survey 2007, Tier 2

The objectives of the Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) mission are to 1) identify human versus natural sources of aerosols and ozone precursors; 2) study the dynamics of coastal ecosystems, river plumes, and tidal fronts; 3) observe air pollution transport in North, Central, and South America; 4) predict the tracks of oil spills, fires, and releases from natural disasters; 5) detect and track waterbourne hazardous materials; 6) measure coastal health; and 7) facilitate forecasts of air quality.

Key Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events Facts

Instruments: High-spatial-resolution hyperspectral spectrometer
IR (Infrared) correlation radiometer
Low-spatial-resolution imaging spectrometer
Program Scientist(s): Ken Jucks
Paula Bontempi

Related Applications:

  • Carbon Management
  • Coastal Management
  • Public Health