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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Next Gen APS (ACE) -
Full Name Next Gen APS (ACE) Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Multiple direction/polarisation radiometers Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Polarimeter for measuring aerosol optical properties and aerosol types.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Aerosol absorption optical depth (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
PACE - Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (2022 - 2025)
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