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Microwave Limb Sounder

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The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments measure naturally-occurring microwave thermal emission from the limb (edge) of Earth's atmosphere to remotely sense vertical profiles of atmospheric gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice. The overall objective of these experiments is to provide information that will help improve our understanding of Earth's atmosphere and global change.

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BrO HO2 CH3CN O3 H2O OH
HOCl ClO IWC HCl RHi HCN
CO N2O GPH Temperature HNO3 All

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Maps @ 46hPa; SO2 @ 147hPa and CO @ 215hPa

Latest Publications

  1. Wu, L., H. Su, R.G. Fovell, T.J. Dunkerton, Z. Wang, and B.H. Kahn, "Impact of environmental moisture on intensification of Hurricane Earl (2010)," Monthly Weather Review, in review.

  2. Jain, S., A.R. Jain, and T.K. Mandal, "Dry phase of tropical lower stratospheric water vapor: Role of BDC, convection and ozone," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 10.1016/j.jastp.2014.08.018, in press.

  3. Kawatani, Y., J.N. Lee, and K. Hamilton, "Interannual variations of stratospheric water vapor in MLS observations and climate model simulations," J. Atmos. Sci., 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0164.1, in press.

  4. Gong, J., D.L. Wu, and V. Limpasuvan, "Meridionally-tilted ice cloud structures in the tropical Upper Troposphere as seen by CloudSat," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 14, 24915, 10.5194/acpd-14-24915-2014, in review.

  5. Pertsev, N., P. Dalin, V. Perminov, V. Romejko, A. Dubietis, R. Balčiunas, K. Černis, and M. Zalcik, "Noctilucent clouds observed from the ground: sensitivity to mesospheric parameters and long-term time series," Earth, Planets and Space 66, 98, 10.1186/1880-5981-66-98, 2014.   reprint  

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MLS now has a website that has been optimized for many mobile devices. On this site you can quickly look up information on data products, publications, and even view selected daily plots. Check it out on your iPhone, BlackBerry, or other web-enabled phone today!

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