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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. Carminati, F., P. Ricaud, J.P. Pommereau, E. Riviere, S. Khaykin, J.L. Attie, and J. Warner, "Impact of tropical land convection on the water vapour budget in the tropical tropopause layer," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 6195–6211, doi:10.5194/acp-14-6195-2014, 2014.   reprint  

  2. Ball, W.T., D.J. Mortlock, J.S. Egerton, and J.D. Haigh, "Assessing the relationship between spectral solar irradiance and stratospheric ozone using Bayesian inference," Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, in press.

  3. García-Comas, M., B. Funke, A. Gardini, M. López-Puertas, A. Jurado-Navarro, T. von Clarmann, G. Stiller, M. Kiefer, C.D. Boone, T. Leblanc, B.T. Marshall, M.J. Schwartz, and P.E. Sheese, "MIPAS temperature from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere: comparison of version vM21 with ACE-FTS, MLS, OSIRIS, SABER, SOFIE and lidar measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/amtd-7-6651-2014, in review.

  4. Wang, T., W.J. Randel, A.E. Dessler, M.R. Schoeberl, and D.E. Kinnison, "Trajectory model simulations of ozone O 3 and carbon monoxide CO in the lower stratosphere," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 14, 7135--7147, doi:10.5194/acp-14-7135-2014, 2014.   reprint  

  5. Damiani, A., B. Funke, M.L. Puertas, A. Gardini, T. von Clarmann, M.L. Santee, L. Froidevaux, and R.R. Cordero, "Changes in the composition of the northern polar upper stratosphere in February 2009 after a sudden stratospheric warming," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, in press.

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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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