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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. Huang, L., R. Fu, and J.H. Jiang, "Impacts of Fire Emissions and Transport Pathways on the Interannual Variation of CO in the Tropical Upper Troposphere," Atmos. Chem. Phys., in press.

  2. Su, H., J.H. Jiang, C. Zhai, T.J. Shen, J.D. Neelin, G.L. Stephens, and L.Y. Yung, "Weakening and Strengthening Structures in the Hadley Circulation Change under Global Warming and Implications for Cloud Response and Climate Sensitivity ," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, in review.

  3. Ruzmaikin, A., J.N. Lee, and D.L. Wu, "Patterns of carbon monoxide in the middle atmosphere and effects of solar variability," Adv. Space Res., 10.1016/j.asr.2013.06.033, in press.   reprint  

  4. Manney, G.L., M.I. Hegglin, W.H. Daffer, M.J. Schwartz, M.L. Santee, and S. Pawson, "Climatology of Upper Tropospheric/Lower Stratospheric UTLS Jets and Tropopauses in MERRA," J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00243.1, in press.

  5. Hitchcock, P., T.G. Shepherd, and G.L. Manney, "Statistical characterization of Arctic Polar-night Jet Oscillation Events," J. Climate 26, 2096-2116, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00202.1, in press.   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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