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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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Latest Publications

  1. Wang, X., Y. Wu, W. Tung, J. Richter, A. Glanville, S. Tilmes, C. Orbe, Y. Huang, Y. Xia, and D. Kinnison, "The Simulation of Stratospheric Water Vapor Over the Asian Summer Monsoon in CESM1WACCM Models," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123, 20, 11,377-11,391, doi:10.1029/2018jd028971, 2018.   reprint  

  2. Tang, Z., D. Guo, Y. Su, C. Shi, C. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Zheng, W. Xu, J. Xu, R. Liu, and W. Li, "Double cores of the Ozone Low in the vertical direction over the Asian continent in satellite data sets," Earth and Planetary Physics 3, 2, 93-101, doi:10.26464/epp2019011, 2019.   reprint  

  3. Ball, W.T., E.V. Rozanov, J. Alsing, D.R. Marsh, F. Tummon, D.J. Mortlock, D. Kinnison, and J.D. Haigh, "The Upper Stratospheric Solar Cycle Ozone Response," Geophys. Res. Lett. 46, 3, 1831-1841, doi:10.1029/2018gl081501, 2019.   reprint  

  4. Bazhenov, O., "Increased humidity in the stratosphere as a possible factor of ozone destruction in the Arctic during the spring 2011 using Aura MLS observations," Int. Jnl. Remote Sensing 40, 9, 3448-3460, doi:10.1080/01431161.2018.1547449, 2019.   reprint  

  5. Bernet, L., T. von Clarmann, S. Godin-Beekmann, G. Ancellet, E.M. Barras, R. Stübi, W. Steinbrecht, N. Kämpfer, and K. Hocke, "Ground-based ozone profiles over central Europe: incorporating anomalous observations into the analysis of stratospheric ozone trends," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19, 7, 4289-4309, doi:10.5194/acp-19-4289-2019, 2019.   reprint  

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MLS FTP Server Shutdown


On June 29, 2018, the MLS FTP server at ftp://mls.jpl.nasa.gov has been permanently shut down. All MLS-related data files are now offered over HTTPS. Please see the relevant section of the MLS website for information on where to find any data you are interested in.




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