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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 CH3Cl CH3CN CH3OH
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. Matthias, V., and M. Ern, "On the origin of the mesospheric quasi-stationary planetary waves in the unusual Arctic winter 2015/2016," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18, 7, 4803-4815, doi:10.5194/acp-18-4803-2018, 2018.   reprint  

  2. Muslimah, S., M. Saleh, and R. Hidayat, "Spatial distribution of ozone over Indonesia Study case: Forest fire event 2015," undefined 149, 012019, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/149/1/012019, in review.

  3. Inai, Y., "Long-Term Variation in the Mixing Fraction of Tropospheric and Stratospheric Air Masses in the Upper Tropical Tropopause Layer," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123, 10, 4890-4909, doi:10.1029/2018jd028300, 2018.   reprint  

  4. Grooß, J., R. Müller, R. Spang, I. Tritscher, T. Wegner, M. Chipperfield, W. Feng, D. Kinnison, and S. Madronich, "On the discrepancy of HCl processing in the core of the wintertime polar vortices," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18, 12, 8647-8666, doi:10.5194/acp-18-8647-2018, 2018.   reprint  

  5. Karlsson, B., and T. Shepherd, "The improbable clouds at the edge of the atmosphere," Physics Today 71, 6, 30-36, doi:10.1063/pt.3.3946, 2018.   reprint  

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Aura MLS Anomaly Resolved - 18-JUL-2018


The previously reported anomaly with Aura MLS that commenced on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 has been successfully resolved. The instrument returned to its nominal operating configuration on 18 July 2018.

Near Real Time data delivery has resumed.




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