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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. Zawedde, A., H.N. Tyssøy, J. Stadsnes, and M. Sandanger, "Are EEP Events Important for the Tertiary Ozone Maximum?," Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 124, 7, 5976-5994, doi:10.1029/2018ja026201, 2019.   reprint  

  2. Chen, Q., G. Gao, Y. Li, H. Cai, X. Zhou, and Z. Wang, "Main Detrainment Height of Deep Convection Systems over the Tibetan Plateau and Its Southern Slope," Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 36, 10, 1078-1088, doi:10.1007/s00376-019-9003-3, 2019.   reprint  

  3. Dion, I., P. Ricaud, P. Haynes, F. Carminati, and T. Dauhut, "Ice injected into the tropopause by deep convection – Part 1: In the austral convective tropics," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19, 9, 6459-6479, doi:10.5194/acp-19-6459-2019, 2019.   reprint  

  4. Hervig, M., D. Siskind, S. Bailey, A. Merkel, M. DeLand, and J. Russell, "The Missing Solar Cycle Response of the Polar Summer Mesosphere," Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2019gl083485, 2019.   reprint  

  5. Randel, W., and M. Park, "Diagnosing Observed Stratospheric Water Vapor Relationships to the Cold Point Tropical Tropopause," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi:10.1029/2019jd030648, 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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