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MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder

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.

The first MLS experiment in space (UARS MLS) was on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) launched 12 Sept 1991.

The second (EOS MLS) is on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura mission launched 15 July 2004. EOS MLS began full-up atmospheric science observations on 13 August 2004, with excellent performance to date in all portions of the instrument. Provisional and Stage I validated data are now publicly available (for information go to EOS MLS data).

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Luis Millán
Luis Millán
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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William Daffer
William Daffer
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Brian Drouin
Brian Drouin
Laboratory Studies and Modeling
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Thomas Flury
Thomas Flury
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Jessica Neu
Jessica Neu
Tropospheric Sounding, Assimilation, and Modeling (TSAM)
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Michelle Santee
Michelle Santee
Earth Science
Group Supervisor
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Nathaniel Livesey
Nathaniel Livesey
Earth Science
Principal Investigator, Aura Microwave Limb Sounder
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Lucien Froidevaux
Lucien Froidevaux
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Ryan Fuller
Ryan Fuller
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Jonathan H. Jiang
Jonathan H. Jiang
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Brian Knosp
Brian Knosp
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Alyn Lambert
Alyn Lambert
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Gloria Manney
Gloria Manney
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Brian Mills
Brian Mills
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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William Read
William Read
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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W Van Snyder
W Van Snyder
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Hui Su
Hui Su
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Robert P. Thurstans
Robert P. Thurstans
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner
Microwave Atmospheric Science
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Joe Waters
Joe Waters
Earth Science
Lead Scientist
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