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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
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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William Daffer
William Daffer
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Brian Drouin
Brian Drouin
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations (329H)
Group Supervisor
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Jessica Neu
Jessica Neu
Tropospheric Composition (329I)
Aura TES Deputy Principal Investigator
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Michelle Santee
Michelle Santee
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Ryan Fuller
Ryan Fuller
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Jonathan H. Jiang
Jonathan H. Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
Group Supervisor
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Brian Knosp
Brian Knosp
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Alyn Lambert
Alyn Lambert
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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William Read
William Read
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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W Van Snyder
W Van Snyder
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Hui Su
Hui Su
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Robert P. Thurstans
Robert P. Thurstans
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
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