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Luis Millán

  • Ph. D. Atmospheric Physics, Oxford University, UK (2006-2009)
  • M.Sc. RadioAstronomy and Space Science, Chalmers University, Sweden (2004-2005)
  • B.Sc. Electronics and Communications, ITESM CCM, Mexico

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing of trace gases and clouds
  • Implementation and use of forward and inverse models
  • Satellite observation analysis


MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder Icon 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.

Professional Experience
  • NASA JPL Scientist (2015-present)
  • Research Assistant, NASA JPL / UCLA JIFRESSE (2013-2015)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA JPL / Caltech (2010-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Oxford University (2010)

Selected Publications
  1. Millán, L., N. J. Livesey, M. L. Santee, T. von Clarmann: Characterizing Sampling and Quality Screening Biases in Infrared and Microwave Limb Sounding, Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-2017-691, in press, 2018.
  2. L. Millán, G. Manney: An assessment of ozone mini-hole representation in reanalyses over the Northern Hemisphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9277-9289, doi:10.5194/acp-17-9277-2017, 2017.
  3. L. Millán, N. Livesey, M. Santee, J. Neu, G. Manney, R. Fuller: Case Studies of the Impact of Orbital Sampling on Stratospheric Trend Detection and Derivation of Tropical Vertical Velocities: Solar Occultation versus Limb Emission Sounding, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11521-11534, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11521-2016, 2016.
  4. L. Millán, M. Lebsock, N. Livesey, S. Tanelli: Differential Absorption Radar Techniques: Water Vapor Retrievals, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2633-2646, doi:10.5194/amt-9-2633-2016, 2016.
  5. L. Millán M. Lebsock, E. Fishbein, P. Kalmus, J. Teixeira: Quantifying Marine Boundary Layer Water Vapor Beneath Low Clouds with Near-Infrared and Microwave Imagery, J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., 55, 213-225, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0143.1, 2016.
  6. L. Millán, S. Wang, N. Livesey, D. Kinnison, H. Sagawa, and Y. Kasai: Stratospheric and mesospheric HO2 observations from the EOS Microwave Limb Sounder, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2889-2902, doi:10.5194/acp-15-2889-2015, 2015.
  7. L. Millán, M. Lebsock, N. Livesey, S. Tanelli, G. Stephens: Differential absorption radar techniques: Surface pressure, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7,3959-3970, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3959-2014, 2014.
  8. L. Millán, W. Read, Y. Kasai, A. Lambert, N. Livesey, J. Mendrok, H. Sagawa, T. Sano, M. Shiotani, and D. L. Wu: SMILES ice cloud products, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 6468-6477, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50322, 2013.
  9. L. Millán and A. Dudhia: A non-iterative linear retrieval for infrared high resolution limb sounders, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1381-1396, doi:10.5194/amt-6-1381-2013, 2013.
  10. L. Millán, N. Livesey, W. Read, L. Froidevaux, D. Kinnison, R. Harwood, I. A. MacKenzie, and M. P. Chipperfield: New Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of BrO and implications for Bry, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1741-1751, doi:10.5194/amt-5-1741-2012, 2012.
  11. L. Millán, I. Thomas, and N. Bowles: Lunar regolith thermal gradients and emission spectra: Modeling and validation, J. Geophys. Res., vol. 116, E12003, 11 PP, doi:10.1029/2011JE003874, 2011.

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