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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., Lebsock, M., Livesey, N., and Tanelli, S.: Differential absorption radar techniques: water vapor retrievals, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2633-2646, doi:10.5194/amt-9-2633-2016, 2016.
  2. 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, JAMC, 213-225, (2016)
  3. 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, (2015).
  4. L. Millán, M. Lebsock, N. Livesey, S. Tanelli, G. Stephens: Differential absorption radar techniques: Surface pressure, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3959-3970, (2014).
  5. L. Millán and A. Dudhia: A non-iterative linear retrieval for infrared high resolution limb sounders, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1381-1396, (2013).
  6. 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, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-10, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50322, (2013).
  7. L. Millán, N. Livesey, W. Read, L. Frovideaux, D. Kinnison, R. Harwood, I. A. MacKenzie, and M. P. Chipperfield: New Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of BrO and implications for Bry, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5, 1741-1751, (2012).
  8. L. Millán, I. Thomas, and N. Bowles: Lunar regolith thermal gradients and emission spectra: Modeling and validation, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 116, E12003, (2011).

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