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MLS - 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.

The first MLS experiment in space (UARS MLS) was operational on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) from Sept 1991 until March 2000.

The second (MLS) is on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura mission launched 15 July 2004. As of early 2021, more than 16 years since launch, Aura MLS data have been used in more than 1100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, including many in high-profile journals. These papers describe research into ozone layer recovery, climate change, air quality, and the many interactions among these topics.

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William Daffer
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Brian Drouin
Earth Science - Deputy Section Manager
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Lucien Froidevaux
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Ryan Fuller
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Jonathan Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds - Group Supervisor, Principal Scientist
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Brian Knosp
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Alyn Lambert
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Nathaniel Livesey
Earth Science - Principal Investigator, Aura Microwave Limb Sounder
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Luis Millán
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Kazuyuki Miyazaki
Tropospheric Composition - Scientist
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Jessica Neu
Tropospheric Composition - Associate Directorate Scientist, Earth Science and Technology Directorate
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William Read
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Michelle Santee
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere - Group Supervisor
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Michael Schwartz
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Hui Su
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere - Principal, Engineering and Science Directorate
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Paul Wagner
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere