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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
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Kazuyuki  Miyazaki
Kazuyuki Miyazaki
Tropospheric Composition
Scientist
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William  Daffer
William Daffer
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Brian  Drouin
Brian Drouin
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations
Group Supervisor
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Jessica  Neu
Jessica Neu
Tropospheric Composition
Aura TES Deputy Principal Investigator
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Michelle  Santee
Michelle Santee
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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
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Ryan  Fuller
Ryan Fuller
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Jonathan H. Jiang
Jonathan H. Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds
Group Supervisor, Principal Scientist
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Brian  Knosp
Brian Knosp
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Alyn  Lambert
Alyn Lambert
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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William  Read
William Read
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Michael  Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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W Van  Snyder
W Van Snyder
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Hui  Su
Hui Su
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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Paul  Wagner
Paul Wagner
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere
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