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The Earth Observing System Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS MLS) on the Aura Satellite

Show simple item record Waters, Joe W. Froidevaux, Lucien Harwood, Robert S. Jarnot, Robert F. Pickett, Herbert M. Read, William G. Siegel, Peter H. Cofield, Richard E. Filipiak, Mark J. Flower, Dennis A. Holden, James R. Lau, Gary K. Livesey, Nathaniel J. Manney, Gloria L Pumphrey, Hugh C. Santee, Michelle L. Wu, Dong L. Cuddy, David T. Lay, Richard R. Loo, Mario S. Perun, Vincent S. Schwartz, Michael J. Stek, Paul C. Thurstans, Robert P. Boyles, Mark A. Chandra, Kumar M. Chavez, Marco C. Chen, Gun-Shing Chudasama, Bharat V. Dodge, Randy Fuller, Ryan A. Girard, Michael A. Jiang, Jonathan H. Jiang, Yibo Knosp, Brian W. LaBelle, Remi C. Lam, Jonathan C. Lee, Karen A. Miller, Dominick Oswald, John E. Patel, Navnit C. Pukala, David M. Quintero, Ofelia Scaff, David M. Van Snyder, W. Tope, Michael C. Wagner, Paul A. Walch, Marc J. 2008-09-04T18:23:46Z 2008-09-04T18:23:46Z 2006-05-06
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44, No. 5, p. 1075-1092, May 2006, doi 10.1109/TGRS.2006.873771 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0617
dc.description.abstract The Earth Observing System Microwave Limb Sounder measures several atmospheric chemical species (OH, HO2, H2O, O3, HCl, ClO, HOCl, BrO, HNO3, N2O, CO, HCN, CH3CN, volcanic SO2), cloud ice, temperature, and geopotential height to improve our understanding of stratospheric ozone chemistry, the interaction of composition and climate, and pollution in the upper troposphere. All measurements are made simultaneously and continuously, during both day and night. The instrument uses heterodyne radiometers that observe thermal emission from the atmospheric limb in broad spectral regions centered near 118, 190, 240, and 640 GHz, and 2.5 THz. It was launched July 15, 2004 on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Aura satellite and started full-up science operations on August 13, 2004. An atmospheric limb scan and radiometric calibration for all bands are performed routinely every 25 s. Vertical profiles are retrieved every 165 km along the suborbital track, covering 82 S to 82 N latitudes on each orbit. Instrument performance to date has been excellent; data have been made publicly available; and initial science results have been obtained. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) en_US
dc.subject remote sensing en_US
dc.subject stratospheres en_US
dc.subject submillimeter wave en_US
dc.title The Earth Observing System Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS MLS) on the Aura Satellite en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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