The Microwave Limb Sounder Observes the Lower Stratosphere and Upper Troposphere

  • Released Tuesday, December 14, 2004
  • Updated Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:29PM
  • ID: 3062

MLS observes the details of ozone chemistry by measuring many radicals, reservoirs, and source gases in chemical cycles which destroy ozone.

MLS measures lower stratospheric temperature and concentrations of H2O, O3, ClO, BrO, HCl, OH, HO2, HNO3, HCN, and N2O, for their effects on (and diagnoses of) ozone depletion, transformations of greenhouse gases, and radiative forcing of climate change.
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EOS MLS continues the successful effort started on UARS MLS, and uses advanced technology to provide important new measurements. Particularly noteworthy in this regard are its capabilities for OH, HO2, and BrO; measurements of these species have never before been possible on a global scale, but are essential for a comprehensive understanding of stratospheric chemistry.


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Datasets used in this visualization

Aura Chlorine Monoxide (Collected with the MLS sensor)
Aura Hydrogen Chloride (Collected with the MLS sensor)
Aura Nitric Acid (Collected with the MLS sensor)
Aura Ozone (Collected with the MLS sensor)
Aura Temperature (Collected with the MLS sensor)
Aura Water Vapor (Collected with the MLS sensor)

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