Earth  ID: 3057

New Data from Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Water Vapor

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measures the chemistry of the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere. Measuring concentration of water vapor and other chemicals. Approximately 50 percent of the atmosphere's moisture lies within about 1.84 km of the earth's surface, and only a minute fraction of the total occurs above the tropopause.

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Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
Aura

Data Used:
Aura/MLS/Water Vapor 2004/08/13-17, 20-23, 25-31, 2004/09/02-06, 10, 12, 17-22, 24-29, 2004/10/01, 03-07, 09-12, 14
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This item is part of this series:
Aura First Light

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2004-064
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Water Vapor >> Water Vapor
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0