Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) makes measurements of atmospheric composition, temperature, humidity, and cloud ice.

MLS NRT Data and Information

MLS NRT version 5 product is now available. Users are encouraged to transition to the updated version with immediate effect. Version 4 will be available until July 1, 2022.

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument aboard NASA’s Aura satellite makes measurements of atmospheric composition, temperature, humidity, and cloud ice. MLS near real-time (NRT) data are available through LANCE generally within 45 to 140 minutes after a satellite observation.

To download MLS data, register for an Earthdata Login. Use the table below to access specific LANCE data products.

 

MLS / Aura - Collection 5

Product Download Description Volume (GB/day) Browse
ML2CO_NRT.005 Carbon Monoxide (CO) MLS/Aura NRT L2 CO Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2H2O_NRT.005 Water Vapor (H2O) MLS/Aura NRT L2 H2O Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2HNO3_NRT.005 Nitric Acid (HNO3) MLS/Aura NRT L2 HNO3 Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2N2O_NRT.005 Nitrous Oxide (N2O) MLS/Aura NRT L2 N2O Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2O3_NRT.005 Ozone (O3) MLS/Aura NRT L2 O3 Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2SO2_NRT.005 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) MLS/Aura NRT L2 SO2 Mixing Ratio 0.02 N/A
ML2T_NRT.005 Temperature MLS/Aura NRT L2 Temperature 0.03 N/A

MLS / Aura - Collection 4

Product Download Description Volume (GB/day) Browse
ML2CO_NRT.004 Carbon Monoxide (CO) MLS/Aura NRT L2 CO Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2H2O_NRT.004 Water Vapor (H2O) MLS/Aura NRT L2 H2O Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2HNO3_NRT.004 Nitric Acid (HNO3) MLS/Aura NRT L2 HNO3 Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2N2O_NRT.004 Nitrous Oxide (N2O) MLS/Aura NRT L2 N2O Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2O3_NRT.004 Ozone (O3) MLS/Aura NRT L2 O3 Mixing Ratio 0.03 N/A
ML2SO2_NRT.004 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) MLS/Aura NRT L2 SO2 Mixing Ratio 0.02 N/A
ML2T_NRT.004 Temperature MLS/Aura NRT L2 Temperature 0.03 N/A

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Last Updated
Jun 3, 2021