Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)

MLS NRT Data and Information

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 4

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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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