Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) SIPS
The Microwave Limb Sounder Science Investigator-led Processing System (MLS SIPS), located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, processes data from the MLS instrument on the Aura satellite. MLS SIPS products include vertical profiles of atmospheric gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice. These are archived at NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).
Evelyn Ho, NASA Official
NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project supports data processing by providing SIPS. Most of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) standard products are produced at facilities under the direct control of the instrument Principal Investigators/Team Leaders (PIs/TLs) or their designees. The SIPS are geographically distributed across the United States and are generally, but not necessarily, collocated with the PIs/TLs’ Scientific Computing Facilities (SCFs). Products produced at the SIPS using investigator-provided systems and software are sent to the appropriate DAACs for archival and distribution. Level 0 Data Products and Ancillary Data that begin the processing sequence are stored at the DAACs and retrieved by the SIPS.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2019 at 10:52 AM EDT