The Airborne Science Instrument Database provides details on the science instruments that have been used as part of NASA-funded airborne research.

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Currently displayed: instruments 1 - 20 of 301.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8, J-31, P-3 Orion, Convair-580, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer SI/CIMS-2 Fred Eisele (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion CIMS OH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Paul Lawson (PI) DC-8, WB-57, Global Hawk, P-3 Orion Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe 2DC David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Accumulation Radar Carl Leuschen (PI) P-3 Orion Radar Snow Accumulation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System AVAPS Gary Wick (PI) Global Hawk Dropsonde Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Advanced Whole Air Sampler AWAS Elliot Atlas (PI) Global Hawk, ER-2, WB-57 Whole Air Sampling CFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211, NMHCs, CO, CH4, N2O
Aerodyne High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer HR-AMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8 Spectrometer (in situ) Cl, NH4, NO3, Organic Aerosol, SO4
Aerosol Lidar William Grant (PI) DC-8 Lidar Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
Aerosol/Cloud Particle Impactor/Replicator ACIR Rudolf Pueschel (PI) DC-8 Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Black Carbon, SO4
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (PI) ER-2, WB-57, Balloon, DC-8, Global Hawk Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 Lidar Doppler Lidar
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk, WB-57 Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Airborne Detector for Energetic Lightning Emissions ADELE David Smith (PI) Global Hawk Gamma-Rays, Relativistic Electrons
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth Probe AXCTD Dan S. Jacob (PI) P-3 Orion Dropsonde Ocean Salinity, Temperature