TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Advanced Microwave Precipitation RadiometerAMPRAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz; 19.35 GHz; 37.1 GHz; 85.5 GHz
Advanced Whole Air SamplerAWASElliot Atlas (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingCFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211, NMHCs, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace SpeciesACATSJames W. Elkins (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, CitationGas chromatographyCFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
In situ
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometerAirMISRDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCamera, SpectrometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 70.5, 60, 45.6, 26.1)
11000 m (at 20 km)
27.5 m (at 20 km)
446 nm; 558 nm; 672 nm; 866 nm
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter ImagerAirMSPIDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: variable between ±75, typical: 70, 60, 45, 26)
11000 m (at 20 km)
55 m (at 20 km)
355 nm; 380 nm; 445 nm; 470 nm; 555 nm; 660 nm; 865 nm; 935 nm
Airborne Ocean Color ImagerAOCIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
50 m (at 19.8 km)
0.436-0.455 µm; 0.481-0.501 µm; 0.511-0.531 µm; 0.554-0.575 µm; 0.61-0.631 µm; 0.655-0.676 µm; 0.741-0.8 µm; 0.831-0.897 µm; 0.989-1.054 µm; 8.423-12.279 µm
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption SpectrometerATLASMax Loewenstein (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)N2O, CH4, CO, O3
In situ
1 Hz
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
31 channels at 410-700 nm; 63 channels at 680-1270 nm; 63 channels at 1250-1860 nm; 63 channels at 1840-2450 nm9.4 nm bandwidth
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIASLance Christensen (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
In situ
1 Hz
Argus Tunable Diode Laser InstrumentARGUSMax Loewenstein (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
3.3 µm; 4.7 µmCH4
Autonomous Modular SensorAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)Altair, B-200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
12 channels at 0.42-11.26 µm4 different configurations (see website for details).
BroadBand RadiometersBBRAnthony Bucholtz (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerCIT-CIMSPaul Wennberg (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCCIMSHNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
In situ
Chlorine Nitrate InstrumentClONO2James Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
In situ
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCParticle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Droplet ProbeCDPDavid Rogers (PI)Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCParticle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
1 Hz
2-50 µmwater droplets, ice crystals
Cloud Lidar SystemCLSJames Spinhirne (PI)ER-2 - AFRCLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Physics LidarCPLMatthew McGill (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarAerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
30 m
335 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Radar SystemCRSGerald Heymsfield (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
94 GHz
Compact Airborne Formaldehyde ExperimentCAFEJason M. St. Clair (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, C-23 Sherpa - WFF, HL5200 Hanseo University (NIER)FluorescenceCH2O
In situ
1 Hz
Compact Airborne NO2 ExperimentCANOEJason M. St. Clair (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2
In situ
1 Hz
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux MeasurementCPFMC. Thomas McElroy (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometer, Spectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
300-770 nm
Condensation Nuclei CounterCNCJames Wilson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCN counterCCN
In situ
Condensation Nucleus Counters (CNCs) and Electrical Aerosol Sampler (EAS)CNC/EASJames Wilson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
50.3 GHz; 52.6 GHz; 89 GHz; 165.5 GHz; 183.3 GHz
Conical Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSSIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerIce Water Path, Brightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
183.3 GHz; 325 GHz; 448 GHz; 642 GHz; 874 GHz3 channels (±1 GHz, ±3 GHz, ±7 GHz)
Digital Camera SystemDCSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone PhotometerNOAA O3 ClassicErik Richard (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Balloon, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36000 m (at 19.8 km)
50 m (at 19.8 km)
38 channels at 0.4649-14.18 µm
ER-2 Doppler RadarEXRADGerald Heymsfield (PI)ER-2 - AFRCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity,
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
1200 m (at 20 km)
9.72 GHz
ER-2 High Altitude DropsondeEHADJeffrey B. Halverson (PI)ER-2 - AFRCDropsondeTemperature
In situ
Focused Cavity Aerosol SpectrometerFCASJames Wilson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
Forward Scattering Spectrometer ProbeFSSPPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
450 nm; 530 nm; 550 nm; 700 nmaerosol scattering and backscattering coefficients
Frost Point (NOAA)FPAndrew Rollins (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCH2O
In situ
FSSP-300 Aerosol SpectrometerFPCASER-2 - AFRCAerosol Scattering Ratio
Harvard Hydroxyl ExperimentHOxJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescence, Laser absorptionOH, HO2
In situ
Harvard Lyman-α Photofragment Fluorescence HygrometerHWVJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceH2O
In situ
Harvard Total WaterHTWJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceH2O (total)
In situ
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne ProfilerHIWRAPGerald Heymsfield (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCRadar, ScatterometerRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Ground
Conical scanning
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding RadiometerHAMSRShannon Brown (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRCSounder, Microwave RadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
8 channels at 50-56 GHz; 10 channels at 113-119 GHz; 7 channels at 166-190 GHz
High Resolution Interferometer SounderHISWilliam L. Smith Sr. (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2HSRL2Chris Hostetler (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
0.1 Hz
15 m
355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 AnalyzerHarvard CO2Steven C. Wofsy (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatographyCO2
In situ
HR-732 Aerial CamerasHR-732Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
15000 m (at 19.8 km)
3 m (at 19.8 km)
In-Situ OzoneMelody Avery (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
IRIS II Panoramic CameraIRIS IIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
40000 m (at 19.8 km)
2 m (at 19.8 km)
JPL Laser HygrometerJLHRobert L. Herman (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O
In situ
1 Hz
Large Area CollectorsLACMichael Zolensky (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCosmic Dust
In situ
Leica RC-30 metric cameraRC-30Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - LARC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Leonardo Airborne SimulatorLASSi-Chee Tsay (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Lightning Instrument ProjectLIPMonte Bateman (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRCElectric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
In situ
Lyman Alpha-HygrometerKen Kelly (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-AircraftMOPITT-AJames Drummond (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSounderCO, CH4
Integrated vertical column
Nadir (directly downwards)
Meteorological Measurement SystemMMST. Paul Bui (PI)Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
In situ
Microwave Temperature ProfilerMTPRichard Denning (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerTemperature
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
Millimeter Imaging RadiometerMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
Miniature Video Imaging SystemMVISJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
MODIS Airborne SimulatorMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36 m (at 20 km)
50 m (at 20 km)
464.9 nm; 549.4 nm; 655 nm; 702.4 nm; 743.1 nm
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection SystemMACSJames Wilson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCCounterflow virtual impactorParticle size distribution
In situ
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrOClO/BrOJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceClO, BrO
In situ
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer ProbeMASPDarrel Baumgardner (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
In situ
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping SensorMAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCPhotometerH2O (total), Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
37000 m (at 20 km)
100 m (at 20 km)
0.45-0.52 µm; 0.52-0.6 µm; 0.57-0.67 µm; 0.6-0.73 µm; 0.65-0.83 µm; 0.72-0.99 µm; 0.83-1.05 µm; 3.55-3.93 µm; 8.5-14 µm; 10.3-12.1 µm; 12.5-12.8 µm
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - InterferometerNAST-IAnna Noe (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, Relative Humidity
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISngRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
380-2510 nm
NOAA Lyman-Alpha Total Water HygrometerNOAA TWKen Kelly (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCH2O (total)
In situ
NOAA NOy InstrumentNOAA NOyPatrick Veres (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, BalloonChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy
In situ
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size SpectrometerNMASSJohn Michael Reeves (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSCCN counterParticle size distribution, CCN
In situ
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA)UAS-O3Troy Thornberry (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
2 Hz
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning, Limb scanning
10.7 GHz; 18.7 GHz; 37 GHz; 89 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X BandPSR/CXAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
Cross-track scanning
5.8-6.2 GHz; 6.3-6.7 GHz; 6.75-7.1 GHz; 7.15-7.5 GHz; 4 channels at 10.6-10.8 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original ScanheadPSR/AAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 nm; 18.7 nm; 37 nm
Portable Remote Imaging SpectrometerPRISMZakos Mouroulis (PI)Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerRadiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
350-1050 nm; 1240-1240 nm; 1610-1610 nm
Pulse Height AnalyzerPHAE.G. Stassinopoulos (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and DevelopmentPICARDSteve Platnick (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic WaveQCM/SAWArthur Thorpe (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCounterflow virtual impactorAerosol
In situ
Radiometric Measurement SystemRAMSFrancisco Valero (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
In situ
Rapid Ozone ExperimentROZEReem A. Hannun (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCO3
In situ
10 Hz
265 nm
RC-10 Mapping CamerasRC-10Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
30000 m (at 19.8 km)
8 m (at 19.8 km)
Reactive NitrogenDavid Fahey (PI)ER-2 - AFRCNO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
Research Environment for Vehicle-Embedded Analysis on LinuxREVEALLawrence C. Freudinger (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
In situ
Research Scanning PolarimeterRSPBrian Cairns (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFPolarimeterImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 0, 45, 90, 135)
410 nm; 470 nm; 550 nm; 670 nm; 865 nm; 960 nm; 1590 nm; 1880 nm; 2250 nm
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISHank Revercomb (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
3.3-18 µm
Single Event UpsetSEUHarold Huff (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPSRadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
Submillimeter Limb SounderSLSRobert Stachnik (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
In situ
Thematic Mapper SimulatorTMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
15600 m (at 19.8 km)
25 m (at 19.8 km)
0.42-0.45 nm; 0.45-0.52 nm; 0.52-0.6 nm; 0.6-0.62 nm; 0.63-0.69 nm; 0.69-0.75 nm; 0.76-0.9 nm; 0.91-1.05 nm; 1.55-1.75 nm; 2.08-2.35 nm; 2 channels at 8.5-14 nm
Tissue Equivalent Particle CounterTEPCDonna Gallagher (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology ExperimentTWiLiTEBruce Gentry (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarWind
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCNavigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
Video Imaging SystemVISJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
20 m (at 19.8 km)
Whole Air SamplerWAS (NCAR)Elliot Atlas (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons
In situ
Wing Tip Air Particulate SamplerAPSAnthony Strawa (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSO4, Black Carbon
In situ