TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Stephen Broccardo (PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter International, C130H - WFFPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
Advanced Microwave Precipitation RadiometerAMPRTimothy Lang (PI)NASA MSFCDC-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
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)JPLBalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Compact Atmospheric MapperACAMScott Janz (PI)NASA GSFCB200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraNO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Integrated vertical column
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
2 Hz
300-900 nmAir Quality (AQ) 304:520 nm; Ocean Color (OC) 460:900 nm
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)NASA GSFCC-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Emission SpectrometerAESHelen Worden (Co-I)NCARDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130InterferometerO3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.4.5-13 µm
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography InterferometerGLISTIN-ADelwyn Moller (PI)JPLGulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRCInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Airborne Lunar Spectral IrradianceAir-LUSIKevin Turpie (PI)UMBCER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerLunar Spectral Irradiance
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards (angles: 265° - 275° from heading)
350 nm; 1050 nm
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometerAirMISRDave Diner (PI)JPLER-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)JPLER-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 Multichannel Microwave RadiometerAMMRJames R. Wang (Mgr)NASA GSFCConvair 580 NRC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
10-92 GHz
Airborne Ocean Color ImagerAOCIJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-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 Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol LidarAROTALThomas J. McGee (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCLidar, Raman spectrometerTemperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
308 nm; 332 nm; 355 nm; 387 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nmN2 Raman
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb SounderA-SMLSNathaniel Livesey (PI)JPLWB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderH2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
2000 m
Airborne Submillimeter RadiometerASURHarry Kullmann (PI)U BremenDC-8 - AFRCRadiometerClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
604.3-662.3 GHz
Airborne Version of Hyper-Angular Rainbow PolarimeterAirHARPJ. Vanderlei Martins (PI)UMBCER-2 - AFRCPolarimeter
Airborne Visible and InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer - 3AVIRIS-3Robert O. Green (PI)JPLB200 - Dynamic Aviation, G-III, G-V-JSCSpectrometerRadiance from the surface and atmosphere.
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
200 Hz
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRIS-ClassicRobert O. Green (PI)JPLER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, 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
Ames Digital ImagerDIMPaul F. Wercinski (PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit SpectrographAIM-ITGeorge Varros (PI)NASADC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Autonomous Modular SensorAMSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAAltair, B200 - 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)NPSDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar and IR radiative flux; Total, Direct, Diffuse Solar radiative flux
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards) (angles: 0,180)
1 Hz
200-3600 nm; 4500-42000 nmSolar Broadband
Chicago Water Isotope SpectrometerChi-WISBenjamin Clouser (Mgr)U ChicagoWB-57 - JSCSpectrometerH2O, HDO
Cloud Absorption RadiometerCARCharles Gatebe (PI)NASA ARCJ-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Naval Research Lab (NRL) P-3 Orion, C-131A University of WashingtonRadiometerSolar flux, Imagery
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards, Cross-track scanning (angles: 190)
1.67 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
Configurable Scanning Submillimeter-wave Instrument/RadiometerCoSSIRRachael Kroodsma (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
50000 m (at 20 km)
170.5 GHz; 177.3 GHz; 180.3 GHz; 182.3 GHz; 325 GHz; 684 GHz2 channels (V & H)
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSMIRRachael Kroodsma (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
50000 m (at 20 km)
50.3 GHz; 52.8 GHz; 89 GHz; 165.5 GHz; 183.3 GHzH-pol only
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne RadiometerC-STARAnthony Guillory (Mgr)NASA MSFCDC-8 - AFRCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Conical scanning
37 GHz; 85 GHz
Digital Camera SystemDCSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAB200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Digital Mapping SystemDMSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRADC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSFCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne SpectrometerDIASSamuel R. Hall (PI)NCARDC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerAerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Integrated slant column
Solar tracking
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone PhotometerNOAA O3 ClassicErik Richard (PI)NOAA ESRLER-2 - AFRC, Balloon, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array RadiometerESTARDavid Levine (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASSteve Platnick (Co-I)NASA GSFCER-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
Fabry-Perot InterferometerFPIJay R. Herman (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCInterferometerO2, CO2
Integrated vertical column
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)NASA HQDC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerHCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Integrated vertical column
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking
10 Hz
6 channels at 2-15 µm
Gas and Aerosol Measurement Sensor/Langley Airborne A-Band SpectrometerGAMS/LAABSMichael Pitts (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCSolar Occultation, Spectrometer (in situ)Optical Depth
In situ
1024 channels at 430-1030 nm; 800 channels at 759-771 nmsolar spectrometer
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)JHU APLP-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Global Ice-sheet Mapping OrbiterGISMOKen Jezek (PI)Ohio StateP-3 Orion - WFFInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
GRC Hyperspectral ImagerHSI3.1Roger Tokars (PI)NASA GRCTwin Otter - GRCCamera400-900 nm
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol ResearchHIGEARAntony Clarke (Co-I)U HawaiiDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, SpectrometerParticle Absorption, CCN, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HIAPER Airborne Radiation PackageHARPSamuel R. Hall (PI)NCARGulfstream V - NSF, C-130 - NSF, ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerActinic Flux, Irradiance
In situ
1 Hz
280-680 nm; 300-2400 nmactinic flux
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding RadiometerHAMSRShannon Brown (Mgr)JPLDC-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 Frame Rate Slit-less SpectrographHFRSGeoff McHarg (PI)USAFDC-8 - AFRCCamera, Spectrometer (in situ)Imagery
In situ
HR-732 Aerial CamerasHR-732James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-2 - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
15000 m (at 19.8 km)
3 m (at 19.8 km)
Hurricane Imaging RadiometerHIRADDaniel Cecil (PI)NASA MSFCGlobal Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Cross-track scanning
22000 m (at 11 km)
1000 m (at 11 km)
4-7 GHz
HyMapHyMapTerry Cocks (PI)HyVista CorpCessna 402B, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.45-0.89 µm; 0.89-1.35 µm; 1.4-1.8 µm; 1.95-2.48 µmVIS module
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions SpectrometerHyTESSimon Hook (PI)JPLTwin Otter - GRC, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSCSpectrometerTemperature
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
3590 m (at 4 km)
7 m (at 4 km)
7.5-12 µm
In-situ Net Flux within the Atmosphere of the EarthINFLAMEMartin Mlynczak (PI)NASA LaRCLearjet 35InterferometerSolar flux
In situ
Intensified All-sky CameraALLSKYPeter Jenniskens (PI)SETIDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Other
Zenith (directly upwards)
400-900 nm
Intensified Camera 1INT1Peter Jenniskens (PI)SETIDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
400-900 nm
Intensified Camera 2INT2Peter Jenniskens (PI)SETIDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
400-900 nm
Intensified High Frame Rate ImagerIHFRIHans Nielsen (PI)UAFDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
500-900 nm
IRIS II Panoramic CameraIRIS IIJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
40000 m (at 19.8 km)
2 m (at 19.8 km)
J(NO2) RadiometerJohn Barrick (Co-I)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCRadiometerSolar flux
JPL Mark IV Balloon InterferometerMkIVGeoffrey Toon (PI)JPLBalloon, DC-8 - AFRCInterferometerH2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
Large Pixel Format CCD CameraFranziska Harms (PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Leica RC-30 metric cameraRC-30James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAB200 - LARC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Leonardo Airborne SimulatorLASSi-Chee Tsay (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Lightweight Balloon InterferometerLWBIGeoffrey Toon (PI)JPLBalloonInterferometer
Vertical profile
Solar tracking
3000 m
1.8-15.5 µm
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging RadiometerMAPIRChip Laymon (PI)NASA MSFCP-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Other vertical scanning
2 channels at 1400-1427 MHz; 2 channels at 1350-1450 MHz
Microwave Temperature ProfilerMTPRichard Denning (Mgr)JPLDC-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)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
mini-DOASmini-DOASJochen Peter Stutz (PI)UCLAGlobal Hawk - AFRCSpectrometerBrO, NO2, O4
Integrated slant column
Limb scanning (angles: +1, 0, -1, -1.5, -2, -2.5, -3, -4, 5, -15)
Miniature Video Imaging SystemMVISJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
MODIS Airborne SimulatorMASJames D. Jacobson Jr. (PI)USRAER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36 m (at 20 km)
50 m (at 20 km)
9 channels at 445-970 nm; 16 channels at 1580-2400 nm; 16 channels at 3000-5450 nm; 9 channels at 8240-14550 nm
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAB-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
MOPITT Airborne Test RadiometerMATRJohn Gille (Prev PI)NCARCitationRadiometerCO, CH4
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
4.6 µm; 2.27 µmTIR CO band
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser AltimeterMMLAPhil Dabney (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFCamera, PhotometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multiscale Observing System of the Ocean SurfaceMOSESJeroen Molemaker (PI)UCLAB200 (#801) - AFRCCameraSea Surface Temperature
Other
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 10)
2 Hz
7.5-12 nm
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping SensorMAMSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-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)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, Relative Humidity
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
NDACC MLO FTIRMLOFTIRJames W. Hannigan (PI)NCARInterferometerCO, CH4, ClONO2, HCOOH, C2H6, HCN, HCl, HF, HNO3, H2O, HDO, OCS, N2O, O3, CH2O
Vertical profile
Solar tracking
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRIS-NGRobert O. Green (PI)JPLER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, Glufstream V - JSC, Gulfstream III - LaRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
100 Hz
4000 m (at 8 km)
8 m (at 8 km)
380-2510 nm
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA)UASO3Troy Thornberry (PI)NOAA ESRLWB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCPhotometerO3
In situ
2 Hz
O3 Photometer (NOAA)NOAA O3Troy Thornberry (PI)NOAA ESRLGulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCPhotometerO3
In situ
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSid Misra (PI)JPLC-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)CU BoulderDC-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)CU BoulderDC-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)CU BoulderDC-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
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation RadiometerPM-GFCRGlen Sachse (PI)NASA LaRCP-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerC2H6
In situ
Portable Remote Imaging SpectrometerPRISMDavid Thompson (PI)JPLTwin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerRadiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
168 Hz
350-1050 nm
Precipitation Imaging ProbePIPAndrew Heymsfield (PI)NCARDC-8 - AFRCParticle imager, SpectrometerParticle size distribution
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development - ARCPICARD ARCJames D. Jacobson Jr. (PI)USRAER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development - GSFCPICARD GSFCKerry G. Meyer (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - ActiveRadSTAR-APeter Hillebrand (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Radiometric Measurement SystemRAMSFrancisco Valero (PI)ScrippsDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
In situ
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic LidarRASLDavid Whiteman (PI)NASA GSFCB200 - LARCRaman spectrometerH2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
In situ
RC-10 Mapping CamerasRC-10James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
30000 m (at 19.8 km)
8 m (at 19.8 km)
Research Scanning PolarimeterRSPBrian Cairns (PI)NASA GISSER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130- WFF, King Air B-200 - LaRC, J-31PolarimeterImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel RadiometerPHOTDick Spalding (PI)Sandia Nat LabDC-8 - AFRCPhotometer, RadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
380-600 nm; 600-900 nm
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISJoe Taylor (PI)UW MadisonDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, ProteusInterferometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
3.3-18 µm
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA)SP2Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI)NOAA CSLC-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, GV - NCAR, Gulfstream III - LaRCPhotometerBlack Carbon, Aerosol
In situ
1 Hz
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)CU BoulderAltair, 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
Spectro-Polarimeter for Exploration - AirborneSPEX AirborneOtto Hasekamp (PI)SRONER-2 - AFRCPolarimeter
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARMeloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I)NASA ARCP-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerNO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking (angles: The instrument can be pointed continuously around the full azimuth and over 270 degrees in elevation )
Submillimeter Limb SounderSLSRobert Stachnik (PI)JPLBalloon, ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
In situ
Telescopic High Definition TelevisionTHDTVEdward Schilling (PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
Thematic Mapper SimulatorTMSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-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
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer2D-STARDavid Levine (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Utah State University Airglow StudyAIRGLOWMichael J. Taylor (PI)USUDC-8 - AFRCCamera, InterferometerAirglow, OH
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
1-1.65 µm
Video Imaging SystemVISJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
20 m (at 19.8 km)
Video UplinkEdward Schilling (PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
WB-57 Ascent Video ExperimentWAVEMarty Ross (PI)AerospaceWB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
Wind RadiometerWINDRADSteven J Dinardo (PI)JPLDC-8 - AFRCMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
17 GHz; 19 GHz; 37 GHz
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall RadiometerLRR-XEric Smith (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCRadiometerParticle size distribution, Rain Rate
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz