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 - 15 of 15.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Balloon Borne Frost Point Hygrometer Balloon FPH Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O
Balloonsondes (NOAA) Balloonsondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon
CO2 Weather Balloon Spectrometer CO2-WEBS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN Counter CFSTGC Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) Balloon, P-3 Orion, C-130H Hercules CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Erik Richard (PI) ER-2, WB-57, Global Hawk, Balloon Photometer O3
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 Analyzer Harvard CO2 Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Gas chromatography CO2
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 Interferometer H2O, 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
Lightweight Balloon Interferometer LWBI Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon Interferometer
NOAA NOy Instrument NOAA NOy David Fahey (Co-I) ER-2, Balloon Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
Ozonesondes (NOAA) Ozonesondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O