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 85.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
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
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 Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Ocean Color Imager AOCI Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 Spectrometer Imagery
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
Autonomous Modular Sensor AMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) Altair, B200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2, Ikhana, DC-8 Spectrometer Imagery
Broadband Infrared Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion, C-130H Hercules Radiometer Solar flux
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, ER-2 CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Chlorine Nitrate Instrument ClONO2 James Anderson (PI) ER-2 Fluorescence NO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
Cloud Lidar System CLS James Spinhirne (PI) ER-2 Lidar Cloud Thickness
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux Measurement CPFM C. Thomas McElroy (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Radiometer, Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC James Wilson (PI) ER-2, WB-57, DC-8 CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Condensation Nucleus Counters (CNCs) and Electrical Aerosol Sampler (EAS) CNC/EAS James Wilson (PI) ER-2