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 32.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
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
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 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
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V, WB-57, Global Hawk, P-3 Orion Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8, WB-57, Global Hawk Particle imager Particle size distribution
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8, Global Hawk, P-3 Orion, WB-57, NASA P-3 Laser absorption H2O
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Erik Richard (PI) ER-2, WB-57, Global Hawk, Balloon Photometer O3
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, NSF G-V, WB-57 Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
Hawkeye Hawkeye Paul Lawson (PI) Global Hawk, P-3 Orion Particle imager Particle size distribution
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler HIWRAP Gerald Heymsfield (PI) Global Hawk, ER-2 Radar, Scatterometer Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Shannon Brown (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk Sounder, Microwave Radiometer Temperature, H2O
Hurricane Imaging Radiometer HIRAD Daniel Cecil (PI) Global Hawk, WB-57 Radiometer Wind Speed, Rain Rate
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position


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