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 24.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe 2DC David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer GT-CIMS L. Greg Huey (PI) DC-8, NSF G-V CIMS HNO3, SO2, HNO4, HCl, Br2, BrO, PAN
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer CLH Linnea Avallone (PI) NSF G-V, WB-57 H2O (total)
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2 CLH2 Linnea Avallone (PI) NSF G-V Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O (total)
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V, WB-57, Global Hawk, P-3 Orion Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Compact Atmospheric Multispecies Spectrometer CAMS Alan Fried (PI) NSF G-V, DC-8 Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O, HCOOH
Digital Mapping System DMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) DC-8, P-3 Orion, C-130H Hercules, Falcon, NSF G-V Camera Imagery
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
G-V Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer SMPS James Smith (PI) NSF G-V Differential mobility Aerosol Size Distribution
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence O3
HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package HARP Samuel R. Hall (PI) NSF G-V Radiometer Actinic Flux, Irradiance
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 Microwave Radiometer Temperature
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS John Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, NSF G-V, WB-57 CN counter Particle size distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA) O3 Classic (NOAA) Shang Liu (PI) ER-2, NSF G-V, WB-57 Photometer O3
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer PCIMS Daniel O'Sullivan (PI) NSF G-V CIMS H2O2, CH3OOH
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) NSF G-V Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, NSF G-V, WB-57 Particle imager Particle size distribution
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) NSF G-V Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8, NSF G-V Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs