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 86.

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 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 Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Paul Stek (PI) WB-57 Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO
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
Applanix POS System POS AV Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B200 - LARC, Caravan, Cessna 402B, DC-8, J-31, WB-57 Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
CCD Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers CAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) Actinic Flux
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Ru-Shan Gao (Co-I) WB-57 CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer CLH Linnea Avallone (PI) NSF G-V, WB-57 H2O (total)
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8, WB-57, P-3 Orion Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
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 Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H Hercules, Citation, Twin Otter, WB-57 Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
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
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor CSI Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, WB-57 Counterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ) Cloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid