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 - 10 of 10.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Erik Richard (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Balloon Photometer O3
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol Research HIGEAR Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, Spectrometer Particle Absorption, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser Altimeter MMLA Phil Dabney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Camera, Photometer Topography
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA) UAS-O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA) O3 Classic (NOAA) Shang Liu (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel Radiometer PHOT Dick Spalding (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Photometer, Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA) SP2 Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer Black Carbon, Scattering Aerosols
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3
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