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 21.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Accumulation Radar Carl Leuschen (PI) P-3 Orion Radar Snow Accumulation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer GLISTIN-A Delwyn Moller (PI) C-20A (G-III) - Armstrong Interferometer, Radar Topography
Airborne Rain Mapping Radar ARMAR Steve Durden (Co-I) DC-8 Radar Doppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 Radar Radar backscatter
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Coherent Radar Depth Sounder CARDS Prasad Gogineni (PI) P-3 Orion Sounder, Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse Radar D2P Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion Radar Radar Altitude
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 Radar Doppler radar backscatter
ER-2 Doppler Radar EXRAD Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Linear Depolarization Radar
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness Radar FMCW Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Radar Snow Thickness
Global Ice-sheet Mapping Orbiter GISMO Ken Jezek (PI) P-3 Orion Interferometer, Radar Topography
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler HIWRAP Gerald Heymsfield (PI) Global Hawk, ER-2 Radar, Scatterometer Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, C-130H Hercules Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, DC-8 Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice Sounder PARIS Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion Radar Topography
Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer PolSCAT Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Radar, Scatterometer Radar backscatter
Sea Ice Thickness Penetrating Radar Instrument SITPRI Ben Holt (PI) Radar Ice Sheet Thickness

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