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 - 16 of 16.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser Transmission COBALT James Podolske (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Laser absorption CO
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2 CLH2 Linnea Avallone (PI) NSF G-V Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O (total)
COMA COMA James Podolske (PI) P-3 Orion Laser absorption CO, CO2, H2O
Differential Absorption Carbon Monoxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
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 Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (PI) DC-8 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Harvard Hydroxyl Experiment HOx James Anderson (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Fluorescence, Laser absorption OH, HO2
Harvard Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy ICOS James Anderson (PI) WB-57 Laser absorption H2O
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol Research HIGEAR Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8, P-3 Orion CN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, Spectrometer Particle Absorption, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer IRIS Hans-Jürg Jost (PI) M-55, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O isotopes
NOAA Water NW Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk, WB-57 CIMS, Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) WB-57, DC-8 Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2