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 47.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Accumulation Radar Carl Leuschen (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness, Ice Sheet Thickness
Aerosol and Cloud Lidar ROSCOE Matthew McGill (PI) WB-57 - JSC Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol Lidar William Grant (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer GLISTIN-A Delwyn Moller (PI) Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC Interferometer, Radar Topography
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper Experiment ALTM Steve Young (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Topography
Airborne Rain Mapping Radar ARMAR Steve Durden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Radar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Radar backscatter
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar APR-3 Simone Tanelli (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, P-3 Radar Radar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC Lidar Topography
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron version Nader Abuhassan (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar CO2
Cloud Lidar System CLS James Spinhirne (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Lidar Cloud Thickness
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Coherent Radar Depth Sounder CARDS Prasad Gogineni (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Sounder, Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Compact Raman Lidar CRL Zhien Wang (PI) University of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAA Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse Radar D2P Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Altitude

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