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 101 - 120 of 144.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence Instrument NO/NOy Yutaka Kondo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
NOAA Iodide Ion Time-of-Flight Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA ToF CIMS J. Andy Neuman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC CIMS HCOOH, ClNO2, N2O5, BrO, Cl2, BrCN, BrCl, C2H4O3S
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NOAA NOy Instrument NOAA NOy Patrick Veres (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Balloon Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
NOAA Water Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC CN counter Particle size distribution, CCN
OSCAR lab Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
OSCAR portable Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRiment PANTHER James W. Elkins (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography (CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCAR PAN-CIGAR L. Greg Huey (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CIMS PAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry PALMS Gregory Schill (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry- Next Generation PALMS-NG Daniel Cziczo (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
Particle Into Liquid Sampler PILS Rodney Weber (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer PCIMS Daniel O'Sullivan (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CIMS H2O2, CH3OOH
PeroxyAcetylNitrate, Aldehydes and Ketones PANAK Hanwant Singh (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography PPN, PAN, MEK, IPN, HCN, CH3OH, CH3NO3, CH3CN, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO, C2H5OH, C2H5NO3, C2Cl4, (CH3)2CO
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4

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