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 121 - 140 of 144.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Stephen (Steve) Montzka (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometer PTR-MS Armin Wisthaler (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH3CHO, (CH3)2CO, CH3CN, C6H6, C4H4O, C5H8, CH3OH, MVK, C7H8
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) NCAR G-V, NOAA P-3, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Soluble Acidic Gases and Aerosols SAGA Jack Dibb (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, Br-, NO3, SO4, C2O4-2, Be-7, Pb-210, HNO3, ,
SPP-100 SPP Paul Lawson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced Fluorescence TD-LIF Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, C-130 - NSF, C-130 NSF Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS Brad Hall (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O, CHCl3, CCl4, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
UNH Mercury UNHMERC Robert Talbot (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ) Hg
Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere Aerosol Microphysics Package UTLS-AMP Luke D. Ziemba (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution
URI Peroxides and Formaldehyde Instrument POPS Brian Heikes (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence H2O2, CH3OOH, CH2O
Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer NIRSPEC Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Shock Emissions
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO Instrument VUV-CO Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Fluorescence CO

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