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 145.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
CN - Hawaii Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC CN counter CCN
NOAA Water Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
Alpha Jet Ozone Instrument Laura Iraci (PI) Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) O3
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
OSCAR portable Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
OSCAR lab Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe 2DC David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Sarah Woods (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Learjet SPEC, Alpha Jet Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
Axial Cyclone Cloud-water Collector AC3 Ewan Crosbie (Co-I) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Ion Chromatography Aqueous concentrations of bulk cloud-water species (e.g., Sulfate, Nitrate, sodium, Ca+2, TOC, pH)
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (Co-I) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Microphysical Properties AMP Charles Brock (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream G-5 Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution
In-Situ Measurements of Aerosol Optical Properties AOP Nicholas L. Wagner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Black Carbon
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Cooled CCD Slit-less Spectrograph ASTRO Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature

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