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 144.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CN counter CCN, Temperature, Pressure
Whole Air Sampler WAS (UCI) Donald R. Blake (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
Whole Air Sampler WAS (NCAR) Elliot Atlas (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO Instrument VUV-CO Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Fluorescence CO
Video Ice Particle Sampler VIPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle Composition
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
UNH Mercury UNHMERC Robert Talbot (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ) Hg
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
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
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
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
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced Fluorescence TD-LIF Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3
SPP-100 SPP Paul Lawson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration
G-V Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer SMPS James Smith (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Differential mobility Aerosol Size Distribution
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer SI/CIMS-2 Fred Eisele (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF CIMS OH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
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, ,
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol

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