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 21 - 40 of 146.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Particles in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere PUTLS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution
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
URI Peroxides and Formaldehyde Instrument POPS Brian Heikes (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence H2O2, CH3OOH, CH2O
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
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
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
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
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer PCIMS Daniel O'Sullivan (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CIMS H2O2, CH3OOH
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
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
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- Next Generation PALMS-NG Daniel Cziczo (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
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
Intensified High Definition TV Near-UV Spectrograph NUV Shinsuke Abe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CCN
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
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 NOy Instrument NOAA NOy Patrick Veres (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Balloon Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Thomas B Ryerson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4

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