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 41 - 60 of 146.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence Instrument NO/NOy Yutaka Kondo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
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
Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer NIRSPEC Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Shock Emissions
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection System MACS James Wilson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Particle size distribution
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Sulfur Dioxide LIF-SO2 Andrew Rollins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Fluorescence SO2
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Nitrogen Oxide LIF-NO Andrew Rollins (PI) WB-57 - JSC Fluorescence NO
Laser Imaging Nephelometer LI-Nephelometer Adam Ahern (PI) Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Nephelometer
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Single Particle Soot Photometer Langley SP2 Luke D. Ziemba (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Laser absorption Black carbon mass concentrations
Langley Cloud Probes Langley In-situ Cloud Richard Moore (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Particle imager Cloud Droplet Number and Size Distributions, Cloud Droplet Effective Radius and Variance, Precipitation Particle Number and Size Distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content, Cloud Ice Water Content
Langley Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Langley HR-ToF-AMS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130H - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
In Situ Airborne Formaldehyde ISAF Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WP-3D Orion - NOAA, C-130 - NSF, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Fluorescence CH2O
Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer IRIS Hans-Jürg Jost (PI) M-55, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O isotopes

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