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 101 - 120 of 146.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer CO2LAS Gary Spiers (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
CO2 Weather Balloon Spectrometer CO2-WEBS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC James Wilson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CN counter CCN
Chlorine Nitrate Instrument ClONO2 David Wilmouth (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrO ClO/BrO James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence ClO, BrO
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2 CLH2 Darin Toohey (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, C-230 - NSF, DC-8- AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O (total)
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer CLH Linnea Avallone (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8- AFRC Laser absorption H2O (total)
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Cloud Imaging Probe CIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN Counter CFSTGC Richard Moore (Co-I) Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC CN counter CCN
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chambers CFDC Paul J. DeMott (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment CARAFE Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) C-23 Sherpa - WFF Laser absorption CO2, CH4, H2O concentrations and fluxes
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - WB57 Darrel Baumgardner (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - DC8 Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Compact Airborne NO2 Experiment CANOE Jason M. St. Clair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2
Compact Atmospheric Multispecies Spectrometer CAMS Alan Fried (Co-I) Gulfstream V - NSF, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O, HCOOH
Charged-coupled device Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers CAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Spectrally resolved actinic flux and photolysis frequencies typically calculated for the following species: O3, NO2, NO3, CH2O, HONO, HNO3, N2O5, HNO4, PAN, H2O2, CH3OOH, CH3ONO2, CH3CH2ONO2, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO, CHOCHO, CH3COCHO, 2, 3-Butanedione, Methacrolein, MVK, (CH3)2CO, MEK, Br2, BrO, BrNO, BrNO2, BrONO, BrONO2, BrCl, HOBr, CHBr3, Cl2, ClO, ClNO2, ClONO, ClONO2

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