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 - 12 of 12.

Titlesort descending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8, J-31, P-3 Orion, Convair-580, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer SI/CIMS-2 Fred Eisele (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion CIMS OH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk, WB-57 Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8, WB-57, P-3 Orion Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer - U Vienna CAPS Vienna Bernadett Weinzierl (PI) DC-8 Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - DC8 Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - WB57 Darrel Baumgardner (PI) WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry PALMS Karl Froyd (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
Polarized Imaging Nephelometer PI-Neph J. Vanderlei Martins (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 Aerosol
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol