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 22.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Whole Air Sampler AWAS Elliot Atlas (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling CFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211, NMHCs, CO, CH4, N2O
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Paul Stek (PI) WB-57 - JSC Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser Transmission COBALT James Podolske (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption CO
COMA COMA James Podolske (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption CO, CO2, H2O
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-Aircraft MOPITT-A James Drummond (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Sounder CO, CH4
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
OSCAR lab Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
OSCAR portable Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRiment PANTHER James W. Elkins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography (CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP 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
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3

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