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 20.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's Troposphere AVOCET Andreas Beyersdorf (Mgr) DC-8, P-3 Orion Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron version Nader Abuhassan (Co-I) DC-8 Lidar CO2
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer CO2LAS Gary Spiers (PI) DC-8, Twin Otter Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
CO2 Weather Balloon Spectrometer CO2-WEBS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Differential Absorption Carbon Monoxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
Fabry-Perot Interferometer FPI Jay R. Herman (PI) DC-8 Interferometer O2, CO2
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 Analyzer Harvard CO2 Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Gas chromatography CO2
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 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
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 Gas chromatography CO2
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Ralph Keeling (PI) DC-8 Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon
NCAR Airborne Oxygen Instrument AO2 Britt Stephens (PI) DC-8 O2, CO2
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) NSF G-V, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Steve Montzka (PI) DC-8 Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) WB-57 Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2