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 32.

Title 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
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Paul Stek (PI) WB-57 Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Balloon Borne Frost Point Hygrometer Balloon FPH Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Ru-Shan Gao (Co-I) WB-57, DC-8 CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl
COMA COMA James Podolske (PI) P-3 Orion Laser absorption CO, CO2, H2O
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 H2O
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8, Global Hawk, P-3 Orion, WB-57, NASA P-3 Laser absorption H2O
Fast In-situ Stratospheric Hygrometer FISH Cornelius Schiller (PI) WB-57 H2O
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Frost Point (NOAA) FP Andrew Rollins (PI) WB-57, ER-2 H2O
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
Harvard Harriot Hygrometer HHH James Anderson (PI) WB-57 H2O
Harvard Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy ICOS James Anderson (PI) WB-57 Laser absorption H2O
Harvard Lyman-α Photofragment Fluorescence Hygrometer HWV James Anderson (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Fluorescence H2O
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Shannon Brown (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk Sounder, Microwave Radiometer Temperature, H2O
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O