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 21 - 32 of 32.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
NOAA Water NW Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk, WB-57 CIMS, Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Microwave NAST-M R. Vincent Leslie (PI) ER-2, Proteus, WB-57 Radiometer Temperature, H2O
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar RASL David Whiteman (PI) B200 - LARC Raman spectrometer H2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder S-HIS Hank Revercomb (Co-I) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Interferometer Temperature, H2O
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8, C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion Spectrometer Aerosol Optical Depth, H2O
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion, ER-2 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor Package UAVAWSP Lance Christensen (PI) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4
Unmanned Aerial System Laser Hygrometer ULH Robert L. Herman (PI) Global Hawk, WB-57 H2O
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer VCSEL Mark A. Zondlo (PI) NSF G-V H2O