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 - 11 of 11.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Airborne Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Berkeley Nitrogen Oxides Detector BNOD Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence NO2, HNO3, CH3O3NO2
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, ER-2 CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Ru-Shan Gao (Co-I) WB-57 CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer GT-CIMS L. Greg Huey (PI) DC-8, NSF G-V CIMS HNO3, SO2, HNO4, HCl, Br2, BrO, PAN
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
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
Soluble Acidic Gases and Aerosols SAGA Jack Dibb (PI) DC-8 Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, Br-, NO3, SO4, C2O4-2, Be-7, Pb-210, HNO3, Fine Aerosol SO4, Fine Aerosol NO3
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced Fluorescence TD-LIF Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence NO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3