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 - 18 of 18.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Whole Air Sampler AWAS Elliot Atlas (PI) Global Hawk, ER-2, WB-57 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 Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (PI) ER-2, WB-57, Balloon, DC-8, Global Hawk Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
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
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
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
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Differential Absorption Carbon Monoxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, 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
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
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRiment PANTHER James W. Elkins (PI) DC-8, WB-57 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 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, DC-8 Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk, DC-8, WB-57 Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor Package UAVAWSP Lance Christensen (PI) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4