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 - 19 of 19.

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
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk, WB-57 Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
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
Berkeley Nitrogen Oxides Detector BNOD Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence NO2, HNO3, CH3O3NO2
Chlorine Nitrate Instrument ClONO2 James Anderson (PI) ER-2 Fluorescence NO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Georgia Tech Laser-Induced Fluorescence GT-LIF David Tan (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence NO, CH2O, NO2
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
mini-DOAS mini-DOAS Jochen Peter Stutz (PI) Global Hawk Spectrometer BrO, NO2, O4
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, WB-57 Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence Instrument NO/NOy Yutaka Kondo (PI) DC-8 Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NOAA NOy Instrument NOAA NOy David Fahey (Co-I) ER-2, Balloon Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
Particle Into Liquid Sampler PILS Rodney Weber (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
Reactive Nitrogen David Fahey (PI) ER-2 NO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced Fluorescence TD-LIF Ronald C. Cohen (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence NO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3