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 21.

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 Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk, WB-57 Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, Profile, O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
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 ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Alpha Jet Ozone Instrument Alpha Jet O3
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Syed Ismail (PI) DC-8 Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Erik Richard (PI) ER-2, WB-57, Global Hawk, Balloon Photometer O3
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence 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
Langley In Situ Fast-Response Ozone Measurements FASTOZ Melody Avery (PI) DC-8 Chemiluminescence O3
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, WB-57 Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA) UAS-O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Photometer O3
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA) O3 Classic (NOAA) Shang Liu (PI) ER-2, NSF G-V, WB-57 Photometer O3
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2