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 20.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System AVAPS Gary Wick (PI) Global Hawk Dropsonde Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth Probe AXCTD Dan S. Jacob (PI) P-3 Orion Dropsonde Ocean Salinity, Temperature
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
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8, WB-57, P-3 Orion Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 Dropsonde Temperature
ER-2 High Altitude Dropsonde EHAD Jeffrey B. Halverson (PI) ER-2 Dropsonde Temperature
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Shannon Brown (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk Sounder, Microwave Radiometer Temperature, H2O
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter Spectrometer Temperature
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met Sensors J-31 NavMet Warren Gore (Co-I) J-31 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, WB-57 Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
NOAA Pressure and Temperature NOAA PT Tom Thompson (PI) WB-57 Temperature, Pressure
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer NAST-I Anna Noe (Mgr) ER-2, Proteus, WB-57 Interferometer Temperature
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
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion, ER-2 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Temperature, Pressure