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 24.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CN counter CCN, Temperature, Pressure
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder S-HIS Hank Revercomb (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer 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
Ozonesondes (NOAA) Ozonesondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon O3, Temperature, Pressure
NOAA Pressure and Temperature NOAA PT Tom Thompson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Temperature, Pressure
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Microwave NAST-M R. Vincent Leslie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Temperature, H2O
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer NAST-I Anna Noe (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature, Relative Humidity
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, Sierra UAV, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC 3D Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Position, Velocities, Attitudes, True-Airspeed, Potential Temperature
Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar MARLi Zhien Wang (PI) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met Sensors J-31 NavMet Sebastian Schmidt (PI) J-31 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter - GRC, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC Spectrometer Temperature
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Shannon Brown (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Sounder, Microwave Radiometer Temperature, H2O
ER-2 High Altitude Dropsonde EHAD Jeffrey B. Halverson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Compact Raman Lidar CRL Zhien Wang (PI) University of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAA Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Balloonsondes (NOAA) Balloonsondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure

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