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.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Temperature, Pressure
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC 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
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Microwave NAST-M R. Vincent Leslie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Temperature, H2O
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer NAST-I Anna Noe (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature
NOAA Pressure and Temperature NOAA PT Tom Thompson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Temperature, Pressure
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met Sensors J-31 NavMet Warren Gore (Co-I) J-31 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter 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
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, Profile, O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth Probe AXCTD Dan S. Jacob (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Dropsonde Ocean Salinity, Temperature
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System AVAPS Gary Wick (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Dropsonde Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
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