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 21 - 40 of 317.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer GLISTIN-A Delwyn Moller (PI) C-20A (G-III) - Armstrong Interferometer, Radar Topography
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper Experiment ALTM Steve Young (PI) DC-8 Lidar Topography
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer AMMR James R. Wang (Mgr) Convair-580, DC-8, P-3 Orion Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Airborne Ocean Color Imager AOCI Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Rain Mapping Radar ARMAR Steve Durden (Co-I) DC-8 Radar Doppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness 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
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 Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 Radar Radar backscatter
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar APR-3 Simone Tanelli (PI) P-3 Orion, NASA P-3 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian Lidar Topography
Airborne Tropospheric Hydrogen Oxides Sensor ATHOS William H. Brune (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence OH, Napthalene, HO2, NO
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 Spectrometer Imagery
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2, WB-57 Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Alpha Jet Ozone Instrument Laura Iraci (PI) Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) O3

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