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 121 - 140 of 356.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Conical Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer CoSSIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Ice Water Path, Brightness Temperature
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux Measurement CPFM C. Thomas McElroy (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer, Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Sarah Woods (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager Particle phase, habit, Imagery
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL John Yorks (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
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 Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC H2O
Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor CSI Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ) Cloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
CSU QC-TILDAS Ammonia CSU-NH3 Ilana B. Pollack (Co-I) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Spectrometer (in situ) NH3
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Cynthia Twohy (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor Cloud Liquid Water Content
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse Radar D2P Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Altitude
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer Probe DASH-SP Armin Sorooshian (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Differential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Line of Sight Wind Speed, Vector Wind Speed and Direction, Aerosol Backscattering
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Digital Camera System DCS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption Spectrometer DFGAS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3

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