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 301 - 320 of 350.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Radar backscatter
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Utah State University Airglow Study AIRGLOW Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera, Interferometer Airglow, OH
Airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance Air-LUSI Kevin Turpie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Lunar Spectral Irradiance
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit Spectrograph AIM-IT George Varros (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Ames Extinction Scattering Optical Property Instrument AESOP Anthony Strawa (PI) Twin Otter - GRC Particle Extinction, Single Scattering Albedo
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Imagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Emission Spectrometer AES Helen Worden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130 Interferometer O3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
Airborne Detector for Energetic Lightning Emissions ADELE David Smith (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Gamma-Rays, Relativistic Electrons
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar
Aerosol/Cloud Particle Impactor/Replicator ACIR Rudolf Pueschel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC CCN, Black Carbon, SO4
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (Co-I) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Axial Cyclone Cloud-water Collector AC3 Ewan Crosbie (Co-I) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Ion Chromatography Aqueous concentrations of bulk cloud-water species (e.g., Sulfate, Nitrate, sodium, Ca+2, TOC, pH)

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