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 321 - 340 of 350.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Nathaniel Livesey (PI) WB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Sarah Woods (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Learjet SPEC, Alpha Jet Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe 2DC David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer 2D-STAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Goodrich Clear Air Turbulence Data Collection Kris Deverasety (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Turbulence
In-Situ Ozone Melody Avery (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
J(NO2) Radiometer John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Solar flux
Microspectrometer Jim Jungel (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Accumulation Radar Carl Leuschen (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness, Ice Sheet Thickness
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron version Nader Abuhassan (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar CO2
Flight Modem Alex Coleman (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Aerosol Lidar William Grant (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
CN - Hawaii Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC CN counter CCN
Large Pixel Format CCD Camera Franziska Harms (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Video Uplink Edward Schilling (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, C-130H - WFF Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Reactive Nitrogen David Fahey (PI) ER-2 - AFRC NO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2


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