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 241 - 260 of 356.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
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
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption Spectrometer DFGAS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse Radar D2P Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Altitude
DCOTSS Portable Optical Particle Spectrometer DPOPS John Dykema (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) particle number density, Particle size distribution
CU Aircraft High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer HR-AMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Organic Aerosol, NH4, NO3, SO4, NR-Cl, Br-, Iodine, seasalt, MSA, ClO4, pRONO2
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer EESI-TOFMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) C6H10O5, C6H5NO4
CSU QC-TILDAS Ammonia CSU-NH3 Ilana B. Pollack (Co-I) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Spectrometer (in situ) NH3
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC H2O
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Cynthia Twohy (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cosmic Dust Collectors CDC Michael Zolensky (PI) WB-57 - JSC Cosmic Dust
Cooled CCD Slit-less Spectrograph ASTRO Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN Counter CFSTGC Richard Moore (Co-I) Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC CN counter CCN
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chambers CFDC Paul J. DeMott (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne Radiometer C-STAR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Wind, Rain Rate
Conical Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer CoSSIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Ice Water Path, Brightness Temperature
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer CoSMIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Condensation Nucleus Counters (CNCs) and Electrical Aerosol Sampler (EAS) CNC/EAS James Wilson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC James Wilson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CN counter CCN
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux Measurement CPFM C. Thomas McElroy (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer, Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux

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