TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling SystemAVAPSGary Wick (PI)NOAA ESRLGlobal Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondePressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Vertical profile
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)NASA GSFCC-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth ProbeAXCTDDan S. Jacob (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFDropsondeOcean Salinity, Temperature
In situ
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol LidarAROTALThomas J. McGee (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCLidar, Raman spectrometerTemperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
308 nm; 332 nm; 355 nm; 387 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nmN2 Raman
Balloonsondes (NOAA)Balloonsondes (NOAA)Dale Hurst (PI)NOAA ESRLBalloonH2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure
In situ
0.1 Hz
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)NCARDC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCParticle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Compact Raman LidarCRLZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderUniversity of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAALidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
0.6 m
Dropsondes - DC-8D8DGerald Heymsfield (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCDropsondeTemperature
ER-2 High Altitude DropsondeEHADJeffrey B. Halverson (PI)UMBCER-2 - AFRCDropsondeTemperature
In situ
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding RadiometerHAMSRShannon Brown (Mgr)JPLDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRCSounder, Microwave RadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
8 channels at 50-56 GHz; 10 channels at 113-119 GHz; 7 channels at 166-190 GHz
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions SpectrometerHyTESSimon Hook (PI)JPLTwin Otter - GRCSpectrometerTemperature
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
3590 m (at 4 km)
7 m (at 4 km)
7.5-12 µm
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met SensorsJ-31 NavMetSebastian Schmidt (PI)CU BoulderJ-31Navigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature
Meteorological Measurement SystemMMST. Paul Bui (PI)NASA ARCAlpha Jet, Sierra UAV, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC3D Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Position, Velocities, Attitudes, True-Airspeed, Potential Temperature
In situ
20 Hz
Microwave Temperature ProfilerMTPRichard Denning (Mgr)JPLDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerTemperature
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-function Airborne Raman LidarMARLiZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderNSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King AirLidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
0.6 m
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping SensorMAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)NASA ARCER-2 - AFRCPhotometerH2O (total), Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
37000 m (at 20 km)
100 m (at 20 km)
0.45-0.52 µm; 0.52-0.6 µm; 0.57-0.67 µm; 0.6-0.73 µm; 0.65-0.83 µm; 0.72-0.99 µm; 0.83-1.05 µm; 3.55-3.93 µm; 8.5-14 µm; 10.3-12.1 µm; 12.5-12.8 µm
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - InterferometerNAST-IAnna Noe (Mgr)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, Relative Humidity
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
NOAA Pressure and TemperatureNOAA PTTom Thompson (PI)NOAA ESRLWB-57 - JSCTemperature, Pressure
In situ
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Ozonesondes (NOAA)Ozonesondes (NOAA)Dale Hurst (PI)NOAA ESRLBalloonO3, Temperature, Pressure
In situ
0.1 Hz
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic LidarRASLDavid Whiteman (PI)NASA GSFCB-200 - LARCRaman spectrometerH2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
In situ
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISHank Revercomb (Co-I)UW MadisonDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
3.3-18 µm
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)NASA LaRCP-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCNavigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus CounterWCNDavid Rogers (PI)NCARGulfstream V - NSFCN counterCCN, Temperature, Pressure
In situ
0.01-3 µmaerosols