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 1 - 20 of 29.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) NCAR G-V, NOAA P-3, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Stephen (Steve) Montzka (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
OSCAR portable Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
OSCAR lab Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
NCAR Airborne Oxygen Instrument AO2 Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC O2, CO2
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 Analyzer Harvard CO2 Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Fabry-Perot Interferometer FPI Jay R. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer O2, CO2
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

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