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 38.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
NOAA Water Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC CIMS, Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (PI) 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
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.
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 Emission Spectrometer AES Helen Worden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130 Interferometer O3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.
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
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 Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Balloon Borne Frost Point Hygrometer Balloon FPH Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O
Balloonsondes (NOAA) Balloonsondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure
Chicago Water Isotope Spectrometer Chi-WIS Liz Moyer (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer H2O, HDO
Carbon Monoxide Measurement & Analysis COMA James Podolske (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption CO, CO2, H2O
Compact Raman Lidar CRL Zhien Wang (PI) University of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAA Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC H2O
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, Sherpa - WFF, HU25 Falcon - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Laser absorption H2O
Fast In-situ Stratospheric Hygrometer FISH Cornelius Schiller (PI) WB-57 - JSC H2O
Frost Point (NOAA) FP Andrew Rollins (Co-I) WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC 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

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