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 21 - 40 of 345.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Goodrich Clear Air Turbulence Data Collection Kris Deverasety (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Turbulence
Microspectrometer Jim Jungel (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
In-Situ Ozone Melody Avery (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer 2D-STAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe 2DC David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Sarah Woods (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Learjet SPEC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
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
Axial Cyclone Cloud-water Collector AC3 Ewan Crosbie (Co-I) C-130 - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Ion Chromatography Aqueous concentrations of bulk cloud-water species (e.g., Sulfate, Nitrate, sodium, Ca+2, TOC, pH)
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B-200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
Aerosol/Cloud Particle Impactor/Replicator ACIR Rudolf Pueschel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC CCN, Black Carbon, SO4
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Detector for Energetic Lightning Emissions ADELE David Smith (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Gamma-Rays, Relativistic Electrons
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
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


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