TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
353.5 nm; 380 nm; 452.6 nm; 499.4 nm; 519.4 nm; 605.8 nm; 675.1 nm; 779.1 nm; 864.5 nm; 940.6 nm; 1019.1 nm; 1241.3 nm; 1558.5 nm; 2139.3 nm
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerSI/CIMS-2Fred Eisele (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSOH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
In situ
2D-S Stereo Probe2DSPaul Lawson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
In situ
2DC Hydrometeor Imaging Probe2DCDavid Rogers (PI)NSF G-VParticle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
25-1600 µmice, water
Accumulation RadarCarl Leuschen (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Accumulation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
600-900 MHzwhen operated from aircraft
Advanced Microwave Precipitation RadiometerAMPRAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3Microwave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz; 19.35 GHz; 37.1 GHz; 85.5 GHz
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling SystemAVAPSGary Wick (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3DropsondePressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Vertical profile
Advanced Whole Air SamplerAWASElliot Atlas (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingCFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211, NMHCs, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Aerosol LidarWilliam Grant (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarAerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Vertical profile
15 m
532 nm; 1064 nm
Aerosol Optical PropertiesAERO3XAnthony Strawa (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFOptical particle counterBlack Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Aerosol/Cloud Particle Impactor/ReplicatorACIRRudolf Pueschel (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCloud Condensation Nuclei, Black Carbon, SO4
In situ
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)BalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace SpeciesACATSJames W. Elkins (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Cessna Citation IIGas chromatographyCFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
In situ
Airborne Cloud RadarACRSteven J Dinardo (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE)RadarRadar Reflectivity
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
150 m
94.905 GHz; 94.915 GHz; 94.925 GHz; 94.935 GHz
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight MeasurementsACLAIMEdward Teets (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarDoppler Lidar
Airborne Compact Atmospheric MapperACAMScott Janz (PI)B200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraNO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Integrated vertical column
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
2 Hz
300-900 nmAir Quality (AQ) 304:520 nm; Ocean Color (OC) 460:900 nm
Airborne Detector for Energetic Lightning EmissionsADELEDavid Smith (PI)Global Hawk - AFRCGamma-Rays, Relativistic Electrons
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth ProbeAXCTDDan S. Jacob (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondeOcean Salinity, Temperature
In situ
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography InterferometerGLISTIN-ADelwyn Moller (PI)Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRCInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Airborne Laser Isotope SpectrometerALISLance Christensen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
In situ
1 Hz
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper ExperimentALTMSteve Young (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometerAirMISRDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCamera, SpectrometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 70.5, 60, 45.6, 26.1)
11000 m (at 20 km)
27.5 m (at 20 km)
446 nm; 558 nm; 672 nm; 866 nm
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter ImagerAirMSPIDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 70.5, 60, 45.6, 26.1)
11000 m (at 20 km)
55 m (at 20 km)
355 nm; 380 nm; 445 nm; 470 nm; 555 nm; 660 nm; 865 nm; 935 nm
Airborne Multichannel Microwave RadiometerAMMRJames R. Wang (Mgr)Convair-580, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
10-92 GHz
Airborne Ocean Color ImagerAOCIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
50 m (at 19.8 km)
0.436-0.455 µm; 0.481-0.501 µm; 0.511-0.531 µm; 0.554-0.575 µm; 0.61-0.631 µm; 0.655-0.676 µm; 0.741-0.8 µm; 0.831-0.897 µm; 0.989-1.054 µm; 8.423-12.279 µm
Airborne Rain Mapping RadarARMARSteve Durden (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCRadarDoppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
9000 m (at 12 km)
800 m (at 12 km)
13.8 GHz
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol LidarAROTALThomas J. McGee (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidar, Raman spectrometerTemperature, Profile, 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
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb SounderA-SMLSPaul Stek (PI)WB-57 - JSCLimb SounderH2O, O3, CO, HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
2000 m
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-2Simone Tanelli (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHzKu band
Airborne Submillimeter RadiometerASURHarry Kullmann (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
604.3-662.3 GHz
Airborne Synthetic Aperture RadarAIRSARYunling Lou (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadarRadar backscatter
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-3Simone Tanelli (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3RadarRadar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
0.2 Hz
120 m
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHz; 94 GHzKu band
Airborne Topographic MapperATMWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian - LaRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.2 m (at 0.8 km)
532 nmPulsed at 5 kHz
Airborne Tropospheric Hydrogen Oxides SensorATHOSWilliam H. Brune (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceOH, Napthalene, HO2, NO
In situ
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption SpectrometerATLASMax Loewenstein (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)N2O, CH4, CO, O3
In situ
1 Hz
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
31 channels at 410-700 nm; 63 channels at 680-1270 nm; 63 channels at 1250-1860 nm; 63 channels at 1840-2450 nm9.4 nm bandwidth
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIASLance Christensen (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
In situ
1 Hz
Alpha Jet Ozone InstrumentLaura Iraci (PI)Alpha JetSpectrometer (in situ)O3
In situ
Ames Digital ImagerDIMPaul F. Wercinski (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ames Extinction Scattering Optical Property InstrumentAESOPAnthony Strawa (PI)Twin OtterParticle Extinction, Single Scattering Albedo
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Applanix POS SystemPOS AVJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, Caravan, Cessna 402B, DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
ARC PicarroWarren Gore (Co-I)Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRCCH4, CO2
In situ
Argus Tunable Diode Laser InstrumentARGUSMax Loewenstein (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
3.3 µm; 4.7 µmCH4
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's TroposphereAVOCETJoshua P. DiGangi (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
1 Hz
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit SpectrographAIM-ITGeorge Varros (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Autonomous Modular SensorAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)Altair, B200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
12 channels at 0.42-11.26 µm4 different configurations (see website for details).
Balloon Borne Frost Point HygrometerBalloon FPHDale Hurst (PI)BalloonH2O
In situ
Balloonsondes (NOAA)Balloonsondes (NOAA)Dale Hurst (PI)Balloon
Berkeley Nitrogen Oxides DetectorBNODRonald C. Cohen (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, HNO3, CH3O3NO2
In situ
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron versionNader Abuhassan (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCLidarCO2
In situ
BroadBand RadiometersBBRAnthony Bucholtz (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, NASA P-3RadiometerSolar flux
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Airborne in Situ TracersCOASTMelody Avery (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption SpectrometerCO2LASGary Spiers (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, Twin OtterSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser TransmissionCOBALTJames Podolske (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO
In situ
CCD Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersCAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Actinic Flux
In situ
280-650 nm
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerGT-CIMSL. Greg Huey (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-VCIMSHNO3, SO2, HNO4, HCl, Br2, BrO, PAN
In situ
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerCIT-CIMSPaul Wennberg (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCCIMSHNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
In situ
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerNOAA CIMSThomas B Ryerson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCIMSH2O, HNO3, HCl
In situ
Chlorine Nitrate InstrumentClONO2James Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
In situ
Cimel SunphotometerMichal Segal Rozenhaimer (PI)
Closed-path Laser HygrometerCLHLinnea Avallone (PI)NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCH2O (total)
In situ
8 Hz
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2CLH2Linnea Avallone (PI)NSF G-VLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)H2O (total)
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Absorption RadiometerCARCharles Gatebe (PI)J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580RadiometerSolar flux, Imagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10 m (at 0.6 km)
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer - U ViennaCAPS ViennaBernadett Weinzierl (PI)DC-8 - AFRCAerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
Cloud Droplet ProbeCDPDavid Rogers (PI)NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
1 Hz
2-50 µmwater droplets, ice crystals
Cloud Imaging ProbeCIPAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCParticle imagerParticle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
25-1550 µm
Cloud Integrating NephelometerCINHermann Gerber (PI)C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterAsymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
In situ
4-2500 µm
Cloud Lidar SystemCLSJames Spinhirne (PI)ER-2 - AFRCLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Particle ImagerCPIPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCParticle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
Cloud Physics LidarCPLMatthew McGill (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarAerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
30 m
335 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Radar SystemCRSGerald Heymsfield (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
94 GHz
Cloud Spectrometer and ImpactorCSIAndrew Heymsfield (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCounterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ)Cloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
In situ
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPS - DC8Andrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
0.5-50 µm; 25-1550 µmAerosol particle and cloud hydrometeor size distributions
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPS - WB57Darrel Baumgardner (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
0.5-1550 µm
Cloud, Aerosol, and Refractive Index ExperimentCAREBernadett Weinzierl (PI)DC-8 - AFRCAerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
CN - HawaiiAntony Clarke (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei
CO2 Weather Balloon SpectrometerCO2-WEBSLance Christensen (PI)BalloonSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
1 Hz
Coherent Radar Depth SounderCARDSPrasad Gogineni (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSounder, RadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
COMACOMAJames Podolske (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO, CO2, H2O
In situ
Compact Atmospheric Multispecies SpectrometerCAMSAlan Fried (Co-I)NSF G-V, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)CH2O, HCOOH
In situ
Compact Formaldehyde FluorescencE ExperimentCOFFEELaura Iraci (PI)CH2O
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux MeasurementCPFMC. Thomas McElroy (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometer, Spectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
300-770 nm
Condensation Nuclei CounterCNCJames Wilson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
Condensation Nucleus Counters (CNCs) and Electrical Aerosol Sampler (EAS)CNC/EASJames Wilson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
50.3 GHz; 52.6 GHz; 89 GHz; 165.5 GHz; 183.3 GHz
Conical Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSSIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerIce Water Path, Brightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
183.3 GHz; 325 GHz; 448 GHz; 642 GHz; 874 GHz3 channels (±1 GHz, ±3 GHz, ±7 GHz)
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne RadiometerC-STARAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Conical scanning
37 GHz; 85 GHz
Continuous Flow Diffusion ChambersCFDCPaul J. DeMott (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN CounterCFSTGCEdward L. Winstead (Mgr)Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFFCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
Cooled CCD Slit-less SpectrographASTROPeter Jenniskens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Brightness Temperature
In situ
Cosmic Dust CollectorsCDCMichael Zolensky (PI)WB-57 - JSCCosmic Dust
Counterflow Virtual ImpactorCVICynthia Twohy (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCounterflow virtual impactorCondensed water content
In situ
Cryogenic HygrometerCRYOJohn Barrick (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCH2O
In situ
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass SpectrometerEESI-TOFMSJose-Luis Jimenez (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer
CU Aircraft High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass SpectrometerHR-AMSJose-Luis Jimenez (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Cl, NH4, NO3, Organic Aerosol, SO4
In situ
100 Hz
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse RadarD2PKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Altitude
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption SpectrometerDFGASAlan Fried (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CH2O
In situ
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide MeasurementDACOMGlenn S. Diskin (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
In situ
Differential Absorption LidarDIALJohnathan W. Hair (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarAerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
288 nm; 300 nm; 355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nmO3
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer ProbeDASH-SPArmin Sorooshian (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, NASA P-3Differential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol Hygroscopicity
In situ
Differential mobilityEdward L. Winstead (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRCDifferential mobilityParticle size distribution
Digital Camera SystemDCSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Digital Mapping SystemDMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Falcon, NSF G-VCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Diode Laser HygrometerDLHGlenn S. Diskin (PI)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, NASA P-3Laser absorptionH2O
In situ
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne SpectrometerDIASSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerAerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Integrated slant column
Solar tracking
Doppler Aerosol WiNd LidarDAWNMichael J. Kavaya (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Other vertical scanning
Dropsondes - DC-8D8DGerald Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCDropsondeTemperature
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser SpectrometerDCALSAlan Fried (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CH3OH, CH2O
In situ
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone PhotometerNOAA O3Erik Richard (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, BalloonPhotometerO3
In situ
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation RadarPR-2Eastwood Im (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadarDoppler radar backscatter
Ground
Cross-track scanning
14 GHz; 35 GHz
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array RadiometerESTAR (RadSTAR-P)David Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36000 m (at 19.8 km)
50 m (at 19.8 km)
38 channels at 0.4649-14.18 µm
ER-2 Doppler RadarEXRADGerald Heymsfield (PI)ER-2 - AFRCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Linear Depolarization Radar
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
1200 m (at 20 km)
9.72 GHz
ER-2 High Altitude DropsondeEHADJeffrey B. Halverson (PI)ER-2 - AFRCDropsondeTemperature
In situ
Fabry-Perot InterferometerFPIJay R. Herman (PI)DC-8 - AFRCInterferometerO2, CO2
Integrated vertical column
Fast In-situ Stratospheric HygrometerFISHCornelius Schiller (PI)WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-SpectrographSLITMichael Winter (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Brightness Temperature
In situ
Flight ModemAlex Coleman (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
FluidCamDr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
Focused Cavity Aerosol SpectrometerFCASJames Wilson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
Forward Scattering Spectrometer ProbeFSSPPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
450 nm; 530 nm; 550 nm; 700 nmaerosol scattering and backscattering coefficients
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerHCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Integrated vertical column
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking
10 Hz
6 channels at 2-15 µm
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness RadarFMCWCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2-8 GHz
Frost Point (NOAA)FPAndrew Rollins (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCH2O
In situ
FSSP-300 Aerosol SpectrometerFPCASER-2 - AFRCAerosol Scattering Ratio
G-V Scanning Mobility Particle SizerSMPSJames Smith (PI)NSF G-VDifferential mobilityAerosol Size Distribution
In situ
3-500 nmpressure-dependent
G2301-fLaura Iraci (PI)Spectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-mLaura Iraci (PI)Spectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
Gas and Aerosol Measurement Sensor/Langley Airborne A-Band SpectrometerGAMS/LAABSMichael Pitts (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSolar Occultation, Spectrometer (in situ)Optical Depth
In situ
1024 channels at 430-1030 nm; 800 channels at 759-771 nmsolar spectrometer
Georgia Tech Laser-Induced FluorescenceGT-LIFDavid Tan (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO, CH2O, NO2
In situ
Georgia Tech NO InstrumentGT-NOL. Greg Huey (PI)DC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceNO
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Global Ice-sheet Mapping OrbiterGISMOKen Jezek (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Goodrich Clear Air Turbulence Data CollectionKris Deverasety (PI)DC-8 - AFRCTurbulence
GPS Flight Management SystemGPFMSWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
GPS Remote Sensing InstrumentGPSRSMichael Grant (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
GRC Hyperspectral ImagerHSI3.1Roger Tokars (PI)Twin Otter - GRCCamera400-900 nm
HAIS Fast-O3Fast-O3Teresa Campos (PI)NSF G-VChemiluminescenceO3
In situ
1 Hz
Harvard Halogen InstrumentHALJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceBrO, ClO
In situ
Harvard Harriot HygrometerHHHJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
Harvard Hydroxyl ExperimentHOxJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescence, Laser absorptionOH, HO2
In situ
Harvard Integrated Cavity Output SpectroscopyICOSJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCLaser absorptionH2O
In situ
Harvard Lyman-α Photofragment Fluorescence HygrometerHWVJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceH2O
In situ
Harvard Total WaterHTWJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceH2O (total)
In situ
Harvard Tracer SuiteHTSBruce Daube (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
In situ
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down SpectrometerHUPCRSSteven C. Wofsy (PI)Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)CH4, CO2, CO
In situ
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol ResearchHIGEARAntony Clarke (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, SpectrometerParticle Absorption, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HawkeyeHawkeyePaul Lawson (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
10 µm; 50 µm2D-S channel 1
HDVISHDVISJeffrey Myers (Mgr)
HIAPER Airborne Radiation PackageHARPSamuel R. Hall (PI)NSF G-VRadiometerActinic Flux, Irradiance
In situ
1 Hz
280-680 nm; 300-2400 nmactinic flux
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne ProfilerHIWRAPGerald Heymsfield (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCRadar, ScatterometerRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Ground
Conical scanning
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding RadiometerHAMSRShannon Brown (Mgr)DC-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
High Frame Rate Slit-less SpectrographHFRSGeoff McHarg (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCamera, Spectrometer (in situ)Imagery
In situ
High Resolution Interferometer SounderHISWilliam L. Smith Sr. (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
High Spectral Resolution LidarHSRLChris Hostetler (PI)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRCLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
532 nm; 1064 nmaerosol backscatter, depolarization, and extinction
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2HSRL2Chris Hostetler (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3LidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
0.1 Hz
15 m
355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
High Volume Precipitation SpectrometerHVPSPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle size distribution
In situ
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 AnalyzerHarvard CO2Steven C. Wofsy (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatographyCO2
In situ
HOx Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer HOxCIMSChristopher A. Cantrell (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRCCIMSOH, HO2, HO2+RO2
In situ
HR-732 Aerial CamerasHR-732Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
15000 m (at 19.8 km)
3 m (at 19.8 km)
Hurricane Imaging RadiometerHIRADDaniel Cecil (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerWind Speed, Rain Rate
Ground
Cross-track scanning
22000 m (at 11 km)
1000 m (at 11 km)
4-7 GHz
HyMapHyMapTerry Cocks (PI)Cessna 402B, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.45-0.89 µm; 0.89-1.35 µm; 1.4-1.8 µm; 1.95-2.48 µmVIS module
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions SpectrometerHyTESSimon Hook (PI)Twin OtterSpectrometerTemperature
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
3590 m (at 4 km)
7 m (at 4 km)
7.5-12 µm
In Situ Airborne FormaldehydeISAFThomas F. Hanisco (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARCFluorescenceCH2O
In situ
1 Hz
In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Microphysical PropertiesAMPCharles Brock (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Dry aerosol particle size distribution, Cloud droplet size distribution, Dust size distribution, Precipitation Size, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In-Situ Measurements of Aerosol Optical PropertiesAOPNicholas L. Wagner (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Black Carbon
In situ
In-situ Net Flux within the Atmosphere of the EarthINFLAMEMartin Mlynczak (PI)Learjet 35InterferometerSolar flux
In situ
In-Situ OzoneMelody Avery (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Intensified All-sky CameraALLSKYPeter Jenniskens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Other
Zenith (directly upwards)
400-900 nm
Intensified Camera 1INT1Peter Jenniskens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
400-900 nm
Intensified Camera 2INT2Peter Jenniskens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
400-900 nm
Intensified High Definition TV Near-UV SpectrographNUVShinsuke Abe (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Cloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
Intensified High Frame Rate ImagerIHFRIHans Nielsen (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
In situ
500-900 nm
IRIS II Panoramic CameraIRIS IIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
40000 m (at 19.8 km)
2 m (at 19.8 km)
Isotope Ratio Infrared SpectrometerIRISHans-Jürg Jost (PI)M-55, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)H2O isotopes
In situ
J(NO2) RadiometerJohn Barrick (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerSolar flux
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met SensorsJ-31 NavMetSebastian Schmidt (PI)J-31Navigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature
JPL Laser HygrometerJLHRobert L. Herman (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O
In situ
1 Hz
JPL Mark IV Balloon InterferometerMkIVGeoffrey Toon (PI)Balloon, DC-8 - AFRCInterferometerH2O, 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
Ku-band Radar AltimeterCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFFRadarSea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
13-17 GHz
L-Band Interference Surveyor/AnalyzerLISAJoel Johnson (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterference
In situ
1200-1700 MHz
Land, Vegetation and Ice SensorLVISJ. Bryan Blair (PI)B200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarVegetation, Topography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1000 m (at 10 km)
25 m (at 10 km)
Langley Aerosol Research Group ExperimentLARGEEdward L. Winstead (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, NASA P-3CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counterAerosol Number Density, Aerosol Size Distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Black Carbon, Particle Absorption, Particle Extinction, Particle Scattering, Single Scattering Albedo
In situ
405 nm; 530 nm; 700 nm
Langley In Situ Fast-Response Ozone MeasurementsFASTOZMelody Avery (PI)DC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceO3
In situ
Large Area CollectorsLACMichael Zolensky (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCosmic Dust
In situ
Large Pixel Format CCD CameraFranziska Harms (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Leica RC-30 metric cameraRC-30Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Leonardo Airborne SimulatorLASSi-Chee Tsay (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing ExperimentLASESyed Ismail (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarH2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
815-815 nm
Lightning Instrument ProjectLIPMonte Bateman (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRCElectric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
In situ
Lightweight Balloon InterferometerLWBIGeoffrey Toon (PI)BalloonInterferometer
Vertical profile
Solar tracking
3000 m
1.8-15.5 µm
Lyman Alpha-HygrometerKen Kelly (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS)MGRSValery Zavorotny (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging RadiometerMAPIRChip Laymon (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Other vertical scanning
2 channels at 1400-1427 MHz; 2 channels at 1350-1450 MHz
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-AircraftMOPITT-AJames Drummond (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSounderCO, CH4
Integrated vertical column
Nadir (directly downwards)
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North AmericaMACDONNAStephanie A. Vay (PI)DC-8 - AFRCGas chromatographyCO2
In situ
Medusa Whole Air SamplerMedusaBritt Stephens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCWhole Air SamplingO2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
In situ
Meteorological Measurement SystemMMST. Paul Bui (PI)Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
In situ
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption SpectrometerNOAA CH4Erik Richard (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)CH4
In situ
MicrospectrometerJim Jungel (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Microwave Temperature ProfilerMTPRichard Denning (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerTemperature
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
Millimeter Imaging RadiometerMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
mini-DOASmini-DOASJochen Peter Stutz (PI)Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometerBrO, NO2, O4
Integrated slant column
Limb scanning (angles: +1, 0, -1, -1.5, -2, -2.5, -3, -4, 5, -15)
Miniature Echelle SpectrographEchellePeter Jenniskens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Brightness Temperature
In situ
Miniature Video Imaging SystemMVISJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
MODIS Airborne SimulatorMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36 m (at 20 km)
50 m (at 20 km)
464.9 nm; 549.4 nm; 655 nm; 702.4 nm; 743.1 nm
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-functional Fiber Laser LidarMFLLJeremy Dobler (PI)B-200 (UC-12B) - LARCLidarRadar Altitude
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser AltimeterMMLAPhil Dabney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFCamera, PhotometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection SystemMACSJames Wilson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCCounterflow virtual impactorParticle size distribution
In situ
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind SensorMACAWSJeffry Rothermel (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth SounderMCoRDSCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
20-60 MHz
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrOClO/BrOJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceClO, BrO
In situ
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer ProbeMASPDarrel Baumgardner (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
In situ
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping SensorMAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-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
Multispectral Imaging, Detection and Active ReflectanceMiDARDr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
NCAR Airborne Oxygen InstrumentAO2Britt Stephens (PI)DC-8 - AFRCO2, CO2
In situ
NCAR NO-NO2NO-NO2Andrew Weinheimer (PI)NSF G-VChemiluminescenceNO, NO2
In situ
10 Hz
NCAR NOxyO3NOxyO3Andrew Weinheimer (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy, O3
In situ
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) ProbeNevzorovAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
In situ
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISngRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
380-2510 nm
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence InstrumentNO/NOyYutaka Kondo (PI)DC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy
In situ
NOAA Iodide Ion Time-of-Flight Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerNOAA ToF CIMSJ. Andy Neuman (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCIMSHCOOH, ClNO2, N2O5, BrO, Cl2, BrCN, BrCl, C2H4O3S
NOAA Lyman-Alpha Total Water HygrometerNOAA TWKen Kelly (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCH2O (total)
In situ
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and OzoneNOyO3Thomas B Ryerson (PI)DC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy, O3
In situ
1 Hz
NOAA NOy InstrumentNOAA NOyPatrick Veres (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, BalloonChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy
In situ
NOAA PicarroKathryn McKain (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha JetSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, CO
In situ
1.2 Hz
NOAA Pressure and TemperatureNOAA PTTom Thompson (PI)WB-57 - JSCTemperature, Pressure
In situ
NOAA WaterNWTroy Thornberry (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCIMS, Laser absorptionH2O, H2O (total)
In situ
1 Hz
2.7 µmDFB laser to scan 2 H2O lines and CO2 line for additional diagnostic
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 DetectorNIRADDarin Toohey (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - InterferometerNAST-IAnna Noe (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
3.5-16 µm
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size SpectrometerNMASSJohn Michael Reeves (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCCN counterParticle size distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA)UAS-O3Troy Thornberry (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
2 Hz
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA)O3 Classic (NOAA)Shang Liu (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
OSCAR labLaura Iraci (PI)Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CO2
OSCAR portableLaura Iraci (PI)Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CO2
Ozonesondes (NOAA)Ozonesondes (NOAA)Dale Hurst (PI)Balloon
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRimentPANTHERJames W. Elkins (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography(CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
In situ
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCARPAN-CIGARL. Greg Huey (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSPAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
In situ
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass SpectrometryPALMSKarl Froyd (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Particle Composition, Aerosol
In situ
Particle Into Liquid SamplerPILSRodney Weber (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFIon ChromatographyNa, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
In situ
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice SounderPARISKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerPCIMSDaniel O'Sullivan (PI)NSF G-VCIMSH2O2, CH3OOH
In situ
PeroxyAcetylNitrate, Aldehydes and KetonesPANAKHanwant Singh (PI)DC-8 - AFRCGas chromatographyPPN, PAN, MEK, IPN, HCN, CH3OH, CH3NO3, CH3CN, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO, C2H5OH, C2H5NO3, C2Cl4, (CH3)2CO
In situ
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide AnalyzerPicarroFrank Flocke (PI)NSF G-VSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4
In situ
5 Hz
Polarimetric Ku-Band ScatterometerPolSCATSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadar, ScatterometerRadar backscatter
Ground
Conical scanning
13.95 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning, Limb scanning
10.7 GHz; 18.7 GHz; 37 GHz; 89 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X BandPSR/CXAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
Cross-track scanning
5.8-6.2 GHz; 6.3-6.7 GHz; 6.75-7.1 GHz; 7.15-7.5 GHz; 4 channels at 10.6-10.8 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original ScanheadPSR/AAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 nm; 18.7 nm; 37 nm
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation RadiometerPM-GFCRGlen Sachse (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerC2H6
In situ
Polarized Imaging NephelometerPI-NephJ. Vanderlei Martins (PI)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRCAerosol
In situ
Portable Remote Imaging SpectrometerPRISMZakos Mouroulis (PI)Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
350-1050 nm; 1240-1240 nm; 1610-1610 nm
Precipitation Imaging ProbePIPAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCParticle imager, SpectrometerParticle size distribution
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air SamplerPFPSteve Montzka (PI)DC-8 - AFRCWhole Air SamplingN2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
In situ
Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass SpectrometerPTR-MSArmin Wisthaler (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)CH3CHO, (CH3)2CO, CH3CN, C6H6, C4H4O, C5H8, CH3OH, MVK, C7H8
In situ
Pulse Height AnalyzerPHAE.G. Stassinopoulos (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and DevelopmentPICARDSteve Platnick (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Quadropole Mass SpectrometerQMSAlan Brandy (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Quantum Cascade Laser SystemQCLSBruce Daube (PI)WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCLaser absorptionCO2, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic WaveQCM/SAWArthur Thorpe (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCounterflow virtual impactorAerosol
In situ
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - ActiveRadSTAR-APeter Hillebrand (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Radiometric Measurement SystemRAMSFrancisco Valero (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
In situ
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic LidarRASLDavid Whiteman (PI)B200 - LARCRaman spectrometerH2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
In situ
RC-10 Mapping CamerasRC-10Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
30000 m (at 19.8 km)
8 m (at 19.8 km)
Reactive NitrogenDavid Fahey (PI)ER-2 - AFRCNO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
Research Environment for Vehicle-Embedded Analysis on LinuxREVEALLawrence C. Freudinger (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
In situ
Research Scanning PolarimeterRSPBrian Cairns (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3PolarimeterImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 0, 45, 90, 135)
410 nm; 470 nm; 550 nm; 670 nm; 865 nm; 960 nm; 1590 nm; 1880 nm; 2250 nm
Rosemount Icing DetectorRICEAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel RadiometerPHOTDick Spalding (PI)DC-8 - AFRCPhotometer, RadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
380-600 nm; 600-900 nm
Scanning Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersSAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
280-420 nm
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISHank Revercomb (Co-I)DC-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
Sea Ice Thickness Penetrating Radar InstrumentSITPRIBen Holt (PI)RadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
0.1-0.3 GHz; 0.8-1.2 GHz; 4-8 GHzice bottom surface
Sea Surface Wind SpeedGPS-R WindsJim Garrison (PI)B200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFFSounderWind Speed
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Single Event UpsetSEUHarold Huff (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA)SP2Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerBlack Carbon, Scattering Aerosols
In situ
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting LidarSIMPLDavid Harding (PI)Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterLidarSea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Small Ice DetectorSIDAndrew Heymsfield (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCParticle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter International, NASA P-3RadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
Soluble Acidic Gases and AerosolsSAGAJack Dibb (PI)DC-8 - AFRCIon ChromatographyNa, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, Br-, NO3, SO4, C2O4-2, Be-7, Pb-210, HNO3, Fine Aerosol SO4, Fine Aerosol NO3
In situ
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARPhilip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerAerosol Optical Depth, H2O
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Solar tracking, Other vertical scanning
SPP-100SPPPaul Lawson (PI)WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle concentration
In situ
Submillimeter Limb SounderSLSRobert Stachnik (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
In situ
Telescopic High Definition TelevisionTHDTVEdward Schilling (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
Thematic Mapper SimulatorTMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
15600 m (at 19.8 km)
25 m (at 19.8 km)
0.42-0.45 nm; 0.45-0.52 nm; 0.52-0.6 nm; 0.6-0.62 nm; 0.63-0.69 nm; 0.69-0.75 nm; 0.76-0.9 nm; 0.91-1.05 nm; 1.55-1.75 nm; 2.08-2.35 nm; 2 channels at 8.5-14 nm
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced FluorescenceTD-LIFRonald C. Cohen (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3
In situ
Thickness from Offbeam ReturnsTHORBob Cahalan (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager3V-CPIJorgen Jensen (PI)NSF G-VParticle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Imagery
In situ
10-1280 µm
Tissue Equivalent Particle CounterTEPCDonna Gallagher (PI)ER-2 - AFRC
Trace Organic Gas AnalyzerTOGAEric Apel (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-VGas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ)VOCs
In situ
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft PlatformsTOTCAPLinnea Avallone (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)O3, H2O, CO2
In situ
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology ExperimentTWiLiTEBruce Gentry (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarWind
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
TSI 3563 Integrating NephelometerTSI NephCessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, Twin Otter (DOE)Particle Extinction
In situ
1 Hz
450 nm; 550 nm; 700 nm40 nm bandwidth
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Navigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer2D-STARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace SpeciesUCATSJames W. Elkins (PI)Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), PhotometerN2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
In situ
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol SpectrometerUHSASDavid Rogers (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-VSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
In situ
0.075-1 µmaerosols
Ultrafine CN - LaRCEdward L. Winstead (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRCCN counterParticle concentration
In situ
UNH MercuryUNHMERCRobert Talbot (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ)Hg
In situ
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor PackageUAVAWSPLance Christensen (PI)N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4
In situ
0.3 Hz
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture RadarUAVSARYunling Lou (PI)Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRCRadarImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Unmanned Aerial System Laser HygrometerULHRobert L. Herman (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
1 Hz
URI Peroxides and Formaldehyde InstrumentPOPSBrian Heikes (PI)DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceH2O2, CH3OOH, CH2O
In situ
Utah State Near-Infrared SpectrometerNIRSPECMichael J. Taylor (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Shock Emissions
In situ
0.96-1.67 µm
Utah State University Airglow StudyAIRGLOWMichael J. Taylor (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCamera, InterferometerAirglow, OH
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
1-1.65 µm
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO InstrumentVUV-COTeresa Campos (PI)NSF G-VFluorescenceCO
In situ
1 Hz
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser HygrometerVCSELMark A. Zondlo (PI)NSF G-VH2O
In situ
1 Hz
Video Ice Particle SamplerVIPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)WB-57 - JSCParticle imagerParticle Composition
In situ
Video Imaging SystemVISJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
20 m (at 19.8 km)
Video UplinkEdward Schilling (PI)DC-8 - AFRCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Warm Ice Sounding ExplorerWISEYonggyu Gim (PI)DC-3, Twin OtterSounderIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus CounterWCNDavid Rogers (PI)NSF G-VCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei, Temperature, Pressure
In situ
0.01-3 µmaerosols
WB-57 Ascent Video ExperimentWAVEMarty Ross (PI)WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
Whole Air SamplerWAS (UCI)Donald R. Blake (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
In situ
Whole Air SamplerWAS (NCAR)Elliot Atlas (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons
In situ
Wind RadiometerWINDRADSteven J Dinardo (PI)DC-8 - AFRCMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
17 GHz; 19 GHz; 37 GHz
Wing Tip Air Particulate SamplerAPSAnthony Strawa (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSO4, Black Carbon
In situ
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall RadiometerLRR-XEric Smith (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerPrecipitation Size, Rain Rate
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz