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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 - 10 of 10.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chambers CFDC Paul J. DeMott (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Cynthia Twohy (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor Cloud Liquid Water Content
Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe FSSP Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle size distribution
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Vegetation, Topography
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer TSI Neph Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, Twin Otter (DOE) Particle Extinction
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