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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 101 - 120 of 348.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRISng Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer Imagery
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) Probe Nevzorov Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
NCAR Airborne Oxygen Instrument AO2 Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC O2, CO2
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer NAST-I Anna Noe (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature, Relative Humidity
Multispectral Imaging, Detection and Active Reflectance MiDAR Dr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
Multiscale Observing System of the Ocean Surface MOSES Jeroen Molemaker (PI) B-200 (#801) - AFRC Camera Sea Surface Temperature
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrO ClO/BrO James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence ClO, BrO
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection System MACS James Wilson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Particle size distribution
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser Altimeter MMLA Phil Dabney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Camera, Photometer Topography
Multi-functional Fiber Laser Lidar MFLL Jeremy Dobler (PI) B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Altitude
Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar MARLi Zhien Wang (PI) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
Modular Aerial Sensing System MASS Luc Lenain (PI) Twin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSC Lidar Ocean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Imagery

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