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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 81 - 100 of 103.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Compact Airborne NO2 Experiment CANOE Jason M. St. Clair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2
Compact Airborne Formaldehyde Experiment CAFE Jason M. St. Clair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, C-23 Sherpa - WFF, HL5200 Hanseo University (NIER) Fluorescence CH2O
BroadBand Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar and IR radiative flux; Total, Direct, Diffuse Solar radiative flux
Advanced Whole Air Sampler AWAS Elliot Atlas (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, Halons, Solvents, VSLS, NMHCs, Organic Nitrates, CO, CH4, N2O
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS-NG Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, Glufstream V - JSC, Gulfstream III - LaRC Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS-Classic Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Wing Tip Air Particulate Sampler APS Anthony Strawa (PI) ER-2 - AFRC SO4, Black Carbon
Airborne Ocean Color Imager AOCI James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Autonomous Modular Sensor AMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) Altair, B200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Timothy Lang (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Microwave Radiometer Brightness 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 Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance Air-LUSI Kevin Turpie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Lunar Spectral Irradiance
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (Co-I) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
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.

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