TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Advanced Whole Air SamplerAWASElliot Atlas (PI)U MiamiGlobal Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingCFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, Halons, Solvents, VSLS, NMHCs, Organic Nitrates, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)JPLBalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace SpeciesACATSJames W. Elkins (PI)NOAA ESRLER-2 - AFRC, CitationGas chromatographyCFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
In situ
Airborne Emission SpectrometerAESHelen Worden (Co-I)NCARDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130InterferometerO3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.4.5-13 µm
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption SpectrometerATLASMax Loewenstein (PI)NASA ARCER-2 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)N2O, CH4, CO, O3
In situ
1 Hz
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIASLance Christensen (PI)JPLBalloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
In situ
1 Hz
ARC PicarroWarren Gore (Co-I)NASA ARCAlpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRCCH4, CO2
In situ
Argus Tunable Diode Laser InstrumentARGUSMax Loewenstein (PI)NASA ARCBalloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
3.3 µm; 4.7 µmCH4
Carbon Airborne Flux ExperimentCARAFEGlenn M. Wolfe (PI)NASA GSFCC-23 Sherpa - WFFLaser absorptionCO2, CH4, H2O concentrations and fluxes
In situ
10 Hz
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide MeasurementDACOMGlenn S. Diskin (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
In situ
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)NASA HQDC-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
G2301-fLaura Iraci (PI)NASA ARCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-mLaura Iraci (PI)NASA ARCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
Harvard Tracer SuiteHTSBruce Daube (PI)HarvardDC-8 - AFRCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
In situ
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down SpectrometerHUPCRSSteven C. Wofsy (PI)HarvardGlobal Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)CH4, CO2, CO
In situ
0.5 Hz
JPL Mark IV Balloon InterferometerMkIVGeoffrey Toon (PI)JPLBalloon, 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
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-AircraftMOPITT-AJames Drummond (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSounderCO, CH4
Integrated vertical column
Nadir (directly downwards)
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption SpectrometerNOAA CH4Erik Richard (PI)NOAA ESRLWB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)CH4
In situ
MOPITT Airborne Test RadiometerMATRJohn Gille (Prev PI)NCARCitationRadiometerCO, CH4
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
4.6 µm; 2.27 µmTIR CO band
NOAA PicarroKathryn McKain (Co-I)CU BoulderDC-8 - AFRC, Alpha JetSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, CO
In situ
1.2 Hz
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRimentPANTHERJames W. Elkins (PI)NOAA ESRLDC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography(CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
In situ
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide AnalyzerPicarroFrank Flocke (PI)NCARGulfstream V - NSFSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4
In situ
5 Hz
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air SamplerPFPStephen (Steve) Montzka (PI)NOAA ESRLDC-8 - AFRCWhole Air SamplingN2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
In situ
Quantum Cascade Laser SystemQCLSBruce Daube (PI)HarvardNCAR G-V, NOAA P-3, DC-8 - AFRCLaser absorptionCO2, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
1 Hz
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace SpeciesUCATSJames W. Elkins (PI)NOAA ESRLAltair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), PhotometerN2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
In situ
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor PackageUAVAWSPLance Christensen (PI)JPLN2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4
In situ
0.3 Hz