TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)NASA GSFCC-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
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 Laser Isotope SpectrometerALISLance Christensen (PI)JPLDC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
In situ
1 Hz
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb SounderA-SMLSNathaniel Livesey (PI)JPLWB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderH2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
2000 m
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
Balloon Borne Frost Point HygrometerBalloon FPHDale Hurst (PI)NOAA ESRLBalloonH2O
In situ
0.1 Hz
Balloonsondes (NOAA)Balloonsondes (NOAA)Dale Hurst (PI)NOAA ESRLBalloonH2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure
In situ
0.1 Hz
Carbon Monoxide Measurement & AnalysisCOMARoy R. Johnson (Mgr)NASA ARCP-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorptionCO, CO2, H2O
In situ
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerNOAA CIMSThomas B Ryerson (PI)Scientific AviationWB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCIMSH2O, HNO3, HCl
In situ
Chicago Water Isotope SpectrometerChi-WISBenjamin Clouser (Mgr)U ChicagoWB-57 - JSCSpectrometerH2O, HDO
Compact Raman LidarCRLZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderUniversity of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAALidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
0.6 m
Cryogenic HygrometerCRYOJohn Barrick (Co-I)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCH2O
In situ
Diode Laser HygrometerDLHGlenn S. Diskin (PI)NASA LaRCB200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, Sherpa - WFF, HU25 Falcon - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPSLaser absorptionH2O
In situ
100 Hz
Fast In-situ Stratospheric HygrometerFISHCornelius Schiller (PI)FZ JülichWB-57 - JSCH2O
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
Frost Point (NOAA)FPAndrew Rollins (Co-I)NOAA ESRLWB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCH2O
In situ
G2301-fLaura Iraci (PI)NASA ARCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-mLaura Iraci (PI)NASA ARCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2, CH4, H2O
Harvard Harriot HygrometerHHHJessica B. Smith (PI)HarvardWB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
Harvard Integrated Cavity Output SpectroscopyICOSDavid Sayres (PI)HarvardWB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCLaser absorptionH2O
In situ
Harvard Lyman-α Photofragment Fluorescence HygrometerHWVJessica B. Smith (PI)HarvardER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceH2O
In situ
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding RadiometerHAMSRShannon Brown (Mgr)JPLDC-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
JPL Laser HygrometerJLHRobert L. Herman (PI)JPLDC-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)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
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing ExperimentLASESyed Ismail (Prev PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarH2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
815-815 nm
Multi-function Airborne Raman LidarMARLiZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderNSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King AirLidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
0.6 m
NDACC MLO FTIRMLOFTIRJames W. Hannigan (PI)NCARInterferometerCO, CH4, ClONO2, HCOOH, C2H6, HCN, HCl, HF, HNO3, H2O, HDO, OCS, N2O, O3, CH2O
Vertical profile
Solar tracking
NOAA WaterTroy Thornberry (PI)NOAA CSLGlobal 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
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic LidarRASLDavid Whiteman (PI)NASA GSFCB200 - LARCRaman spectrometerH2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
In situ
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISHank Revercomb (Co-I)UW MadisonDC-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
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARMeloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I)NASA ARCP-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerNO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking (angles: The instrument can be pointed continuously around the full azimuth and over 270 degrees in elevation )
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft PlatformsTOTCAPLinnea Avallone (PI)NSFDC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)O3, H2O, CO2
In situ
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)NASA LaRCP-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCNavigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace SpeciesUCATSBrad Hall (PI)NOAA ESRLAltair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCGas 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
Unmanned Aerial System Laser HygrometerULHRobert L. Herman (PI)JPLGlobal Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
1 Hz
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser HygrometerVCSELMark A. Zondlo (PI)PrincetonGulfstream V - NSFH2O
In situ
1 Hz