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 166.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE-classic Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer LRR-X Eric Smith (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Particle size distribution, Rain Rate
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
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
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
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
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britt Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, 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
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
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)
Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer NIRSPEC Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Shock Emissions
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS John Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC CN counter Particle size distribution, CCN
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence Instrument NO/NOy Yutaka Kondo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Thomas B Ryerson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl

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