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 1 - 14 of 14.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Warm Ice Sounding Explorer WISE Yonggyu Gim (PI) DC-3, Twin Otter - GRC Sounder Ice Sheet Thickness
TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer TSI Neph Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, Twin Otter (DOE) Particle Extinction
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar SIMPL David Harding (PI) Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Lidar Sea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer PolSCAT Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar, Scatterometer Radar backscatter
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRC Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter - GRC, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC Spectrometer Temperature
GRC Hyperspectral Imager HSI3.1 Roger Tokars (PI) Twin Otter - GRC Camera
Digital Camera System DCS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer CO2LAS Gary Spiers (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC Lidar Topography
Ames Extinction Scattering Optical Property Instrument AESOP Anthony Strawa (PI) Twin Otter - GRC Particle Extinction, Single Scattering Albedo
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, C-130H - WFF Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
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