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 41 - 56 of 56.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer NIRSPEC Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Shock Emissions
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4
Intensified High Definition TV Near-UV Spectrograph NUV Shinsuke Abe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CCN
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry PALMS Karl Froyd (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometer PTR-MS Armin Wisthaler (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH3CHO, (CH3)2CO, CH3CN, C6H6, C4H4O, C5H8, CH3OH, MVK, C7H8
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
SPP-100 SPP Paul Lawson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
UNH Mercury UNHMERC Robert Talbot (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ) Hg

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