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 - 20 of 24.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, 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
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development PICARD Steve Platnick (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM Zakos Mouroulis (PI) Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Radiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRISng Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer Imagery
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
MODIS Airborne Simulator MAS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
mini-DOAS mini-DOAS Jochen Peter Stutz (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer BrO, NO2, O4
Leonardo Airborne Simulator LAS Si-Chee Tsay (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter - GRC Spectrometer Temperature
HyMap HyMap Terry Cocks (PI) Cessna 402B, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer Imagery
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol Research HIGEAR Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, Spectrometer Particle Absorption, CCN, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot Spectrometer GIFS Sam Yee (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Cloud Thickness
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Enhanced MODIS Airborne Simulator eMAS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer EESI-TOFMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer
Chicago Water Isotope Spectrometer Chi-WIS Liz Moyer (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer H2O, HDO
Autonomous Modular Sensor AMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) Altair, B-200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit Spectrograph AIM-IT George Varros (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery

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