TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
353.5 nm; 380 nm; 452.6 nm; 499.4 nm; 519.4 nm; 605.8 nm; 675.1 nm; 779.1 nm; 864.5 nm; 940.6 nm; 1019.1 nm; 1241.3 nm; 1558.5 nm; 2139.3 nm
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerSI/CIMS-2Fred Eisele (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSOH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
In situ
2D-S Stereo Probe2DSPaul Lawson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
In situ
Accumulation RadarCarl Leuschen (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Accumulation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
600-900 MHzwhen operated from aircraft
Advanced Microwave Precipitation RadiometerAMPRAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3Microwave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz; 19.35 GHz; 37.1 GHz; 85.5 GHz
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling SystemAVAPSGary Wick (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3DropsondePressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Vertical profile
Aerosol Optical PropertiesAERO3XAnthony Strawa (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFOptical particle counterBlack Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Airborne Cloud RadarACRSteven J Dinardo (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE)RadarRadar Reflectivity
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
150 m
94.905 GHz; 94.915 GHz; 94.925 GHz; 94.935 GHz
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth ProbeAXCTDDan S. Jacob (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondeOcean Salinity, Temperature
In situ
Airborne Multichannel Microwave RadiometerAMMRJames R. Wang (Mgr)Convair-580, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
10-92 GHz
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-2Simone Tanelli (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHzKu band
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-3Simone Tanelli (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3, P-3RadarRadar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
0.2 Hz
120 m
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHz; 94 GHzKu band
Airborne Topographic MapperATMWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian - LaRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.2 m (at 0.8 km)
532 nmPulsed at 5 kHz
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's TroposphereAVOCETJoshua P. DiGangi (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
1 Hz
BroadBand RadiometersBBRAnthony Bucholtz (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, NASA P-3, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Airborne in Situ TracersCOASTMelody Avery (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser TransmissionCOBALTJames Podolske (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO
In situ
CCD Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersCAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Actinic Flux
In situ
280-650 nm
Cloud Absorption RadiometerCARCharles Gatebe (PI)J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580RadiometerSolar flux, Imagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10 m (at 0.6 km)
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Droplet ProbeCDPDavid Rogers (PI)NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
1 Hz
2-50 µmwater droplets, ice crystals
Coherent Radar Depth SounderCARDSPrasad Gogineni (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSounder, RadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
COMACOMAJames Podolske (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO, CO2, H2O
In situ
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN CounterCFSTGCEdward L. Winstead (Mgr)Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFFCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse RadarD2PKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Altitude
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption SpectrometerDFGASAlan Fried (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CH2O
In situ
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide MeasurementDACOMGlenn S. Diskin (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
In situ
Digital Mapping SystemDMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Falcon, NSF G-VCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Diode Laser HygrometerDLHGlenn S. Diskin (PI)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, NASA P-3Laser absorptionH2O
In situ
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array RadiometerESTAR (RadSTAR-P)David Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Flight ModemAlex Coleman (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness RadarFMCWCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2-8 GHz
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Global Ice-sheet Mapping OrbiterGISMOKen Jezek (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
GPS Flight Management SystemGPFMSWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
GPS Remote Sensing InstrumentGPSRSMichael Grant (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol ResearchHIGEARAntony Clarke (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, SpectrometerParticle Absorption, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HawkeyeHawkeyePaul Lawson (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
10 µm; 50 µm2D-S channel 1
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2HSRL2Chris Hostetler (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3LidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
0.1 Hz
15 m
355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
High Volume Precipitation SpectrometerHVPSPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle size distribution
In situ
Ku-band Radar AltimeterCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFFRadarSea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
13-17 GHz
L-Band Interference Surveyor/AnalyzerLISAJoel Johnson (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterference
In situ
1200-1700 MHz
Land, Vegetation and Ice SensorLVISJ. Bryan Blair (PI)B200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarVegetation, Topography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1000 m (at 10 km)
25 m (at 10 km)
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing ExperimentLASESyed Ismail (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarH2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
815-815 nm
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS)MGRSValery Zavorotny (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging RadiometerMAPIRChip Laymon (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Other vertical scanning
2 channels at 1400-1427 MHz; 2 channels at 1350-1450 MHz
MicrospectrometerJim Jungel (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Millimeter Imaging RadiometerMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser AltimeterMMLAPhil Dabney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFCamera, PhotometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth SounderMCoRDSCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
20-60 MHz
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) ProbeNevzorovAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
In situ
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCARPAN-CIGARL. Greg Huey (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSPAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
In situ
Particle Into Liquid SamplerPILSRodney Weber (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFIon ChromatographyNa, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
In situ
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice SounderPARISKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Polarimetric Ku-Band ScatterometerPolSCATSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadar, ScatterometerRadar backscatter
Ground
Conical scanning
13.95 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning, Limb scanning
10.7 GHz; 18.7 GHz; 37 GHz; 89 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X BandPSR/CXAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
Cross-track scanning
5.8-6.2 GHz; 6.3-6.7 GHz; 6.75-7.1 GHz; 7.15-7.5 GHz; 4 channels at 10.6-10.8 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original ScanheadPSR/AAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 nm; 18.7 nm; 37 nm
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation RadiometerPM-GFCRGlen Sachse (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerC2H6
In situ
Quadropole Mass SpectrometerQMSAlan Brandy (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - ActiveRadSTAR-APeter Hillebrand (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Research Environment for Vehicle-Embedded Analysis on LinuxREVEALLawrence C. Freudinger (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
In situ
Research Scanning PolarimeterRSPBrian Cairns (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3PolarimeterImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 0, 45, 90, 135)
410 nm; 470 nm; 550 nm; 670 nm; 865 nm; 960 nm; 1590 nm; 1880 nm; 2250 nm
Rosemount Icing DetectorRICEAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
Sea Surface Wind SpeedGPS-R WindsJim Garrison (PI)B200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFFSounderWind Speed
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting LidarSIMPLDavid Harding (PI)Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterLidarSea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter International, NASA P-3RadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARPhilip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerAerosol Optical Depth, H2O
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Solar tracking, Other vertical scanning
Thickness from Offbeam ReturnsTHORBob Cahalan (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
TSI 3563 Integrating NephelometerTSI NephCessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, Twin Otter (DOE)Particle Extinction
In situ
1 Hz
450 nm; 550 nm; 700 nm40 nm bandwidth
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Navigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer2D-STARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Whole Air SamplerWAS (UCI)Donald R. Blake (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
In situ