TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)BalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Lunar Spectral IrradianceAir-LUSIKevin Turpie (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerLunar Spectral Irradiance
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards (angles: 265° - 275° from heading)
350 nm; 1050 nm
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometerAirMISRDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCamera, SpectrometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 70.5, 60, 45.6, 26.1)
11000 m (at 20 km)
27.5 m (at 20 km)
446 nm; 558 nm; 672 nm; 866 nm
Airborne Ocean Color ImagerAOCIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
50 m (at 19.8 km)
0.436-0.455 µm; 0.481-0.501 µm; 0.511-0.531 µm; 0.554-0.575 µm; 0.61-0.631 µm; 0.655-0.676 µm; 0.741-0.8 µm; 0.831-0.897 µm; 0.989-1.054 µm; 8.423-12.279 µm
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
31 channels at 410-700 nm; 63 channels at 680-1270 nm; 63 channels at 1250-1860 nm; 63 channels at 1840-2450 nm9.4 nm bandwidth
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit SpectrographAIM-ITGeorge Varros (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Autonomous Modular SensorAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)Altair, B-200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
12 channels at 0.42-11.26 µm4 different configurations (see website for details).
Chicago Water Isotope SpectrometerChi-WISLiz Moyer (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerH2O, HDO
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass SpectrometerEESI-TOFMSJose-Luis Jimenez (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne SpectrometerDIASSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerAerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Integrated slant column
Solar tracking
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36000 m (at 19.8 km)
50 m (at 19.8 km)
38 channels at 0.4649-14.18 µm
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerHCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Integrated vertical column
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking
10 Hz
6 channels at 2-15 µm
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
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, CCN, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HyMapHyMapTerry Cocks (PI)Cessna 402B, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.45-0.89 µm; 0.89-1.35 µm; 1.4-1.8 µm; 1.95-2.48 µmVIS module
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions SpectrometerHyTESSimon Hook (PI)Twin Otter - GRCSpectrometerTemperature
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
3590 m (at 4 km)
7 m (at 4 km)
7.5-12 µm
Leonardo Airborne SimulatorLASSi-Chee Tsay (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
mini-DOASmini-DOASJochen Peter Stutz (PI)Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometerBrO, NO2, O4
Integrated slant column
Limb scanning (angles: +1, 0, -1, -1.5, -2, -2.5, -3, -4, 5, -15)
MODIS Airborne SimulatorMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36 m (at 20 km)
50 m (at 20 km)
464.9 nm; 549.4 nm; 655 nm; 702.4 nm; 743.1 nm
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)
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISngRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
380-2510 nm
Portable Remote Imaging SpectrometerPRISMZakos Mouroulis (PI)Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerRadiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
350-1050 nm; 1240-1240 nm; 1610-1610 nm
Precipitation Imaging ProbePIPAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCParticle imager, SpectrometerParticle size distribution
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and DevelopmentPICARDSteve Platnick (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARMeloe S. Kacenelenbogen (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerNO2, 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
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking (angles: The instrument can be pointed continuously around the full azimuth and over 270 degrees in elevation )