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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 - 60 of 79.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Hawkeye Hawkeye Paul Lawson (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager Particle size distribution
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2 HSRL2 Chris Hostetler (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle size distribution
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
L-Band Interference Surveyor/Analyzer LISA Joel Johnson (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interference
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Vegetation, Topography
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Density, Aerosol Size Distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Black Carbon, Particle Absorption, Particle Extinction, Particle Scattering, Single Scattering Albedo
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS) MGRS Valery Zavorotny (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging Radiometer MAPIR Chip Laymon (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Microspectrometer Jim Jungel (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Millimeter Imaging Radiometer MIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Brightness Temperature
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
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser Altimeter MMLA Phil Dabney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Camera, Photometer Topography
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) Probe Nevzorov Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCAR PAN-CIGAR L. Greg Huey (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CIMS PAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
Particle Into Liquid Sampler PILS Rodney Weber (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
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
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice Sounder PARIS Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Topography

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