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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 1 - 20 of 76.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Accumulation Radar Carl Leuschen (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Accumulation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFF Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Flight Modem Alex Coleman (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Microspectrometer Jim Jungel (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer 2D-STAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Paul Lawson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3 Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Aerosol Optical Depth, H2O
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer AMMR James R. Wang (Mgr) Convair-580, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3 Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar APR-3 Simone Tanelli (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3, P-3 Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC Lidar Topography
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System AVAPS Gary Wick (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3 Dropsonde Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's Troposphere AVOCET Joshua P. DiGangi (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth Probe AXCTD Dan S. Jacob (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Dropsonde Ocean Salinity, Temperature
BroadBand Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, NASA P-3, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar flux

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