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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 121 - 140 of 356.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Imagery
Modular Aerial Sensing System MASS Luc Lenain (PI) Twin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSC Lidar Ocean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
MODIS Airborne Simulator MAS James D. Jacobson Jr. (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar MARLi Zhien Wang (PI) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging Radiometer MAPIR Chip Laymon (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection System MACS James Wilson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Particle size distribution
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Lightweight Balloon Interferometer LWBI Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon Interferometer
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, B200 - Dynamic Aviation Lidar Vegetation, Vegetation structure, surface topography, ice and sea ice elevations, ocean surface topography
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer LRR-X Eric Smith (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Particle size distribution, Rain Rate
L-Band Interference Surveyor/Analyzer LISA Joel Johnson (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interference
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Sulfur Dioxide LIF-SO2 Andrew Rollins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Fluorescence SO2
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Nitrogen Oxide LIF-NO Andrew Rollins (PI) WB-57 - JSC Fluorescence NO
Laser Imaging Nephelometer LI-Nephelometer Adam Ahern (PI) Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS, DC-8 - AFRC Nephelometer
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Amin R. Nehrir (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Leonardo Airborne Simulator LAS Si-Chee Tsay (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery

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