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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 27.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CN counter CCN, Temperature, Pressure
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer VCSEL Mark A. Zondlo (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF H2O
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO Instrument VUV-CO Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Fluorescence CO
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS Brad Hall (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O, CHCl3, CCl4, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, C-130 - NSF, C-130 NSF Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer PCIMS Daniel O'Sullivan (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CIMS H2O2, CH3OOH
O3 Photometer (NOAA) NOAA O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Photometer O3
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC CN counter Particle size distribution, CCN
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
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
In Situ Airborne Formaldehyde ISAF Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WP-3D Orion - NOAA, C-130 - NSF, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Fluorescence CH2O
HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package HARP Samuel R. Hall (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, C-130 - NSF Radiometer Actinic Flux, Irradiance
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence O3
G-V Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer SMPS James Smith (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Differential mobility Aerosol Size Distribution
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution

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