TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Aerosol and Cloud LidarROSCOEMatthew McGill (PI)NASA GSFCWB-57 - JSCLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol LidarWilliam Grant (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCLidarAerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Vertical profile
15 m
532 nm; 1064 nm
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight MeasurementsACLAIMEdward Teets (PI)NASA AFRCDC-8 - AFRCLidar
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper ExperimentALTMSteve Young (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol LidarAROTALThomas J. McGee (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCLidar, Raman spectrometerTemperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
308 nm; 332 nm; 355 nm; 387 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nmN2 Raman
Airborne Topographic MapperATMWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)NASA WFFC-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.2 m (at 0.8 km)
532 nmPulsed at 5 kHz
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron versionNader Abuhassan (Co-I)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRCLidarCO2
In situ
Cloud Lidar SystemCLSJames Spinhirne (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRCLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Physics LidarCPLMatthew McGill (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarAerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
30 m
335 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
Compact Raman LidarCRLZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderUniversity of Wyoming King Air, NSF/NCAR C-130, WP-3D Orion - NOAALidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
0.6 m
Differential Absorption LidarDIALJohnathan W. Hair (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRCLidarAerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
288 nm; 300 nm; 355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nmO3
Doppler Aerosol WiNd LidarDAWNMichael J. Kavaya (PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Other vertical scanning
High Spectral Resolution LidarHSRLChris Hostetler (PI)NASA LaRCB-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, NASA P-3 Orion - WFFLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
532 nm; 1064 nmaerosol backscatter, depolarization, and extinction
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2HSRL2Chris Hostetler (PI)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
0.1 Hz
15 m
355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
Land, Vegetation and Ice SensorLVISJ. Bryan Blair (PI)NASA GSFCB-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarVegetation, Topography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1000 m (at 10 km)
25 m (at 10 km)
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing ExperimentLASESyed Ismail (Prev PI)NASA LaRCDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarH2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
815-815 nm
Modular Aerial Sensing SystemMASSLuc Lenain (PI)ScrippsTwin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSCLidarOcean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
400000 Hz
Multi-function Airborne Raman LidarMARLiZhien Wang (PI)CU BoulderNSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King AirLidarH2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
0.6 m
Multi-functional Fiber Laser LidarMFLLJeremy Dobler (PI)ExelisB-200 (UC-12B) - LARCLidarAltitude
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind SensorMACAWSJeffry Rothermel (PI)NASA MSFCDC-8 - AFRCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting LidarSIMPLDavid Harding (PI)NASA GSFCLearjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRCLidarSea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Thickness from Offbeam ReturnsTHORBob Cahalan (PI)NASA GSFCP-3 Orion - WFFLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology ExperimentTWiLiTEBruce Gentry (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarWind
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)