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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 61 - 80 of 335.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA CIMS Thomas B Ryerson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CIMS H2O, HNO3, HCl
Chlorine Nitrate Instrument ClONO2 James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
Cimel Sunphotometer Cimel Michal Segal Rozenhaimer (PI)
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer CLH Linnea Avallone (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC H2O (total)
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2 CLH2 Linnea Avallone (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O (total)
Cloud Absorption Radiometer CAR Charles Gatebe (PI) J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Naval Research Lab (NRL) P-3 Orion, C-131A University of Washington Radiometer Solar flux, Imagery
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer - U Vienna CAPS Vienna Bernadett Weinzierl (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Cloud Imaging Probe CIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Cloud Lidar System CLS James Spinhirne (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Lidar Cloud Thickness
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor CSI Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ) Cloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - DC8 Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS - WB57 Darrel Baumgardner (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud, Aerosol, and Refractive Index Experiment CARE Bernadett Weinzierl (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content

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