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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 342.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Warm Ice Sounding Explorer WISE Yonggyu Gim (PI) DC-3, Twin Otter - GRC Sounder Ice Sheet Thickness
Wind Radiometer WINDRAD Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF CN counter CCN, Temperature, Pressure
WB-57 Ascent Video Experiment WAVE Marty Ross (PI) WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Whole Air Sampler WAS (UCI) Donald R. Blake (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
Whole Air Sampler WAS (NCAR) Elliot Atlas (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO Instrument VUV-CO Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Fluorescence CO
Video Imaging System VIS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Video Ice Particle Sampler VIPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle Composition
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer VCSEL Mark A. Zondlo (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF H2O
Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere Aerosol Microphysics Package UTLS-AMP Luke D. Ziemba (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer Aerosol Number Concentration
UNH Mercury UNHMERC Robert Talbot (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ) Hg
Unmanned Aerial System Laser Hygrometer ULH Robert L. Herman (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC H2O
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 James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar UAVSAR Yunling Lou (PI) Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC Radar Imagery
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor Package UAVAWSP Lance Christensen (PI) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA) UAS-O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology Experiment TWiLiTE Bruce Gentry (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Wind
TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer TSI Neph Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, Twin Otter (DOE) Particle Extinction

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