TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair-580, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
353.5 nm; 380 nm; 452.6 nm; 499.4 nm; 519.4 nm; 605.8 nm; 675.1 nm; 779.1 nm; 864.5 nm; 940.6 nm; 1019.1 nm; 1241.3 nm; 1558.5 nm; 2139.3 nm
Cloud Physics LidarCPLMatthew McGill (PI)ER-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
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne SpectrometerDIASSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerAerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Integrated slant column
Solar tracking
Gas and Aerosol Measurement Sensor/Langley Airborne A-Band SpectrometerGAMS/LAABSMichael Pitts (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSolar Occultation, Spectrometer (in situ)Optical Depth
In situ
1024 channels at 430-1030 nm; 800 channels at 759-771 nmsolar spectrometer