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 173.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
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
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer LRR-X Eric Smith (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Particle size distribution, Rain Rate
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Sulfur Dioxide LIF-SO2 Andrew Rollins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Fluorescence SO2
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Amin R. Nehrir (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE-classic Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Cloud Probes Langley In-situ Cloud Richard Moore (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Particle imager Cloud Droplet Number and Size Distributions, Cloud Droplet Effective Radius and Variance, Precipitation Particle Number and Size Distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content, Cloud Ice Water Content
Langley Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Langley HR-ToF-AMS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130H - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
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
Intensified Camera 2 INT2 Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Intensified Camera 1 INT1 Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Intensified High Frame Rate Imager IHFRI Hans Nielsen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle size distribution
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
High Spectral Resolution Lidar HSRL Chris Hostetler (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
CU Aircraft High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer HR-AMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Organic Aerosol, NH4, NO3, SO4, NR-Cl, Br-, Iodine, seasalt, MSA, ClO4, pRONO2
HR-732 Aerial Cameras HR-732 James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery

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