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 101 - 120 of 173.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Ames Digital Imager DIM Paul F. Wercinski (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption Spectrometer DFGAS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O
Digital Camera System DCS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Line of Sight Wind Speed, Vector Wind Speed and Direction, Aerosol Backscattering
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer Probe DASH-SP Armin Sorooshian (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Differential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Cynthia Twohy (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor Cloud Liquid Water Content
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)
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC H2O
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Sarah Woods (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager Particle phase, habit, Imagery
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser Transmission COBALT James Podolske (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption CO
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer CO2LAS Gary Spiers (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC James Wilson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC CN counter CCN
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrO ClO/BrO James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence ClO, BrO
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
Cloud Imaging Probe CIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content

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