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 26.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Atmo Water Sensor Package UAVAWSP Lance Christensen (PI) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4
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
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Stephen (Steve) Montzka (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRiment PANTHER James W. Elkins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography (CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-Aircraft MOPITT-A James Drummond (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Sounder CO, CH4
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
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
Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment CARAFE Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) C-23 Sherpa - WFF Laser absorption CO2, CH4, H2O concentrations and fluxes
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
ARC Picarro Warren Gore (Co-I) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC CH4, CO2

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