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 160.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 N927NA, Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Miniature Echelle Spectrograph Echelle Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Imagery
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrO ClO/BrO James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, DC-8 - AFRC, Fluorescence ClO, BrO
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Global Hawk - AFRC, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
NCAR Airborne Oxygen Instrument AO2 Britt Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC O2, CO2
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) Probe Nevzorov Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence Instrument NO/NOy Yutaka Kondo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy
NOAA Iodide Ion Time-of-Flight Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer NOAA ToF CIMS J. Andy Neuman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC CIMS HCOOH, ClNO2, N2O5, BrO, Cl2, BrCN, BrCl, C2H4O3S
NOAA Lyman-Alpha Total Water Hygrometer NOAA TW Ken Kelly (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, H2O (total)
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS John Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 N927NA, CN counter Particle size distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRiment PANTHER James W. Elkins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Gas chromatography (CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCAR PAN-CIGAR L. Greg Huey (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CIMS PAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry PALMS Karl Froyd (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol

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