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 166.

Titlesort descending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Large Pixel Format CCD Camera Franziska Harms (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britt Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC 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 - JSC 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 - JSC, 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 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence ClO, BrO
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, 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 - JSC 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 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
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 H2O (total)

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