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 168.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Fabry-Perot Interferometer FPI Jay R. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer O2, CO2
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler radar backscatter
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, Sherpa - WFF, HU25 Falcon - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Laser absorption H2O
Digital Mapping System DMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Camera Imagery
Digital Camera System DCS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
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 Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, 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
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption Spectrometer DFGAS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O
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
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer EESI-TOFMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) C6H10O5, C6H5NO4
Cryogenic Hygrometer CRYO John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC H2O
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Cynthia Twohy (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cooled CCD Slit-less Spectrograph ASTRO Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature

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