TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter ImagerAirMSPIDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: variable between ±75, typical: 70, 60, 45, 26)
11000 m (at 20 km)
55 m (at 20 km)
355 nm; 380 nm; 445 nm; 470 nm; 555 nm; 660 nm; 865 nm; 935 nm
Airborne Multichannel Microwave RadiometerAMMRJames R. Wang (Mgr)Convair 580 NRC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
10-92 GHz
Airborne Submillimeter RadiometerASURHarry Kullmann (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
604.3-662.3 GHz
BroadBand RadiometersBBRAnthony Bucholtz (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
Cloud Absorption RadiometerCARCharles Gatebe (PI)J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Naval Research Lab (NRL) P-3 Orion, C-131A University of WashingtonRadiometerSolar flux, Imagery
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards, Cross-track scanning (angles: 190)
1.67 Hz
340 nm; 381 nm; 472 nm; 682 nm; 870 nm; 1036 nm; 1219 nm; 1273 nm; 1556 nm; 1656 nm; 1737 nm; 2103 nm; 2205 nm; 2302 nm
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux MeasurementCPFMC. Thomas McElroy (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometer, Spectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
300-770 nm
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
50.3 GHz; 52.6 GHz; 89 GHz; 165.5 GHz; 183.3 GHz
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne RadiometerC-STARAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Conical scanning
37 GHz; 85 GHz
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array RadiometerESTARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
HIAPER Airborne Radiation PackageHARPSamuel R. Hall (PI)Gulfstream V - NSFRadiometerActinic Flux, Irradiance
In situ
1 Hz
280-680 nm; 300-2400 nmactinic flux
Hurricane Imaging RadiometerHIRADDaniel Cecil (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Cross-track scanning
22000 m (at 11 km)
1000 m (at 11 km)
4-7 GHz
J(NO2) RadiometerJohn Barrick (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerSolar flux
Millimeter Imaging RadiometerMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
MOPITT Airborne Test RadiometerMATRJohn Gille (Prev PI)CitationRadiometerCO, CH4
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
4.6 µm; 2.27 µmTIR CO band
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning, Limb scanning
10.7 GHz; 18.7 GHz; 37 GHz; 89 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X BandPSR/CXAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
Cross-track scanning
5.8-6.2 GHz; 6.3-6.7 GHz; 6.75-7.1 GHz; 7.15-7.5 GHz; 4 channels at 10.6-10.8 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original ScanheadPSR/AAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 nm; 18.7 nm; 37 nm
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation RadiometerPM-GFCRGlen Sachse (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerC2H6
In situ
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - ActiveRadSTAR-APeter Hillebrand (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Radiometric Measurement SystemRAMSFrancisco Valero (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
In situ
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel RadiometerPHOTDick Spalding (PI)DC-8 - AFRCPhotometer, RadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
380-600 nm; 600-900 nm
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPSRadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer2D-STARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall RadiometerLRR-XEric Smith (PI)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerParticle size distribution, Rain Rate
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz