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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 91.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Ocean Color Imager AOCI Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 N927NA Spectrometer Imagery
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Autonomous Modular Sensor AMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) Altair, B-200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
BroadBand Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 N927NA, , Radiometer Solar flux
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Chlorine Nitrate Instrument ClONO2 James Anderson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Fluorescence NO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer CAPS Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP David Rogers (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 N927NA, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration
Cloud Lidar System CLS James Spinhirne (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Lidar Cloud Thickness
Cloud Physics Lidar CPL Matthew McGill (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux Measurement CPFM C. Thomas McElroy (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, Radiometer, Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC James Wilson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 N927NA, DC-8 - AFRC, CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei

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