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 21 - 40 of 54.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer Probe DASH-SP Armin Sorooshian (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, NASA P-3 Differential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Hygroscopicity
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
Gas and Aerosol Measurement Sensor/Langley Airborne A-Band Spectrometer GAMS/LAABS Michael Pitts (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Solar Occultation, Spectrometer (in situ) Optical Depth
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
High Frame Rate Slit-less Spectrograph HFRS Geoff McHarg (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3 Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle size distribution
In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Microphysical Properties AMP Charles Brock (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Dry aerosol particle size distribution, Cloud droplet size distribution, Dust size distribution, Precipitation Size, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In-Situ Measurements of Aerosol Optical Properties AOP Nicholas L. Wagner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Black Carbon
Intensified High Definition TV Near-UV Spectrograph NUV Shinsuke Abe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer IRIS Hans-Jürg Jost (PI) M-55, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O isotopes
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4
Miniature Echelle Spectrograph Echelle Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
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
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2

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