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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 20.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Aerosol Lidar William Grant (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper Experiment ALTM Steve Young (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Topography
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC Lidar Topography
Broadband CO2 Lidar - 1.5 micron version Nader Abuhassan (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar CO2
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 - JSC Lidar Aerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
High Spectral Resolution Lidar HSRL Chris Hostetler (PI) B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2 HSRL2 Chris Hostetler (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Vegetation, Topography
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Modular Aerial Sensing System MASS Luc Lenain (PI) Twin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSC Lidar Ocean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature
Multi-functional Fiber Laser Lidar MFLL Jeremy Dobler (PI) B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Altitude
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar SIMPL David Harding (PI) Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Lidar Sea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Thickness from Offbeam Returns THOR Bob Cahalan (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Cloud Thickness
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology Experiment TWiLiTE Bruce Gentry (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Wind
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