TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)NASA ARCDC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
Aerosol Optical PropertiesAERO3XAnthony Strawa (PI)NASA ARCP-3 Orion - WFFOptical particle counterBlack Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)JPLBalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Compact Atmospheric MapperACAMScott Janz (PI)NASA GSFCB200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraNO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Integrated vertical column
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
2 Hz
300-900 nmAir Quality (AQ) 304:520 nm; Ocean Color (OC) 460:900 nm
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb SounderA-SMLSNathaniel Livesey (PI)JPLWB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRCLimb SounderH2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
2000 m
Berkeley Nitrogen Oxides DetectorBNODRonald C. Cohen (PI)UC BerkeleyDC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, HNO3, CH3O3NO2
In situ
Charged-coupled device Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersCAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)NCARDC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Spectrally resolved actinic flux and photolysis frequencies typically calculated for the following species: O3, NO2, NO3, CH2O, HONO, HNO3, N2O5, HNO4, PAN, H2O2, CH3OOH, CH3ONO2, CH3CH2ONO2, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO, CHOCHO, CH3COCHO, 2, 3-Butanedione, Methacrolein, MVK, (CH3)2CO, MEK, Br2, BrO, BrNO, BrNO2, BrONO, BrONO2, BrCl, HOBr, CHBr3, Cl2, ClO, ClNO2, ClONO, ClONO2
In situ
1 Hz
280-650 nm
Chlorine Nitrate InstrumentClONO2David Wilmouth (PI)HarvardER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, ClO, ClONO2, BrO
In situ
Compact Airborne NO2 ExperimentCANOEJason M. St. Clair (PI)NASA GSFCDC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2
In situ
1 Hz
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)NASA HQDC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerHCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Integrated vertical column
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking
10 Hz
6 channels at 2-15 µm
Georgia Tech Laser-Induced FluorescenceGT-LIFDavid Tan (PI)GA TechDC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO, CH2O, NO2
In situ
JPL Mark IV Balloon InterferometerMkIVGeoffrey Toon (PI)JPLBalloon, DC-8 - AFRCInterferometerH2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
mini-DOASmini-DOASJochen Peter Stutz (PI)UCLAGlobal Hawk - AFRCSpectrometerBrO, NO2, O4
Integrated slant column
Limb scanning (angles: +1, 0, -1, -1.5, -2, -2.5, -3, -4, 5, -15)
NCAR NO-NO2NO-NO2Andrew Weinheimer (PI)NCARGulfstream V - NSFChemiluminescenceNO, NO2
In situ
10 Hz
NCAR NOxyO3NOxyO3Andrew Weinheimer (PI)NCARC-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy, O3
In situ
NO and NOy Chemiluminescence InstrumentNO/NOyYutaka Kondo (PI)U TokyoDC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy
In situ
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and OzoneNOyO3Thomas B Ryerson (PI)Scientific AviationDC-8 - AFRCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy, O3
In situ
1 Hz
NOAA NOy InstrumentNOAA NOyPatrick Veres (PI)NOAA ESRLER-2 - AFRC, BalloonChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy
In situ
Particle Into Liquid SamplerPILSRodney Weber (PI)GA TechC-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFIon ChromatographyNa, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
In situ
Reactive NitrogenDavid Fahey (PI)NOAA ESRLER-2 - AFRCNO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARMeloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I)NASA ARCP-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerNO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking (angles: The instrument can be pointed continuously around the full azimuth and over 270 degrees in elevation )
Thermal-Dissociation Laser Induced FluorescenceTD-LIFRonald C. Cohen (PI)UC BerkeleyDC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceNO2, ∑PNs, ∑ANs, HNO3
In situ