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 26.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Alpha Jet Ozone Instrument Laura Iraci (PI) Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) O3
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, 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
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Nathaniel Livesey (PI) WB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter International Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B-200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Airborne Emission Spectrometer AES Helen Worden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130 Interferometer O3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.
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 Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Balloonsondes (NOAA) Balloonsondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence O3
Langley In Situ Fast-Response Ozone Measurements FASTOZ Melody Avery (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence O3
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, 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
O3 Photometer (NOAA) NOAA O3 Shang Liu (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Photometer O3
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Classic Erik Richard (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Balloon, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3

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