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 - 8 of 8.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Charged-coupled device Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers CAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Gulfstream III - LaRC Spectrometer (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
CU Aircraft High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer HR-AMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - NSF, Gulfstream III - LaRC Spectrometer (in situ) Organic Aerosol, NH4, NO3, SO4, NR-Cl, Br-, Iodine, seasalt, MSA, ClO4, pRONO2
High Altitude Lidar Observatory HALO Amin R. Nehrir (PI) DC-8- AFRC, C-130- WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, B200 - LARC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC, G-V-JSC, G-III – LaRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream III - LaRC Lidar water vapor profiles, methane columns and profiles, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter - GRC, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC Spectrometer Temperature
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, B200 - Dynamic Aviation Lidar Vegetation, Vegetation structure, surface topography, ice and sea ice elevations, ocean surface topography
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS-NG Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, Glufstream V - JSC, Gulfstream III - LaRC Spectrometer Imagery
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM David Thompson (PI) Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Radiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA) SP2 Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, GV - NCAR, Gulfstream III - LaRC Photometer Black Carbon, Aerosol
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