TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne Topographic MapperATMWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian - LaRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.2 m (at 0.8 km)
532 nmPulsed at 5 kHz
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
31 channels at 410-700 nm; 63 channels at 680-1270 nm; 63 channels at 1250-1860 nm; 63 channels at 1840-2450 nm9.4 nm bandwidth
Ames Extinction Scattering Optical Property InstrumentAESOPAnthony Strawa (PI)Twin OtterParticle Extinction, Single Scattering Albedo
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption SpectrometerCO2LASGary Spiers (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, Twin OtterSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
Cloud Integrating NephelometerCINHermann Gerber (PI)C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterAsymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
In situ
4-2500 µm
Digital Camera SystemDCSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions SpectrometerHyTESSimon Hook (PI)Twin OtterSpectrometerTemperature
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
3590 m (at 4 km)
7 m (at 4 km)
7.5-12 µm
Ku-band Radar AltimeterCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFFRadarSea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
13-17 GHz
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth SounderMCoRDSCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
20-60 MHz
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRISngRobert O. Green (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
380-2510 nm
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Polarimetric Ku-Band ScatterometerPolSCATSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterRadar, ScatterometerRadar backscatter
Ground
Conical scanning
13.95 GHz
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting LidarSIMPLDavid Harding (PI)Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin OtterLidarSea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Solar Spectral Flux RadiometerSSFRPeter Pilewskie (Co-I)Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter International, NASA P-3RadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
TSI 3563 Integrating NephelometerTSI NephCessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, Twin Otter (DOE)Particle Extinction
In situ
1 Hz
450 nm; 550 nm; 700 nm40 nm bandwidth
Warm Ice Sounding ExplorerWISEYonggyu Gim (PI)DC-3, Twin OtterSounderIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)