TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIAS-IILance Christensen (PI)BalloonSpectrometerN2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
1 Hz
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometerAirMISRDave Diner (PI)ER-2 - AFRCCamera, SpectrometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 70.5, 60, 45.6, 26.1)
11000 m (at 20 km)
27.5 m (at 20 km)
446 nm; 558 nm; 672 nm; 866 nm
Airborne Ocean Color ImagerAOCIJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
50 m (at 19.8 km)
0.436-0.455 µm; 0.481-0.501 µm; 0.511-0.531 µm; 0.554-0.575 µm; 0.61-0.631 µm; 0.655-0.676 µm; 0.741-0.8 µm; 0.831-0.897 µm; 0.989-1.054 µm; 8.423-12.279 µm
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
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit SpectrographAIM-ITGeorge Varros (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Autonomous Modular SensorAMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)Altair, B200 - LARC, Caravan, ER-2 - AFRC, Ikhana, DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
12 channels at 0.42-11.26 µm4 different configurations (see website for details).
CU Aircraft Extractive Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass SpectrometerEESI-TOFMSJose-Luis Jimenez (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometer
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne SpectrometerDIASSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerAerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Integrated slant column
Solar tracking
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36000 m (at 19.8 km)
50 m (at 19.8 km)
38 channels at 0.4649-14.18 µm
Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerFTIRMichael Coffey (PI)DC-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
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol ResearchHIGEARAntony Clarke (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, SpectrometerParticle Absorption, Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HyMapHyMapTerry Cocks (PI)Cessna 402B, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.45-0.89 µm; 0.89-1.35 µm; 1.4-1.8 µm; 1.95-2.48 µmVIS module
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
Leonardo Airborne SimulatorLASSi-Chee Tsay (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
mini-DOASmini-DOASJochen Peter Stutz (PI)Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometerBrO, NO2, O4
Integrated slant column
Limb scanning (angles: +1, 0, -1, -1.5, -2, -2.5, -3, -4, 5, -15)
MODIS Airborne SimulatorMASJeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36 m (at 20 km)
50 m (at 20 km)
464.9 nm; 549.4 nm; 655 nm; 702.4 nm; 743.1 nm
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
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
Portable Remote Imaging SpectrometerPRISMZakos Mouroulis (PI)SpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
350-1050 nm; 1240-1240 nm; 1610-1610 nm
Precipitation Imaging ProbePIPAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRCParticle imager, SpectrometerParticle size distribution
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and DevelopmentPICARDSteve Platnick (PI)ER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARPhilip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerAerosol Optical Depth, H2O
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Solar tracking, Other vertical scanning