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 Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Advanced Whole Air Sampler AWAS Elliot Atlas (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, Halons, Solvents, VSLS, NMHCs, Organic Nitrates, CO, CH4, N2O
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Airborne Chromatograph For Atmospheric Trace Species ACATS James W. Elkins (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Citation Gas chromatography CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CF2ClCFCl2, CH3CCl3, CCl4, Halon-1211, CHCl3, CH4, H2, N2O, SF6
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 Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
ARC Picarro Warren Gore (Co-I) Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC CH4, CO2
Argus Tunable Diode Laser Instrument ARGUS Max Loewenstein (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CH4, N2O
Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment CARAFE Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) C-23 Sherpa - WFF Laser absorption CO2, CH4, H2O concentrations and fluxes
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
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
G2301-f Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
G2301-m Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, H2O
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O
Harvard University Picarro Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer HUPCRS Steven C. Wofsy (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 Spectrometer (in situ) CH4, CO2, CO
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
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-Aircraft MOPITT-A James Drummond (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Sounder CO, CH4
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO

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