TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking SunphotometerAATS-14Philip B. Russell (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter InternationalPhotometerAerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Integrated vertical column
Solar tracking
353.5 nm; 380 nm; 452.6 nm; 499.4 nm; 519.4 nm; 605.8 nm; 675.1 nm; 779.1 nm; 864.5 nm; 940.6 nm; 1019.1 nm; 1241.3 nm; 1558.5 nm; 2139.3 nm
2 Channel Selected Ion Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerSI/CIMS-2Fred Eisele (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSOH, H2SO4, CH4SO3, DMSO, NH3, Aerosol
In situ
2D-S Stereo Probe2DSPaul Lawson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFParticle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
In situ
Accumulation RadarCarl Leuschen (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Thickness, Ice Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
600-900 MHzwhen operated from aircraft
Advanced Microwave Precipitation RadiometerAMPRAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 GHz; 19.35 GHz; 37.1 GHz; 85.5 GHz
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling SystemAVAPSGary Wick (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondePressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Vertical profile
Aerosol Optical PropertiesAERO3XAnthony Strawa (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFOptical particle counterBlack Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 675 nm
Airborne Cloud RadarACRSteven J Dinardo (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE)RadarRadar Reflectivity
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
150 m
94.905 GHz; 94.915 GHz; 94.925 GHz; 94.935 GHz
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging RadiometerAESMIREdward Kim (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerImagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning
6-100 GHz
Airborne Emission SpectrometerAESHelen Worden (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130InterferometerO3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.4.5-13 µm
Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth ProbeAXCTDDan S. Jacob (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondeOcean Salinity, Temperature
In situ
Airborne Multichannel Microwave RadiometerAMMRJames R. Wang (Mgr)Convair 580 NRC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
10-92 GHz
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-2Simone Tanelli (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHzKu band
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-3Simone Tanelli (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, P-3RadarRadar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
0.2 Hz
120 m
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHz; 94 GHzKu band
Airborne Topographic MapperATMWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRCLidarTopography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
0.2 m (at 0.8 km)
532 nmPulsed at 5 kHz
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's TroposphereAVOCETJoshua P. DiGangi (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
5 Hz
Axial Cyclone Cloud-water CollectorAC3Ewan Crosbie (Co-I)C-130 - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRCIon ChromatographyAqueous concentrations of bulk cloud-water species (e.g., Sulfate, Nitrate, sodium, Ca+2, TOC, pH)
In situ
BroadBand RadiometersBBRAnthony Bucholtz (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
10 Hz
Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Airborne in Situ TracersCOASTMelody Avery (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Carbon Monoxide By Attenuation of Laser TransmissionCOBALTJames Podolske (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO
In situ
CCD Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersCAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Actinic Flux
In situ
280-650 nm
Cloud Absorption RadiometerCARCharles Gatebe (PI)J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Naval Research Lab (NRL) P-3 Orion, C-131A University of WashingtonRadiometerSolar flux, Imagery
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards, Cross-track scanning (angles: 190)
1.67 Hz
340 nm; 381 nm; 472 nm; 682 nm; 870 nm; 1036 nm; 1219 nm; 1273 nm; 1556 nm; 1656 nm; 1737 nm; 2103 nm; 2205 nm; 2302 nm
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCParticle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Droplet ProbeCDPDavid Rogers (PI)Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCParticle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
1 Hz
2-50 µmwater droplets, ice crystals
Coherent Radar Depth SounderCARDSPrasad Gogineni (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSounder, RadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
COMACOMAJames Podolske (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorptionCO, CO2, H2O
In situ
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN CounterCFSTGCRichard Moore (PI)Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130H - WFFCN counterCCN
In situ
1 Hz
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse RadarD2PKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarAltitude
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption SpectrometerDFGASAlan Fried (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)CH2O
In situ
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide MeasurementDACOMGlenn S. Diskin (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
In situ
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer ProbeDASH-SPArmin Sorooshian (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFDifferential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol
In situ
532 nm
Digital Mapping SystemDMSJeffrey Myers (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSFCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Diode Laser HygrometerDLHGlenn S. Diskin (PI)B-200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorptionH2O
In situ
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array RadiometerESTARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Flight ModemAlex Coleman (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness RadarFMCWCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarSnow Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2-8 GHz
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot SpectrometerGIFSSam Yee (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerCloud Thickness
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Global Ice-sheet Mapping OrbiterGISMOKen Jezek (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterferometer, RadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
GPS Flight Management SystemGPFMSWilliam Krabill (Prev PI)P-3 Orion - WFFNavigation recorderAircraft position
GPS Remote Sensing InstrumentGPSRSMichael Grant (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFSoil Moisture
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, CCN, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
HawkeyeHawkeyePaul Lawson (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFParticle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
10 µm; 50 µm2D-S channel 1
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2HSRL2Chris Hostetler (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarAerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards)
0.1 Hz
15 m
355 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
High Volume Precipitation SpectrometerHVPSPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFParticle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle size distribution
In situ
Ku-band Radar AltimeterCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, C-130H - WFFRadarSea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
13-17 GHz
L-Band Interference Surveyor/AnalyzerLISAJoel Johnson (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFInterference
In situ
1200-1700 MHz
Land, Vegetation and Ice SensorLVISJ. Bryan Blair (PI)B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarVegetation, Topography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1000 m (at 10 km)
25 m (at 10 km)
Langley Aerosol Mass SpectrometerLangley HR-ToF-AMSLuke D. Ziemba (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130 - WFFSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
In situ
1 Hz
Langley Aerosol Research Group ExperimentLARGE-classicLuke D. Ziemba (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRCCN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counterAerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
In situ
1 Hz
405 nm; 530 nm; 700 nm
Langley Cloud ProbesLangley In-situ CloudRichard Moore (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRCParticle imagerCloud Droplet Number and Size Distributions, Cloud Droplet Effective Radius and Variance, Precipitation Particle Number and Size Distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content, Cloud Ice Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Langley Single Particle Soot PhotometerLangley SP2Luke D. Ziemba (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFFLaser absorptionBlack carbon mass concentrations
In situ
1 Hz
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol SensorLangley WIBSLuke D. Ziemba (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFFFluorescenceBiological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
In situ
1 Hz
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing ExperimentLASESyed Ismail (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFLidarH2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
5 Hz
815-815 nm
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS)MGRSValery Zavorotny (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging RadiometerMAPIRChip Laymon (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFMicrowave RadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Other vertical scanning
2 channels at 1400-1427 MHz; 2 channels at 1350-1450 MHz
MicrospectrometerJim Jungel (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Millimeter Imaging RadiometerMIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerBrightness Temperature
In situ
89 GHz; 150 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 183.3 GHz; 220 GHz
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)
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser AltimeterMMLAPhil Dabney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFCamera, PhotometerTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth SounderMCoRDSCarl Leuschen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRCRadarIce Sheet Thickness
Ground
Cross-track scanning
20-60 MHz
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) ProbeNevzorovAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
In situ
PAN CIMS Instrument by Georgia Tech and NCARPAN-CIGARL. Greg Huey (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCIMSPAN, PPN, PiBN, PnBN, PBzN, MoPAN, APAN, MPAN
In situ
Particle Into Liquid SamplerPILSRodney Weber (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFIon ChromatographyNa, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
In situ
Passive Active L- and S-band SensorPALSSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRCRadar, Scatterometer, RadiometerRadar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Ground
Cross-track scanning
1.26 GHz; 1.413 GHzscatterometer
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice SounderPARISKeith Raney (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadarTopography
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Polarimetric Ku-Band ScatterometerPolSCATSteven J Dinardo (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRCRadar, ScatterometerRadar backscatter
Ground
Conical scanning
13.95 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning RadiometerPSRAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning, Conical scanning, Limb scanning
10.7 GHz; 18.7 GHz; 37 GHz; 89 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X BandPSR/CXAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Ground
Cross-track scanning
5.8-6.2 GHz; 6.3-6.7 GHz; 6.75-7.1 GHz; 7.15-7.5 GHz; 4 channels at 10.6-10.8 GHz
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original ScanheadPSR/AAl Gasiewski (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerBrightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
10.7 nm; 18.7 nm; 37 nm
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation RadiometerPM-GFCRGlen Sachse (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerC2H6
In situ
Quadropole Mass SpectrometerQMSAlan Brandy (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - ActiveRadSTAR-APeter Hillebrand (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Research Environment for Vehicle-Embedded Analysis on LinuxREVEALLawrence C. Freudinger (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
In situ
Research Scanning PolarimeterRSPBrian Cairns (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFPolarimeterImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards (angles: 0, 45, 90, 135)
410 nm; 470 nm; 550 nm; 670 nm; 865 nm; 960 nm; 1590 nm; 1880 nm; 2250 nm
Rosemount Icing DetectorRICEAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
Sea Surface Wind SpeedGPS-R WindsJim Garrison (PI)B-200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFFSounderWind
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting LidarSIMPLDavid Harding (PI)Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRCLidarSea 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, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPSRadiometerSolar flux, Irradiance
Other
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
1 Hz
300-1000 nm; 950-2150 nm
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research4STARMeloe S. Kacenelenbogen (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRCSpectrometerNO2, 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
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Upwards pointing but not directly upwards, Solar tracking (angles: The instrument can be pointed continuously around the full azimuth and over 270 degrees in elevation )
801 channels at 354.1-998.4 nm; 447 channels at 998.4-1650.1 nm
Thickness from Offbeam ReturnsTHORBob Cahalan (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFLidarCloud Thickness
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
TSI 3563 Integrating NephelometerTSI NephCessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, Twin Otter (DOE)Particle Extinction
In situ
1 Hz
450 nm; 550 nm; 700 nm40 nm bandwidth
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement SystemTAMMSLee Thornhill (PI)P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRCNavigation recorderAircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
In situ
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer2D-STARDavid Levine (PI)P-3 Orion - WFFRadiometerSoil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Whole Air SamplerWAS (UCI)Donald R. Blake (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
In situ