TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
2D-S Stereo Probe2DSPaul Lawson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
In situ
Advanced Whole Air SamplerAWASElliot Atlas (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingCFCl3, CF2ClCFCl2, Halon-1211, NMHCs, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Airborne Compact Atmospheric MapperACAMScott Janz (PI)B200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraNO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Integrated vertical column
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
2 Hz
300-900 nmAir Quality (AQ) 304:520 nm; Ocean Color (OC) 460:900 nm
Airborne Laser Isotope SpectrometerALISLance Christensen (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
In situ
1 Hz
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb SounderA-SMLSPaul Stek (PI)WB-57 - JSCLimb SounderH2O, O3, CO, HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
2000 m
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
Aircraft Laser Infrared Absorption SpectrometerALIASLance Christensen (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)N2O, H2O isotopes, H2O, CO, CH4, CO2 isotopes, HCl
In situ
1 Hz
Applanix POS SystemPOS AVJeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, Caravan, Cessna 402B, DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, WB-57 - JSCNavigation recorderAircraft position
Argus Tunable Diode Laser InstrumentARGUSMax Loewenstein (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
3.3 µm; 4.7 µmCH4
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
Chemical Ionization Mass SpectrometerNOAA CIMSThomas B Ryerson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCIMSH2O, HNO3, HCl
In situ
Closed-path Laser HygrometerCLHLinnea Avallone (PI)NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCH2O (total)
In situ
8 Hz
Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Temperature, Pressure, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
1 Hz
Cloud Droplet ProbeCDPDavid Rogers (PI)NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC, P3Particle imagerParticle size distribution, Particle concentration
In situ
1 Hz
2-50 µmwater droplets, ice crystals
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
Cloud Particle ImagerCPIPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCParticle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
Cloud Physics LidarCPLMatthew McGill (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarAerosol, Optical Depth, Particle size distribution
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
30 m
335 nm; 532 nm; 1064 nm
Cloud Radar SystemCRSGerald Heymsfield (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
94 GHz
Cloud Spectrometer and ImpactorCSIAndrew Heymsfield (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCounterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ)Cloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
In situ
Cloud, Aerosol, and Precipitation SpectrometerCAPS - WB57Darrel Baumgardner (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Aerosol, Particle size distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content
In situ
0.5-1550 µm
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux MeasurementCPFMC. Thomas McElroy (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometer, Spectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
300-770 nm
Condensation Nuclei CounterCNCJames Wilson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCCN counterCloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
Conical Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging RadiometerCoSSIRJames R. Wang (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerIce Water Path, Brightness Temperature
Ground
Conical scanning
1400 m (at 20 km)
183.3 GHz; 325 GHz; 448 GHz; 642 GHz; 874 GHz3 channels (±1 GHz, ±3 GHz, ±7 GHz)
Cosmic Dust CollectorsCDCMichael Zolensky (PI)WB-57 - JSCCosmic Dust
Counterflow Virtual ImpactorCVICynthia Twohy (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCounterflow virtual impactorCondensed water content
In situ
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
Diode Laser HygrometerDLHGlenn S. Diskin (PI)B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, NASA P-3Laser absorptionH2O
In situ
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone PhotometerNOAA O3Erik Richard (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, BalloonPhotometerO3
In situ
Fast In-situ Stratospheric HygrometerFISHCornelius Schiller (PI)WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
Focused Cavity Aerosol SpectrometerFCASJames Wilson (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
Forward Scattering Spectrometer ProbeFSSPPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counterParticle size distribution
In situ
450 nm; 530 nm; 550 nm; 700 nmaerosol scattering and backscattering coefficients
Frost Point (NOAA)FPAndrew Rollins (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCH2O
In situ
Harvard Halogen InstrumentHALJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceBrO, ClO
In situ
Harvard Harriot HygrometerHHHJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
Harvard Hydroxyl ExperimentHOxJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescence, Laser absorptionOH, HO2
In situ
Harvard Integrated Cavity Output SpectroscopyICOSJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSCLaser absorptionH2O
In situ
Harvard Lyman-α Photofragment Fluorescence HygrometerHWVJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCFluorescenceH2O
In situ
Harvard Total WaterHTWJames Anderson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCFluorescenceH2O (total)
In situ
High Volume Precipitation SpectrometerHVPSPaul Lawson (PI)Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, P3Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle size distribution
In situ
High-Sensitivity Fast-Response CO2 AnalyzerHarvard CO2Steven C. Wofsy (PI)Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatographyCO2
In situ
Hurricane Imaging RadiometerHIRADDaniel Cecil (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerWind Speed, Rain Rate
Ground
Cross-track scanning
22000 m (at 11 km)
1000 m (at 11 km)
4-7 GHz
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
Isotope Ratio Infrared SpectrometerIRISHans-Jürg Jost (PI)M-55, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)H2O isotopes
In situ
JPL Laser HygrometerJLHRobert L. Herman (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)H2O
In situ
1 Hz
Leica RC-30 metric cameraRC-30Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)B200 - LARC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Meteorological Measurement SystemMMST. Paul Bui (PI)Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
In situ
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption SpectrometerNOAA CH4Erik Richard (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)CH4
In situ
Microwave Temperature ProfilerMTPRichard Denning (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCMicrowave RadiometerTemperature
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
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-sample Aerosol Collection SystemMACSJames Wilson (PI)WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRCCounterflow virtual impactorParticle size distribution
In situ
Multiple Axis Resonance Fluorescence Chemical Conversion Detector for ClO and BrOClO/BrOJames Anderson (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCFluorescenceClO, BrO
In situ
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer ProbeMASPDarrel Baumgardner (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRCSpectrometer (in situ)Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
In situ
NCAR NOxyO3NOxyO3Andrew Weinheimer (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCChemiluminescenceNO, NO2, NOy, O3
In situ
Nevzorov Liquid Water Content (LWC) and Total Water Content (TWC) ProbeNevzorovAndrew Heymsfield (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFFCloud Liquid Water Content, Total Cloud Liquid
In situ
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
NOAA Lyman-Alpha Total Water HygrometerNOAA TWKen Kelly (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCH2O (total)
In situ
NOAA Pressure and TemperatureNOAA PTTom Thompson (PI)WB-57 - JSCTemperature, Pressure
In situ
NOAA WaterNWTroy Thornberry (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCIMS, Laser absorptionH2O, H2O (total)
In situ
1 Hz
2.7 µmDFB laser to scan 2 H2O lines and CO2 line for additional diagnostic
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 DetectorNIRADDarin Toohey (PI)WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)CO2
In situ
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - InterferometerNAST-IAnna Noe (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
3.5-16 µm
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - MicrowaveNAST-MR. Vincent Leslie (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size SpectrometerNMASSJohn Michael Reeves (Prev PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCCN counterParticle size distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
In situ
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA)UAS-O3Troy Thornberry (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
2 Hz
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA)O3 Classic (NOAA)Shang Liu (PI)ER-2 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerO3
In situ
PAN and Trace Hydrohalocarbon ExpeRimentPANTHERJames W. Elkins (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography(CH3)2CO, PAN, H2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, Halon-1211
In situ
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass SpectrometryPALMSKarl Froyd (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Particle Composition, Aerosol
In situ
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
Quantum Cascade Laser SystemQCLSBruce Daube (PI)WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRCLaser absorptionCO2, CO, CH4, N2O
In situ
Radiometric Measurement SystemRAMSFrancisco Valero (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerSolar flux
In situ
RC-10 Mapping CamerasRC-10Jeffrey Myers (Mgr)ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
30000 m (at 19.8 km)
8 m (at 19.8 km)
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
Scanning Actinic Flux SpectroradiometersSAFSSamuel R. Hall (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometer (in situ)Solar flux
In situ
280-420 nm
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer SounderS-HISHank Revercomb (Co-I)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, H2O
Ground
Cross-track scanning
40000 m (at 20 km)
2000 m (at 20 km)
3.3-18 µm
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA)SP2Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCPhotometerBlack Carbon, Scattering Aerosols
In situ
Small Ice DetectorSIDAndrew Heymsfield (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCParticle imagerParticle size distribution
In situ
SPP-100SPPPaul Lawson (PI)WB-57 - JSCOptical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ)Particle concentration
In situ
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft PlatformsTOTCAPLinnea Avallone (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLaser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ)O3, H2O, CO2
In situ
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology ExperimentTWiLiTEBruce Gentry (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarWind
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace SpeciesUCATSJames W. Elkins (PI)Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSCGas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), PhotometerN2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
In situ
Unmanned Aerial System Laser HygrometerULHRobert L. Herman (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCH2O
In situ
1 Hz
Video Ice Particle SamplerVIPSAndrew Heymsfield (PI)WB-57 - JSCParticle imagerParticle Composition
In situ
WB-57 Ascent Video ExperimentWAVEMarty Ross (PI)WB-57 - JSCCameraImagery
Other
Upwards pointing but not directly upwards
Whole Air SamplerWAS (NCAR)Elliot Atlas (PI)C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWhole Air SamplingNMHCs, Halocarbons
In situ