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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 25.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Water-Based Condensation Nucleus Counter WCN David Rogers (PI) NSF G-V CN counter Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Temperature, Pressure
Vacuum UV Resonance Fluorescence CO Instrument VUV-CO Teresa Campos (PI) NSF G-V Fluorescence CO
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer VCSEL Mark A. Zondlo (PI) NSF G-V H2O
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs
G-V Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer SMPS James Smith (PI) NSF G-V Differential mobility Aerosol Size Distribution
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) NSF G-V Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Peroxide Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer PCIMS Daniel O'Sullivan (PI) NSF G-V CIMS H2O2, CH3OOH
O3 Photometer Classic (NOAA) O3 Classic (NOAA) Shang Liu (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
NCAR NO-NO2 NO-NO2 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence NO, NO2
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS John Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC CN counter Particle size distribution, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package HARP Samuel R. Hall (PI) NSF G-V Radiometer Actinic Flux, Irradiance
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer GT-CIMS L. Greg Huey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V CIMS HNO3, SO2, HNO4, HCl, Br2, BrO, PAN
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) NSF G-V Chemiluminescence O3
Digital Mapping System DMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Falcon, NSF G-V Camera Imagery
Closed-path Laser Hygrometer 2 CLH2 Linnea Avallone (PI) NSF G-V Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O (total)

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