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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 26.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA) UAS-O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
Rapid Ozone Experiment ROZE Reem A. Hannun (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC O3
Ozonesondes (NOAA) Ozonesondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon O3, Temperature, Pressure
NOAA Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone NOyO3 Thomas B Ryerson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Classic Erik Richard (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Balloon, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
O3 Photometer (NOAA) NOAA O3 Shang Liu (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Photometer O3
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
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
Langley In Situ Fast-Response Ozone Measurements FASTOZ Melody Avery (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence O3
HAIS Fast-O3 Fast-O3 Teresa Campos (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Chemiluminescence O3
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
Balloonsondes (NOAA) Balloonsondes (NOAA) Dale Hurst (PI) Balloon H2O, O3, Temperature, Pressure
Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer ATLAS Max Loewenstein (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CH4, CO, O3
Airborne Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, , O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio


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