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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 41 - 60 of 89.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness Radar FMCW Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot Spectrometer GIFS Sam Yee (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Cloud Thickness
Global Ice-sheet Mapping Orbiter GISMO Ken Jezek (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interferometer, Radar Topography
GPS Flight Management System GPFMS William Krabill (Prev PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Sea Surface Wind Speed GPS-R Winds Jim Garrison (PI) B200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFF Sounder Wind
GPS Remote Sensing Instrument GPSRS Michael Grant (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Soil Moisture
High Altitude Lidar Observatory HALO Amin R. Nehrir (PI) DC-8- AFRC, C-130- WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, B200 - LARC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC, G-V-JSC, G-III – LaRC, DC-8 - AFRC Lidar water vapor profiles, methane columns and profiles, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
Hawkeye Hawkeye Paul Lawson (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager Particle size distribution
Hawaii Group for Environmental Aerosol Research HIGEAR Antony Clarke (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF CN counter, Differential mobility, Laser absorption, Optical particle counter, Photometer, Spectrometer Particle Absorption, CCN, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Size Distribution, Black Carbon
High Spectral Resolution Lidar HSRL Chris Hostetler (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2 HSRL2 Chris Hostetler (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, B200 - LARC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC, G-V-JSC Lidar Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle size distribution
Langley Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Langley HR-ToF-AMS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130H - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
Langley Cloud Probes Langley In-situ Cloud Richard Moore (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Particle imager Cloud 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
Langley Single Particle Soot Photometer Langley SP2 Luke D. Ziemba (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Laser absorption Black carbon mass concentrations
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE-classic Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Amin R. Nehrir (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
L-Band Interference Surveyor/Analyzer LISA Joel Johnson (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interference
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, B200 - Dynamic Aviation Lidar Vegetation, Vegetation structure, surface topography, ice and sea ice elevations, ocean surface topography

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