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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.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, C-130H - WFF Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
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
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 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 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
GPS Remote Sensing Instrument GPSRS Michael Grant (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Soil Moisture
GPS Flight Management System GPFMS William Krabill (Prev PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Global Ice-sheet Mapping Orbiter GISMO Ken Jezek (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interferometer, Radar Topography
Geostationary Imaging Fabry-Perot Spectrometer GIFS Sam Yee (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Cloud Thickness
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness Radar FMCW Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness
Flight Modem Alex Coleman (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Fast Cloud Droplet Probe FCDP Sarah Woods (PI) WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Global Hawk - AFRC, Learjet SPEC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Optical particle counter Cloud Particle Number and Size Distributions
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer ESTAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, Sherpa - WFF, HU25 Falcon - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Laser absorption H2O
Digital Mapping System DMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Camera Imagery
Differential Aerosol Sizing and Hygroscopicity Spectrometer Probe DASH-SP Armin Sorooshian (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Differential mobility, Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol
Differential Absorption Carbon monOxide Measurement DACOM Glenn S. Diskin (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) N2O, CO, CH4, CO2
Difference Frequency Generation Absorption Spectrometer DFGAS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) CH2O

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