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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 - 8 of 8.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Aerosol Optical Properties AERO3X Anthony Strawa (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Optical particle counter Black Carbon, NO2, Particle Scattering, Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Backscattering
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
Differential Absorption Lidar DIAL Johnathan W. Hair (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, O3
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
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
In-Situ Measurements of Aerosol Optical Properties AOP Nicholas L. Wagner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Extinction, Particle Absorption, Asymmetry Parameter, Black Carbon
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar RASL David Whiteman (PI) B200 - LARC Raman spectrometer H2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
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