HAIS Instrumentation Availability

HAIS instrument status:

 

Instrument Original Developer  Operator Availability
       
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer (VCSEL) - Measurements of water vapor concentration at a minmum rate of 25 sps over the entire range of the troposphere and lower stratosphere.

Zondlo
(SW Sciences)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV and C-130
       
Small Ice Detector, Version 2 (SID-2H) - A particle light-scattering instrument for measuring size distributions of particles in the 1 to 70 µm size range and for discriminating between ice crystals and supercooled water droplets in mixed phase clouds.

Heymsfield
(NCAR)

NCAR No longer  requestable due to serious data issues
       
HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package (HARP) - Spectrally-resolved actinic flux measurements, spectroradiometric actinic flux and irradiance measurements.

Shetter
(NCAR)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV
       
Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS) - Collection of ambient air samples autonomously for subsequent analysis of trace gas chemical and/or isotopic composition.

Atlas
(U. Miami)

U. Miami Operational, available for request on GV and C-130
       
Autonomous Airborne Ozone Photometer - Quantification of ozone mixing ratios at 1 sps using the method of UV absorbtion.

Rawlins
(PSI, Inc)

NCAR No longer requestable / not operational
       
Microwave Temperature Profiler (MTP) - Measurements of brightness temperature at three frequencies between 55.5 and 58.8 GHz to be used to retrieve a temperature profile about the aircraft's flight altitude.

Mahoney
(JPL/Caltech)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV
       
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) - Measurements of nitric acid, pernitric acid, and sulfur dioxide in standard CIMS negative-ion mode. Measurements of organics such as methanol, acetaldhyde, acetonitrile, and acetone in CIMS positive-ion mode.

Huey
(Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech Operational, available for request on GV and C-130
       
Fast Ozone Instrument - Quantification of ozone mixing ratios at 5 sps using the method of chemiluminescent reaction with nitric oxide.

Campos
(NCAR)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV and C-130
       
High Spectral Resolution Lidar - Calibrated vertical cross sections of cloud and aerosol optical depth, backscatter cross section, and depolarization.

Eloranta
(U. Wisconsin)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV
       
2D-S (Stereo) and Cloud Particle Imager (CPI) - CPI portion to provide 8-bit (gray level) images of particles, and 2D-S portion of probe to provide two different (orthogonal) views of particles.

Lawson
(SPEC, Inc)

NCAR No longer requestable / not operational
       
GPS Multistatic and Occulation Instrument - Measurements of water vapor distribution in the troposphere, ocean surface roughness, and soil moisture.

Garrison
(Purdue)

  No longer requestable / not operational
       
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer (TOGA) - In situ measurements of oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs), non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHSs), and halocarbons.

Apel
(NCAR)

NCAR Operational, available for request on GV and C-130