CAMEX-4 Instruments

Aerosonde
Name Acronym Principal Investigator Type Description
Aerosonde Aerosonde Greg Holland Sonde Measures in-situ atmospheric temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and winds from a uninhabited, remotely piloted, aerial vehicle
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Andros Island
Name Acronym Principal Investigator Type Description
Andros Island Sondes Rawinsonde Frank Schmidlin Rawinsonde and Radiosonde Measures the vertical profile of atmospheric temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction
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DC-8 Instruments
Name Acronym Principal Investigator Type Description
2D Particle Spectrometer Probes 2DP Andrew Heymsfield Microphysics Measures cloud and aerosol particle size and shape
2nd Generation Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im Radar Measures rainfall rate, and vertical and horizontal atmospheric velocities
Airborne Coherent Lidar For Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Ed Teets Coherent Doppler Lidar ACLAIM was developed for advanced turbulence detection with applications to supersonic inlet control, mitigation of aircraft gust response and aircrew / passenger warning for improved seatbelt utilization
Cloud Particle Imager Probe CPI Andrew Heymsfield Microphysics Measures cloud and aerosol particle size and shape
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne Radiometer C-STAR Robbie Hood Passive Microwave Radiometer Measures precipitation, surface water and near ocean surface wind speed and direction
Counterflow Virtual Impactor CVI Andrew Heynsfield Microphysics Measures cloud ice and water content
DC-8 Dropsonde D8D Jeffrey B. Halverson Dropsonde Measures the vertical profile of atmospheric temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction as the sonde falls from altitude to ocean surface
High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer HVPS Andy Heymsfield Spectrometer The HVPS measures particle size distributions and obtains particlimages in the size range of about 0.1 cm to 6 cm.
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman Laser Hygrometer Measures water vapor volume and mixing ratio
Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment LASE Ed Browell Differential Absorption Lidar Measures the distribution of water vapor, aerosols and clouds throughout the troposphere
Lightning Instrument Package LIP-DC-8 Richard Blakeslee Electric Field Mills, Conductivity Probe Measures lightning, electric fields and electric field changes
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. P. Bui In Situ Measures barometric pressure, air temperature, and wind vector; aircraft longitude, latitude, and pressure altitude; aircraft pitch, roll, heading, angle of attack, angle of sideslip, eastward velocity, northward velocity, true airspeed, and vertical acceleration.
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP-DC-8 M.J. Mahoney Microwave Radiometer Measures atmospheric temperature
Nevzorov Probe Nevzorov Andy Heymsfield Water vapor probe The Nevzorov probe measures the condensed water content and the total (condensed plus vapor) water content.
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ER-2 Instruments
Name Acronym Principal Investigator Type Description
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Robbie Hood Passive Microwave Radiometer Detects precipitation and surface water by measuring natural microwave emissions from clouds water, cloud ice, rainfall and surface water
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA-O3 Erik C. Richard In-Situ Photometer Measures in-situ ozone directly through ultraviolet light absorption
ER-2 Doppler Radar EDOP Gerry Heymsfield Radar Measures vertical structure of precipitation and air motions
ER-2 High Altitude Dropsonde EHAD Jeffrey B. Halverson Dropsonde Measures the vertical profile of atmospheric temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction as the sonde falls from altitude to ocean surface
High Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Bjorn Lambrigtsen Radiometer Measures vertical atmospheric distribution of temperature and moisture with a passive microwave radiometer
Lightning Instrument Package LIP-ER-2 Richard Blakeslee Electric Field Mills, Conductivity Probe Measures lightning, electric fields and electric field changes
MODIS Airborne Simulator MAS Jeff Myers Scanning Spectrometer The MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) is an airborne scanning spectrometer that acquires high spatial resolution imagery of cloud and surface features from its vantage point on-board a NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft.
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP-ER-2 M.J. Mahoney Microwave Radiometer Measures atmospheric temperature
NOAA Lyman-alpha hygrometer TW Kenneth K. Kelly In-situ hygrometer Directly measures water vapor through sampling
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Keys Area Microphysics Project (KAMP)
Name Acronym Principal Investigator Type Description
CT25K Laser Ceilometer MIPS-Ceilometer Kevin Knupp Ceilometer  
MIPS Electric Field MIll MIPS-EFM Kevin Knupp Field Mill  
MIPS Surface Station MIPS-SFC1 Kevin Knupp Autmatic surface observing station Surface observations of atmospheric conditions
MIPS Surface Station 2 MIPS-SFC2 Kevin Knupp Surface observation station  
MIPS-Sodar MIPS-Sodar Kevin Knupp Sodar  
Microwave Profiling Radiometer MIPS-MPR Kevin Knupp Microwave radiometer  
Mobile Integrated Profiling System 915 MHz Wind Profiler MIPS-915 Kevin Knupp 915 MHz Doppler Profiler, 4 others  
Mobile X-band Polarimetric Weather Radar X-POW Emmanouil N. Anagnostou Doppler scanning radar -9.3 GHz: X-band h/v pol. Measures vertical distribution of radar reflectivity and rainfall rates
NASA Portable S-band Multiparameter Weather Research Radar NPOL Dr. John Gerlach S-band radar Measures vertical distribution of radar reflectivity and rainfall rates
Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching (SMART) Radars SMART Michael Biggerstaff C-band Doppler radar  
  TOGA Dr. John Gerlach    
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