Special Issue "Atmospheric Measurements with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018
Prof. Dr. Marcelo I. Guzman
This Special Issue of Atmosphere focuses on the development and implementation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their integration with sensors for atmospheric measurements on Earth. Articles that combine chemical, physical and meteorological measurements performed in recent field campaigns will be given priority. This includes the development of platform and autonomous systems in laboratories as well as the environmental deployment and operations of such systems. The operation of sensors and remote imaging for weather sensing is of special interest to this issue. While broad in scope, the manuscripts are expected to report the operation of UAS platforms with onboard systems that provide useful atmospheric data. The vision of this Special Issue is to provide a collection of articles to guide future research and motivate measurements that will increase our understanding of Earth’s complex atmosphere.
Dr. Marcelo I. Guzman
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unmanned aerial vehicles
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Tentative Title: Observations on the Stable Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer over Sea Ice Based on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems -- The Hailuoto Campaign 2017
Authors: Jochen Reuder, Stephan Kral
Type of Paper: Review
Tentative Title: The Utility of Multirotor Drones for Atmospheric Science Research
Authors: Timothy Bertram 1 and Dale Stokes 2
Affiliations: 1 Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison
2 Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Abstract: Commercial quadcopter drones have the unique potential to make high precision measurements of the vertical and horizontal structure of the lower boundary layer (z < 100 m), where research aircraft do not routinely sample (Brady et al. 2016). This platform provides a unique complement to aircraft based analyses, with the specific potential to address topics including: i) constraints for the extrapolation of aircraft based vertical profiles from the surface to the lowest aircraft altitude, ii) assessment of the role that entrainment of nocturnal residual layer air plays in morning oxidant and aerosol production rates, and iii) high resolution measurements of the horizontal variability of atmospheric pollutants. In this review, we highlight recent advances in multirotor drone technology and application of drone technology for measurements of atmospheric composition. We discuss current engineering and legal limitations that have hindered drone usage to date.