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Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2897-2910, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2897-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2897-2910, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2897-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 May 2018

Research article | 17 May 2018

Vertical profiles of aerosol mass concentration derived by unmanned airborne in situ and remote sensing instruments during dust events

Dimitra Mamali et al.
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The paper's scope is to evaluate the performance of in situ atmospheric aerosol instrumentation on board unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the performance of algorithms used to calculate the aerosol mass from remote sensing instruments by comparing the two independent techniques to each other. Our results indicate that UAV-based aerosol measurements (using specific in situ and remote sensing instrumentation) can provide reliable ways to determine the aerosol mass throughout the atmosphere.
The paper's scope is to evaluate the performance of in situ atmospheric aerosol instrumentation...
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