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Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1845–1857, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1845-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1845–1857, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1845-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Apr 2016

Research article | 28 Apr 2016

The Pilatus unmanned aircraft system for lower atmospheric research

Gijs de Boer et al.
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This paper provides an overview of a recently developed unmanned aerial system (UAS) for study of the lower atmosphere. This platform, the University of Colorado Pilatus UAS, is capable of providing measurements of atmospheric thermodynamics (temperature, pressure, humidity), atmospheric aerosol size distributions, and broadband radiation. These quantities are critical for understanding a variety of atmospheric processes relevant for characterization of the surface energy budget.
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