Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Observing the Earth System

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Primary Convener:  Gijs de Boer, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-conveners:  John J Cassano, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and John F Burkhart, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

8:00 AM
Observations of the Summertime Boundary Layer over the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica Using SUMO UAVs
Melissa A Nigro, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, John J Cassano, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, Ben Jolly, University of Canterbury, Physics and Astronomy, Christchurch, New Zealand and Adrian McDonald, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
8:15 AM
NOAA Utilization of the Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft for Atmospheric Research and Forecast Improvement
Gary A Wick, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States, Robbie E Hood, NOAA UAS Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Michael L Black, NOAA Miami, Miami, FL, United States, J. Ryan Spackman, Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO, United States, F Martin Ralph, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Janet M Intrieri, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Terrence F Hock, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Paul J Neiman, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States
8:30 AM
UAS-Based Radar Sounding of Ice
Richard D Hale1, Shawn Keshmiri1, Carl Leuschen2, Mark Ewing1, Jie-Bang Yan1, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales1 and Sivaprasad Gogineni2, (1)Center For Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, Lawrence, KS, United States, (2)University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States
8:45 AM
Recent Advances in the Tempest UAS for In-Situ Measurements in Highly-Dynamic Environments
Brian M. Argrow1, Eric Frew1, Adam L Houston2 and Christopher Weiss3, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States, (3)Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States
9:00 AM
Greenhouse Gas Sensing Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems – Field Experiment Results and Future Directions
Andrew D Aubrey, Lance E Christensen, Roland Brockers and David R Thompson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
9:15 AM
Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems to Advance Hydrological Models in Coastal Watersheds
Robert Moorhead1, Lee Hathcock1, John J Coffey2, Robbie E Hood3, Suzanne van Cooten4, Kevin Choate5, Hunter Rawson1 and Ashley Kosturock1, (1)Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (2)NOAA, Washington, DC, United States, (3)NOAA UAS Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (4)NOAA/NWS River Forecasting Center, Slidell, LA, United States, (5)Altavian, Gainesville, FL, United States
9:30 AM
Modeling Stratigraphic Architecture of Deep-water Deposits Using a Small Unmanned Aircraft: Neogene Thin-bedded Turbidites, East Coast Basin, New Zealand
Nora Nieminski, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Stephan A Graham, Stanford University, Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
9:45 AM
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in coastal areas: lessons learned from applications in Liguria, NW Mediterranean.
Elisa Casella1,2, Alessio Rovere3,4, Andrea Pedroncini5, Luigi Mucerino1, Marco Casella2, Luis Alberto Cusati5, Matteo Vacchi6, Marco Ferrari1 and Marco Firpo1, (1)University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, (2)SEAMap srl, Borghetto S.S., Italy, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)MARUM - University of Bremen, ZMT, tropical Marine Ecology center, Bremen, Germany, (5)DHI Italia, GENOA, Italy, (6)CEREGE, Arenzano (Ge), Italy
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