A109:
Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Atmospheric Science





Session ID#: 23340

Session Description:
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are significantly expanding observational perspectives in atmospheric science. With rapid growth in the variety of both platform and UAS applications, the opportunity for these platforms to provide high-quality atmospheric measurements continues to expand.  Evidence of this momentum are provided by the large number of recent community workshops held by various agencies supporting atmospheric science (NOAA, NASA, DOE, NSF/NCAR) and the continued growth of the international society supporting such research (ISARRA).  The measurements provided by these platforms are essential for contributing scientifically significant datasets to address fundamental research questions in meteorology, enhancing the operational observational network, and informing weather and climate models. This session will provide a forum for presenting up-to-date results on UAS-based research along these lines.  Specific topics of interest include updates on recent campaigns, instrumentation and facilities and modeling efforts that integrate UAS-based measurements or evaluate their effectiveness.
Primary Convener:  Fan Mei, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Conveners:  Gijs de Boer, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Greg M McFarquhar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States and Beat Schmid, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0321 Cloud/radiation interaction [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0350 Pressure, density, and temperature [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0394 Instruments and techniques [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David G Schmale III, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Susan Schoenung1, Matthew M Fladeland2, Frank W Cutler3 and Sally A Cahill2, (1)Longitude 122 West Inc., Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, United States
Anthony Finn, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Chang Cao, NUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Yale-NUIST Center on Atmospheric Environment, Nanjing, China, Xuhui Lee, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States and Jiaping Xu, NUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Bruce Baker1, Temple Lee2, Michael Buban2 and Edward J Dumas3, (1)NOAA Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Oak Ridge Associated Universities Inc., Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)NOAA/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Fred Helsel1, Mark Ivey2, Joe Hardesty3, Erika Louise Roesler1 and Darielle Dexheimer3, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)Sandia National Laboratories, Org 6913, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Jamey Jacob, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Aerospace Engineering, Stillwater, OK, United States, Phillip Bruce Chilson, University of Oklahoma, Meteorology, Norman, OK, United States, Adam L Houston, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States and Suzanne Smith, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
Fan Mei1, Darielle Dexheimer2, John M Hubbe1, Gijs deBoer3, Beat Schmid1, Mark Ivey4, Casey Longbottom5 and Peter Carroll1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Org 6913, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (5)Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Fangjie Yu1,2, Yang Zhao3, Ge Chen4, Yunfei Liu1 and Yong Han1, (1)Ocean University of China, College of Information Science and Engineering, Qingdao, China, (2)Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Qingdao, China, (3)Ocean University of China, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication, Qingdao, China, (4)Ocean University of China, College of Information Science and Engineering, Qingdao Collaborative Innovation Center of Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Beat Schmid1, Michael Hubbell1, Fan Mei1, Peter Carroll1, Albert Mendoza1, Corydon Ireland1 and Ken Lewko2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, PA, United States
Grant Allen1, Adil Shah2, Paul I Williams3, Hugo Ricketts2, Peter Hollingsworth2, Khristopher Kabbabe2, Mark Bourn4, Joseph Robert Pitt1, Jon Helmore5, David Lowry6, Roderick Alan Robinson7 and Andrew Finlayson5, (1)University of Manchester, Manchester, M13, United Kingdom, (2)University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, (3)University of Manchester, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Manchester, United Kingdom, (4)UK Environment Agency, Bristol, United Kingdom, (5)National Physical Laboratory UK, Emissions and Atmospheric Metrology Group, Teddington, United Kingdom, (6)Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, TW20, United Kingdom, (7)National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
Gijs de Boer1, Dale Lawrence2, Doug Weibel2, Steven Borenstein2, Albert Bendure3, Amy Solomon2 and Janet M Intrieri4, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (4)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Darielle Dexheimer1, Fan Mei2, Erika Louise Roesler3, Casey Longbottom4, Joe Hardesty1 and Benjamin R Hillman3, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Org 6913, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (4)Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Shuting Yang1, Robert W Talbot2, Michael B. Frish3, Levi Golston4, Nicholas F. Aubut3 and Mark A Zondlo4, (1)University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States, (2)University of Houston, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA, United States, (4)Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
Kevin Sanchez1, Greg Roberts2, Radiance Calmer3, Keri Nicoll4, Eyal Hashimshoni5, Daniel Rosenfeld6, Jurgita Ovadnevaite7, Jana Preissler7, Darius Ceburnis7, Colin D. D. O'Dowd7 and Lynn M Russell8, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Météo-France Toulouse, Toulouse Cedex 01, France, (3)CNRM-GAME, Toulouse Cedex 01, France, (4)University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, (5)The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (6)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (7)National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, (8)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Brian R Greene1, Phillip Bruce Chilson2, Jorge Salazar-Cerreno3, Simon Duthoit3, Bill Doyle3, Brent Wolf3, Antonio Segales2, Christopher A. Fiebrich4, Sean Waugh1, Sherman Fredrickson5, Steven Oncley6, Laura Tudor6 and Steven Semmer6, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma, Meteorology, Norman, OK, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (4)Oklahoma Mesonet, Norman, OK, United States, (5)National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States, (6)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Travis John Schuyler, University of Kentucky, Chemistry, Lexington, KY, United States, Marcelo I Guzman, Univ of Kentucky-Chemistry, Lexington, KY, United States, Jamey Jacob, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Aerospace Engineering, Stillwater, OK, United States and Sean Bailey, University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering, Lexington, United States
Jake T Whinnery, Monte Vista High School, Alamo, CA, United States, Victoria T Ly, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Stanley V Travers, University of the District of Columbia, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washinton, DC, MD, United States, Jared Sagaga, San Jose State University, Aerospace Engineering, San Jose, CA, United States, Robert P. Dahlgren, CSUMB/NASA Ames Research Center, MS245-4, Moffett Field, CA, United States and Diana Gentry, NASA Ames Research Center, Biospheric Science Branch, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Jack Steward Elston1, Maciej Stachura1 and Geoff Bland2, (1)Black Swift Technologies LLC, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Phillip Bruce Chilson1, Christopher A. Fiebrich2, Robert Huck3, James Grimsley3, Jorge Salazar-Cerreno3, Kenneth Carson3 and Jamey Jacob4, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)Oklahoma Mesonet, Norman, OK, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (4)Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Aerospace Engineering, Stillwater, OK, United States
Aaron Miness Farber, Latitude Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, Jason Douglas, Latitude Engineering, Tucson, United States and Lois J Wardell, Arapahoe SciTech, Tucson, AZ, United States