NH011:
Geoscience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)





Session ID#: 24817

Session Description:
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) use in geoscience is growing rapidly and will continue to expand over the next few years. High precision observations can track volcanic gas dispersal, map forest fire extent, measure river ice breakup, provide critical search and rescue communications, and measure vegetation health. The aim of this session is to bring together the geoscience community, including those involved in formal and applied science, to present on the newest systems, payloads, and research being performed. We invite contributions from across AGU including those involved in flight planning, UAS integration into manned airspace, and developing new missions as well as ongoing campaigns to collect geoscience data. The session will initiate discussions between AGU focus-areas to foster cross-disciplinary research and science-transfer across the sciences. In particular, the session invites innovative use of UAS platforms and sensors which enables new research directions and synergies not available previously or through other means.
Primary Convener:  Peter W Webley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Conveners:  David C Pieri, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Matthew M Fladeland, NASA Ames Research Ctr, Moffett Field, CA, United States and Alexander Braun, Queens University, Geological Science and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Eunseok Bang, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Mineral Resources Research Division, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Robert K Doe, University of Liverpool, School of Environmental Sciences, Geography and Planning, Liverpool, United Kingdom and Melissa Wagner, Arizona State University, School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning, Tempe, AZ, United States
Okan Özcan, Akdeniz University, Civil Engineering, Antalya, Turkey and Orkan Ozcan, Istanbul Technical Univ, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
Herlan Darmawan1, Thomas R Walter1, Kirbani Sri Brotopuspito2, Subandriyo Subandriyo3 and Made Agung Nandaka4, (1)Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Universitas Gadjah Mada, FMIPA, Sekip Unit III,, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (3)CVGHM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (4)Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, BPPTKG, Bandung, Indonesia
Yves Bühler1, Andreas Stoffel1 and Christian Ginzler2, (1)WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland, (2)WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Jonathan Munoz Barreto1, Jose Pillich2, Luis D. Aponte Bermúdez1 and Glorimar Torres Pagan1, (1)University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Civil Engineering, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (2)CUNY-NOAA CREST, New York, NY, United States
Brett B Carr, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States and Richard Gregory Vaughan, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Peter W Webley1, Catherine F. Cahill1, Marty Rogers1 and Michael C. Hatfield1,2, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Mines, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Michael C. Hatfield, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Thomas More Heutte, US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Juneau, AK, United States, Loretta M. Winton, US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Fairbanks, United States and Peter W Webley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Karl Reuben Anderson1, Robert P. Dahlgren2, Ethan A Pinsker3, Leanne Hanson4, Jonas Jonsson5, Duane C Chapman1, David M Witten6 and Kevin A O'Connor7, (1)USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO, United States, (2)CSUMB/NASA Ames Research Center, MS245-4, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)NASA Ames Research Ctr, BAERI, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (4)Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (5)NASA Ames Research Center, SGT Inc., Moffett Field, CA, United States, (6)WWR Development, Columbia, MO, United States, (7)NanoElectromagnetics LLC, Columbia, MO, United States
Matthew Watson1, Gustavo Chigna2, Kieran Wood3, Tom Richardson3, Emma Liu4, Ben Schellenberg3, Helen Thomas1 and Ailsa Naismith1, (1)University of Bristol, Earth Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, (2)INSIVUMEH, Guatemala City, Guatemala, (3)University of Bristol, Aerospace Engineering, Bristol, United Kingdom, (4)University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Kiyavash Parvar1, Michael Burns2 and Alexander Braun1, (1)Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (2)Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, United States
David C Pieri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth Surface Science Group, Pasadena, CA, United States, Jorge Andres Diaz, Gas Lab, CICANUM, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Geoff Bland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Matthew Fladeland, NASA Ames Research Center, Earth Science Division, Moffett Field, CA, United States, Darby Makel, Makel Engineering Inc., Chico, CA, United States, Florian M Schwandner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, National Earthquake Center, Remote Sensing Data, Rome, Italy and Jack Elston, Black Swift Technologies LLC, Boulder, CO, United States
Thiago Sanna Freire Silva1, Ricardo S. Torres2 and Patricia Morellato1, (1)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil, (2)UNICAMP State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Justin Ridge1, Alexander Seymour1, Antonio B Rodriguez2, Julian Dale1, Everette Newton1 and David W Johnston1, (1)Duke University, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, United States, (2)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC, United States
Henry Abakians1, Andrea Donnellan2, Bruce D Chapman1, Kenneth H Williford3, Raymond Francis4, Bethany L Ehlmann5 and Alexander T Smith6, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SIERRA MADRE, CA, United States
Callum Andrew Walter, Alexander Braun and Georgia Fotopoulos, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Lois J Wardell1, Jack Elston2 and Maciej Stachura2, (1)Arapahoe SciTech, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Black Swift Technologies LLC, Boulder, CO, United States
Daniel R Fuka1, Solomon Singer2, Roberto Rodriguez III3, Amy Collick4, Arthur Cunningham5, Peter J A Kleinman6, Nicholas C Manoukis7, Bruce Matthews5, Ted Ralston3 and Zach M Easton1, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Hilo, CSE, Hilo, HI, United States, (3)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI, United States, (6)Agricultural Research Service University Park, University Park, PA, United States, (7)USDA-ARS, Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Hilo, HI, United States
Petra D'Odorico1, Christopher YS Wong1, Ariana Besik2, Ernest Earon3, Nathalie Isabel4 and Ingo Ensminger5, (1)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada, (3)PrecisionHawk, Toronto, Canada, (4)Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, Canada, (5)University of Toronto, Department of Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jieying Ding, Guoquan Wang, Lin Xiong, Xin Zhou and Emily England, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Robert P. Dahlgren1, Matteo A Clark2, Robert J Comstock3, Matthew Fladeland4, Hiram Gascot III5, Thomas H Haig6, Sean J Lam7, Alex A Mazhari8, Ricky R Palomares9, Ethan A Pinsker10, Ravi T Prathipati11, Jared Sagaga12, Joseph S Thurling3 and Stanley V Travers13, (1)CSUMB/NASA Ames Research Center, MS245-4, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Luleå University of Technology, Computer Science, Kiruna, Sweden, (3)California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Aerospace Engineering, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, (4)NASA Ames Research Center, Earth Science Division, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Electrical Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States, (6)Bowdoin College, Physics, Brunswick, ME, United States, (7)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Seattle, WA, United States, (8)SGT/NASA Ames Research Center, SpaceShop, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (9)California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Aerospace Engineering, Pomona, CA, United States, (10)BAERI/NASA Ames Research Center, Biospheric Science Branch, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (11)Arizona State University, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tempe, AZ, United States, (12)San Jose State University, Aerospace Engineering, San Jose, CA, United States, (13)University of the District of Columbia, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washinton, DC, MD, United States
Alexander Tyler Uribe1, Michael P Bunds2, Jeremy Andreini2, Daniel Mather Horns1, Ronald A Harris3, Carolus Prasetyadi4, Eko Yulianto5 and Purna S Putra6, (1)Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, United States, (2)Utah Valley University, Department of Earth Science, Orem, UT, United States, (3)Brigham Young Univ, Provo, UT, United States, (4)Universitas Pembangunan Nasional, Geology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (5)Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Bandung, Indonesia, (6)Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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