Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
 | Highlight paper
03 May 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 03 May 2018

Vertical wind velocity measurements using a five-hole probe with remotely piloted aircraft to study aerosol–cloud interactions

Radiance Calmer, Gregory C. Roberts, Jana Preissler, Kevin J. Sanchez, Solène Derrien, and Colin O'Dowd


Interactive discussion

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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Radiance Calmer on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Feb 2018) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Jens Bange (02 Mar 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Mar 2018) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Radiance Calmer on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Mar 2018) by Ad Stoffelen

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Radiance Calmer on behalf of the Authors (24 Apr 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (27 Apr 2018) by Ad Stoffelen
Short summary
Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly called UAVs, are used in atmospheric science for in situ measurements. The presented work shows wind measurements from a five-hole probe on an RPAS. Comparisons with other instruments (sonic anemometer and cloud radar) show good agreement, validating the RPAS measurements. In situ vertical wind measurements at cloud base are highlighted because they are a major parameter needed for simulating aerosol–cloud interactions, though rarely collected.