Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
07 May 2018
Research article |  | 07 May 2018

A UAV-based active AirCore system for measurements of greenhouse gases

Truls Andersen, Bert Scheeren, Wouter Peters, and Huilin Chen


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Mar 2018) by Markus Leuenberger
AR by Truls Andersen on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Mar 2018) by Markus Leuenberger
Short summary
We developed and field-tested a UAV-based active AirCore for atmospheric measurements of CO2, CH4, and CO. AirCore is an innovative tool that passively samples air using the atmospheric pressure gradient during descent. Here we have taken further steps to change the “active” sampling process with a pump, miniaturize it, and deploy it on a UAV. The active AirCore system opens up a wide variety of opportunities, e.g., quantifying CH4 emissions from wetlands, landfills, other CH4 hot spots.