Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
17 May 2018
Research article |  | 17 May 2018

Vertical profiles of aerosol mass concentration derived by unmanned airborne in situ and remote sensing instruments during dust events

Dimitra Mamali, Eleni Marinou, Jean Sciare, Michael Pikridas, Panagiotis Kokkalis, Michael Kottas, Ioannis Binietoglou, Alexandra Tsekeri, Christos Keleshis, Ronny Engelmann, Holger Baars, Albert Ansmann, Vassilis Amiridis, Herman Russchenberg, and George Biskos


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AR by Dimitra Mamali on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Apr 2018) by Szymon Malinowski
AR by Dimitra Mamali on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The paper's scope is to evaluate the performance of in situ atmospheric aerosol instrumentation on board unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the performance of algorithms used to calculate the aerosol mass from remote sensing instruments by comparing the two independent techniques to each other. Our results indicate that UAV-based aerosol measurements (using specific in situ and remote sensing instrumentation) can provide reliable ways to determine the aerosol mass throughout the atmosphere.