Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 551–567, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-551-2018

Special issue: Airborne ROmanian Measurements of Aerosols and Trace gases...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 551–567, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-551-2018

Research article 29 Jan 2018

Research article | 29 Jan 2018

The Small Whiskbroom Imager for atmospheric compositioN monitorinG (SWING) and its operations from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the AROMAT campaign

Alexis Merlaud et al.

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We present SWING-UAV, an atmospheric observation system based on a compact scanning spectrometer (SWING) mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). SWING-UAV was operated in the exhaust plume of a power plant in Romania in September 2014, during the AROMAT campaign. SWING quantified the NO2 emitted by the plant and the water vapour content in the boundary layer, in agreement with ancillary data. The system appears in particular promising to study emissions in rural areas.