Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1581–1598, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1581-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1581–1598, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1581-2019

Research article 12 Mar 2019

Research article | 12 Mar 2019

A new multicopter-based unmanned aerial system for pollen and spores collection in the atmospheric boundary layer

Claudio Crazzolara et al.

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Short summary
A newly developed in situ measurement method provides new insights into the propagation behaviour of aerosol particles such as pollen grains and spores, possibly improving the pollen prognosis for allergy sufferers and providing new discoveries in the propagation behaviour of fine dust particles of different origins. This publication describes the development of the remote-controlled multicopter-based system as well as initial tests and validations to overcome various technical challenges.