Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3123–3135, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3123-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3123–3135, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3123-2019

Research article 13 Jun 2019

Research article | 13 Jun 2019

A sampler for atmospheric volatile organic compounds by copter unmanned aerial vehicles

Karena A. McKinney et al.

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AR by Karena McKinney on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Feb 2019) by Eric C. Apel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Mar 2019) by Eric C. Apel
AR by Karena McKinney on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Apr 2019) by Eric C. Apel
AR by Karena McKinney on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2019) by Eric C. Apel
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Short summary
Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions influence air quality and particulate distributions, particularly in major source regions such as the Amazon. A sampler for collecting VOCs from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is described. Field tests of its performance and an initial example data set collected in the Amazon are also presented. The low cost, ease of use, and maneuverability of UAVs give this method the potential to significantly advance knowledge of the spatial distribution of VOCs.