Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Research article
06 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 06 Apr 2020

Surface flux estimates derived from UAS-based mole fraction measurements by means of a nocturnal boundary layer budget approach

Martin Kunz, Jost V. Lavric, Rainer Gasche, Christoph Gerbig, Richard H. Grant, Frank-Thomas Koch, Marcus Schumacher, Benjamin Wolf, and Matthias Zeeman


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AR by Martin Kunz on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jan 2020) by Christof Ammann
AR by Martin Kunz on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2020) by Christof Ammann
Short summary
The nocturnal boundary layer (NBL) budget method enables the quantification of gas fluxes between ecosystems and the atmosphere under nocturnal stable stratification, a condition under which standard approaches struggle. However, up to now the application of the NBL method has been limited by difficulties in obtaining the required measurements. We show how an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) equipped with a carbon dioxide analyser can make this method more accessible.