Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2833–2848, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2833-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2833–2848, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2833-2020

Research article 29 May 2020

Research article | 29 May 2020

The CopterSonde: an insight into the development of a smart unmanned aircraft system for atmospheric boundary layer research

Antonio R. Segales et al.

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AR by Antonio Segales on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Apr 2020)
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Apr 2020) by Laura Bianco
AR by Antonio Segales on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The CopterSonde is an unmanned aircraft system designed with the purpose of sampling thermodynamic and kinematic parameters of the lower Earth's atmosphere, with a focus on vertical profiles in the planetary boundary layer. By incorporating adaptive sampling techniques and optimizing the sensor placement, our study shows that CopterSonde can provide similar information as a radiosonde, but with more control of its sampling location at much higher temporal and spatial resolution.