Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3855–3872, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3855-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3855–3872, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3855-2020

Research article 16 Jul 2020

Research article | 16 Jul 2020

Confronting the boundary layer data gap: evaluating new and existing methodologies of probing the lower atmosphere

Tyler M. Bell et al.

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AR by Tyler Bell on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Apr 2020) by Jorge Luis Chau
RR by Hubert Luce (14 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 May 2020) by Jorge Luis Chau
AR by Tyler Bell on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 May 2020) by Jorge Luis Chau
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It is well known that the atmospheric boundary layer is under-sampled in the vertical dimension. Recently, weather-sensing uncrewed aerial systems (WxUAS) have created new opportunities to sample this region of the atmosphere. This study compares a WxUAS developed at the University of Oklahoma to ground-based remote sensing and radiosondes. We find that overall the systems generally agreed well both thermodynamically and kinematically. However, there is still room to improve each system.