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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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.