Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4255–4277, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4255-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4255–4277, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4255-2021

Research article 09 Jun 2021

Research article | 09 Jun 2021

A multi-purpose, multi-rotor drone system for long-range and high-altitude volcanic gas plume measurements

Bo Galle et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Apr 2021) by Francis Pope
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Short summary
Measurements of volcanic gases are important for geophysical research, risk assessment and environmental impact studies. Some gases, like SO2 and BrO, may be studied from the ground at a safe distance using remote sensing techniques. Many other gases require in situ access to the gas plume. Here, a drone may be an attractive alternative. This paper describes a drone specially adapted for volcanic gas studies and demonstrates its use in a field campaign at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea.