Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6101–6118, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6101-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6101–6118, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6101-2021

Research article 16 Sep 2021

Research article | 16 Sep 2021

Characterizing the performance of a POPS miniaturized optical particle counter when operated on a quadcopter drone

Zixia Liu et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-495', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zixia Liu, 08 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-495', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Zixia Liu, 08 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Zixia Liu on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jun 2021) by Troy Thornberry
AR by Zixia Liu on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Jul 2021) by Troy Thornberry
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Short summary
This paper first validates the performance of an advanced aerosol observation instrument POPS against a reference instrument and examines any biases introduced by operating it on a quadcopter drone. The results show the POPS performs relatively well on the ground. The impact of the UAV rotors on the POPS is small at low wind speeds, but when operating under higher wind speeds, larger discrepancies occur. It appears that the POPS measures sub-micron aerosol particles more accurately on the UAV.