Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
05 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 05 Apr 2022

Simulation and field campaign evaluation of an optical particle counter on a fixed-wing UAV

Joseph Girdwood, Warren Stanley, Chris Stopford, and David Brus


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-275', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Joseph Girdwood, 13 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-275', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Joseph Girdwood, 13 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Joseph Girdwood on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jan 2022) by Wiebke Frey
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2022) by Wiebke Frey
Short summary
UAVs have great potential to be used for airborne measurements of cloud and aerosol properties, which are of particular importance due to the largely uncharacterised nature of such phenomena. However, since UAVs are a new tool in atmospheric physics expensive platform validation and characterisation of UAV-instrument combinations needs to be performed. This paper presents an evaluation of a fixed-wing UAV in combination with an instrument that measures cloud droplet diameter.