Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2675–2688, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2675-2016

Special issue: The Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2675–2688, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2675-2016

Research article 24 Jun 2016

Research article | 24 Jun 2016

Exploring the potential of the RPA system SUMO for multipurpose boundary-layer missions during the BLLAST campaign

Joachim Reuder et al.

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Extensive operations of the Small Unmanned Meteorological Observer, a small (80 cm) and lightweight (700 g) unmanned research aircraft, have been performed during the BLLAST (Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence) campaign in southern France in summer 2011. With a total of 300 flights, the SUMO system has provided a unique data set consisting of temperature, humidity and wind profiles, surface-temperature surveys and profiles of turbulence parameters.