EGU21-12966
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-12966
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Development and adaptation of sensors and samplers for vertical profiling using fixed-wing drones in the context of the Cooperation to Unravel the RolE of Atmospheric Aerosols over the Amazonian Basin (CURE-3AB).

Maximilien Desservettaz1, Christos Keleshis1, Panayiota Antoniou1, Panagiotis Vouterakos1, Yunsong Liu1, Christos Constantinides1, Agapios Agapiou1, Roland Sarda-Esteve1,2, Dominique Baisne2, Greg Kok3, and Jean Sciare1
Maximilien Desservettaz et al.
  • 1The Cyprus Institute, Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre, Aglantzia, Cyprus (m.desservettaz@cyi.ac.cy)
  • 2Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat, France
  • 3Environmental Science, Colorado, USA

The Cooperation to Unravel the Role of the Atmospheric Aerosol over the Amazon Basin using drones (CURE-3AB) project has yielded new technical solutions to perform high quality in-situ atmospheric observations in the lower troposphere (0-2 km) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). An Ozonesonde (EN-SCI ECC, Model 2Z), designed for regular O3 radio sounding, has been adapted to perform on-line measurements of Ozone onboard the drone. A 3D printed low-cost pollen/spore collector has been developed to replicate reference instruments (VPPS2000) and adapted to perform onboard our UAV. Finally, an optical particle counter (AlphaSense) and a custom-made drying system have been fitted on a third drone. The three vehicle/instrument tandems will be deployed in the proximity of the Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory during the CURE-3AB campaign (delayed due to pandemic). We present the instrumental developments, setups, and preliminary test results performed with our UAVs at the Cyprus Institute private airspace.

How to cite: Desservettaz, M., Keleshis, C., Antoniou, P., Vouterakos, P., Liu, Y., Constantinides, C., Agapiou, A., Sarda-Esteve, R., Baisne, D., Kok, G., and Sciare, J.: Development and adaptation of sensors and samplers for vertical profiling using fixed-wing drones in the context of the Cooperation to Unravel the RolE of Atmospheric Aerosols over the Amazonian Basin (CURE-3AB)., EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-12966, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-12966, 2021.

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