2016 Toulouse

Welcome and Keynotes


 Note: only First Author is give on this page: most presentations are multi-author and may have been presented by another speaker.


Invited Talk

Andy Vick                          GHOST ‐ Green House gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere


Science Applications: Forecasting

Christian Schluchter        Meteodrones – Towards the perfect 24-hour forecast

Adam Houston                  Ensemble Sensitivity Anlysis For Targeted Observations of Supercell Thunderstorms

Suzanne Weaver Smith   Evaluation of UAS for Infrared Bridge Inspection Using Historic and Predictive Weather Data


Science Applications: Boundary Layer

Line Båserud                     Heat Fluxes Estimated from SUMO profiles during BLLAST field campaign

Jens Bange                         Morning Transition: Development from stable nocturnal ABL to well-mixed CBL

Burkhard Wrenger           Weser15 Campaign - Small Scale Thermal Sign of the River Weser

Phillip Chilson                  An Evaluation of Wind Measurements from SUMO Collected During the BLLAST Campaign

Alexander Rautenberg    Investigation of the flow in complex terrain with regard to wind-energy research using the small remotely piloted aircraft MASC

Fayçal Lamraoui              3D in‐situ measurements of entrainment‐related cumulus clouds properties using a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles

Stian Solbø                       Atmospheric Research with Drones in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard


Science Applications: Aerosol Cloud Chemistry

Andreas Platis                  Airborne Measurement of a New Particle Formation Event in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

N. Seoana-Vieira             Scientific missions of INTA from unmanned research aerila platforms

Rick Thomas                    Investigation of the Southern Methane Anomaly using Unmanned Octocopters

E. Gerard                          EUFAR: A portal for airborne research in Europe

Keri Nicoll                        Electrical charge measurements in clear and cloudy conditions from fixed wing UAVs

Greg Roberts                   Impact of Biogenic versus Anthropogenic emissions on Clouds and Climate: towards a Holistic UnderStanding (BACCHUS)

Martin Kunz                   Measuring carbon dioxide mole fractions in the atmosphere with RPAS


Science Applications: Polar

John J. Cassano             Observations of Air‐Sea Interactions in an Antarctic Coastal Polynya Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

David Tupman               RPA-Borne Measurements of Convective and Stable Boundary-Layers over the Near-Coastal North Sea during Strong Winds

Stephan T. Kral              The ISOBAR project (2016–2018) – Observations on the stable polar Atmospheric Boundary Layer from Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Marius O. Jonassen      Observations of the Arctic Boundary Layer using the Small Unmanned Meteorological Observer (SUMO) During Polar Night

Gijs de Boer                      An Update on the ERASMUS (Evaluation of Routine Atmospheric Sounding Measurements using Unmanned Systems) Campaign


Aircraft and Control Systems

Yuri Kapitanyuk              A guiding vector field algorithm for path following control of drones

Gautier Hattenberger    Experimental Wind Field Estimation

Martin Stolle                    Vision-Based Lifespan and Strength Estimation of Sub-Cumulus Thermal Updrafts for Autonomous Soaring

Andreas Philipp              Fixedwing UAS soundings of the boundary layer during the ScaleX campaign 2015 in southern Germany

Christos Keleshis            The Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory (USRL) of the Cyprus Institute: Current Status and Perspectives


Instrumentation and Platform Integration 

Fred Clowney                   Status Update on UAV Sensors

Joachim Reuder              Proof of concept for turbulence measurements with SUMO

Ana Corrales-Sierra        Instrumentation and Payload Integration in UAS for the Study of Atmospheric Aerosols and Airborne Micro-organisms

Alyssa Avery                     Atmospheric Sampling with UAS for Storm Research


Additional Talks: Outreach

Adam Houston                Public Perception of UAS for Atmospheric Science

Phil Anderson                   Teaching the New Cohort what they don't know they don't know about RPA