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Atmospheric aerosol, gases and meteorological parameters measured during the LAPSE-RATE campaign

David Brus1, Jani Gustafsson1, Osku Kempinen2,a, Gijs de Boer3,4, and Anne Hirsikko1 David Brus et al.
  • 1Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palménin aukio 1, P.O. Box 503, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • 2Kansas State University, Department of Physics, 1228 N. 17th St., 66506, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
  • 3University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, 216 UCB, 80309, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 4National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Physical Sciences Laboratory, 325 Broadway, 80305, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • acurrently at: University of Maryland, Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center, 5825 University Research Ct suite 4001, College Park, MD 20740

Abstract. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are becoming very popular as affordable and reliable observation platforms. The Lower Atmospheric Process Studies at Elevation - a Remotely-piloted Aircraft Team Experiment (LAPSE-RATE), conducted in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (USA) between July 14th – 20th, 2018, gathered together numerous sUAS, remote sensing equipment and ground based instrumentation. Flight teams from the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Kansas State University co-operated during LAPSE-RATE to measure and investigate the properties of aerosol particles and gases at the surface and in the lower atmosphere. During LAPSE-RATE the deployed instrumentation operated reliably, resulting in a scientifically sound observational dataset. Our observations included aerosol particle number concentrations and size distributions, concentrations of CO2 and water vapor, and meteorological parameters. All data sets have been uploaded to the Zenodo LAPSE-RATE community archive (https://zenodo.org/communities/lapse-rate/). The dataset DOIs for FMI airborne measurements and surface measurements are available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3993996, Brus et al. (2020a), and for KSU airborne measurements and surface measurements are available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3736772, Brus et al. (2020b).

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Atmospheric aerosol, gases and meteorological parameters measured during the LAPSE-RATE campaign - Finnish Meteorological Institute data sets [Data set] David Brus, Jani Gustafsson, Osku Kempinen, Gijs de Boer, and Anne Hirsikko https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3993996

Atmospheric aerosol, gases and meteorological parameters measured during the LAPSE-RATE campaign - Kansas State University data sets [Data set]. David Brus, Jani Gustafsson, Osku Kempinen, Gijs de Boer, and Anne Hirsikko https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3736772

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This publication summarizes measurements collected and data sets generated by the FMI and KSU teams during LAPSE-RATE campaign that took place in the San Luis Valley of Colorado during the summer of 2018. We provided an overview of the rotorcraft deployed and offer insight into the types of payloads that were used. We described the teams’ scientific goals and flight strategies and a glimpse at the data sets, including a description of the measurement validation techniques applied.
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