alexa Running Head: In Situ Sensing of the Atmosphere by Dron
ISSN : 2332-2594

Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting
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Running Head: In Situ Sensing of the Atmosphere by Drones

Jason F Berry1,2*
1Meteorologist in Charge at StormTrackerWx, LLC
2Adjunct Instructor at Taylor University in Upland, USA
Corresponding Author : Jason F. Berry
Meteorologist in Charge at StormTrackerWx
LLC, Adjunct Instructor at Taylor University in Upland, USA
Tel: +419-438-7146
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 15, 2015; Accepted: November 30, 2015; Published: December 07, 2015
Citation: Berry JF (2015) Running Head: In Situ Sensing of the Atmosphere by Drones. J Climatol Weather Forecasting 3:143. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000143
Copyright: © 2015 Berry JF. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

As commercial drones increase in availability, worldwide-so can the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to collect in situ data of the atmosphere. Drones are readily accessible and can reach altitudes of 1,500 feet or more. Obstacles lie within Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stipulations, which prevent the use of recreational drones from exceeding 400 feet, or line of sight from their controller. Reasoning to use drones for meteorological research can be made, using a four-part method: The controller maintains visuals of the aircraft through an onboard video feed; aircraft location is maintained through a minimum 7 GPS satellites, drones can be easily transported in the field with Meteorologists, data can be obtained through the use of onboard sensing equipment.

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