2019

Current and Future Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) for Improved Forecasts/Warnings and Other Scientific Studies

(Oct. 29-Oct. 31, 2019)

Session 1 – Acquisition of Data by UASs: Instruments / Air Space Issues / Calibration / Validation / FAA Network

Future Directions of UAS Development – Captain Phil Hall

Summary of UAS Instruments – Phil Chilson

Lessons from the CLOUD-MAP Campaign – Jamey Jacob

Use of Innovative Technology on UAS – Robert Huck

Session 2 – Relevance of UAS to OSEs/Model Development

Applications of UAS Data to OSEs and Severe Weather Prediction / Modeling – Keith Brewster

From Analytic Models to OSSEs: Using Synthetic Observations to Inform UAS Configuration for Atmospheric Sensing – Adam Houston

Overview of Overarching Data / Instrument Needs – Fred Carr

Applications of UAS for High Impact Weather Prediction through OSE / OSSE Studies – Hui Chistophersen

Session 3 – Integration of UAS Measurements with other Observing Systems and Ground-based Observations

Most Recent Advances with Metrodones and Meteobase Systems – Martin Fengler

GeoFence Surveillance Radar Development – Bob Palmer

Current Activities and Future Plans for UAS Research Community Support by NCAR – Terry Hock

A Network of Networks: Integration of Drones, Profilers and Mesonets – Jerry Brotzge

Session 4 – Additional Applications and Scientific Discussions

An Overview of Current and Potential Uses of UAVs for Aerosol Research – Trish Quinn

Ocean In-Situ Measurements Using Networked Small USVs – Rockee Zhang

Applications and Challenges of UAS Technologies in Tornado Damage Surveys – Melissa Wagner

Developing Capabilities for Low-Altitude Rotary and Fixed Wing sUAS to Fill a Critical Gap in Boundary Layer Observations – Temple Lee and Bruce Baker