Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer innovative perspectives on the atmosphere, and therefore atmospheric scientists are rapidly expanding their use in study of the atmosphere. In support of this expansion, from 14-20 July 2018 the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) hosted a community flight week, dubbed the Lower Atmospheric Profiling Studies at Elevation – a Remotely-piloted Aircraft Team Experiment (LAPSE-RATE). This field campaign involved a one-week deployment to Colorado’s San Luis Valley, involving over 100 students, scientists, engineers, pilots and outreach coordinators. These groups conducted intensive field operations using unmanned aircraft and ground-based assets to develop datasets, including a total of nearly 1300 research flights totaling over 250 flight hours. This community represents a repository for the datasets and other related items collected during the LAPSE-RATE campaign.
This community was developed to link the various datasets and other relevant products developed as part of the 2018 LAPSE-RATE (Lower Atmospheric Profiling Studies at Elevation - a Remotely-piloted Aircraft Team Experiment) field campaign in Colorado (USA).Read more
Uploads under this community should be connected to the 2018 LAPSE-RATE field campaign, held in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (USA). Unrelated datasets and papers will not be accepted.