I am going to be a guest editor for a special issue of MDPI’s Atmosphere journal on the topic of “Atmospheric Measurements Using Unmanned Systems”. This is my first time being on the “other side” of scientific publishing. I am very grateful for getting this opportunity and I’m looking forward to this new experience. The topic itself is also very interesting and relevant for my research. Using UAVs for atmospheric measurements is an emerging technology that has many potential applications, especially in the Arctic. The deadline for submission is 1st July 2021.

The opportunities that unmanned systems provide to collect real-time observations of the atmosphere are growing. Both small and large unmanned systems have been developed to support atmospheric scientific research as well as operational monitoring for decision support systems. Large-scale systems can provide critical timely observations of the atmosphere during significant events such as hurricanes and severe storms, while small innovative unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can be adapted to include high-precision sensors to collect high-frequency measurements of the atmosphere, which was not possible with previous sensor systems. This Special Issue is addressed to the two communities of Atmosphere and Drones. We are interested in papers that focus on all aspects of the application of unmanned systems for atmospheric measurements. These include, but are not limited to, experimental campaigns highlighting the testing and evaluation of new sensors.

Prof. Dr. Diego González-Aguilera
Dr. Peter Webley
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez-Gonzálvez
Dr. Richard Hann
Prof. Jamey Jacob