A multi-purpose, multi-rotor drone system for long range and high-altitude volcanic gas plume measurements

  title={A multi-purpose, multi-rotor drone system for long range and
high-altitude volcanic gas plume measurements},
  author={Bo Galle and Santiago Arellano and N. Bobrowski and Vladimir Conde and Tobias P. Fischer and G. Gerdes and Alexandra Gutmann and Thorsten Hoffmann and Ima Itikarai and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Krej{\vc}{\'i} and Emma J. Liu and K. Mulina and Scott A. Nowicki and Thomas Richardson and Julian R{\"u}diger and Kieran Wood and Jiazhi Xu},
Abstract. A multi-copter drone has been adapted for studies of volcanic gas plumes. This adaptation includes improved capacity for high altitude and long range, real-time SO2 concentration monitoring, long range manual control, remotely-activated bag sampling, and plume speed measurement capability. The drone is capable of acting as a stable platform for various instrument configurations including: MultiGAS instruments for in-situ measurements of SO2, H2S, CO2 and H2O concentrations in the gas… 

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