1Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
2Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
3Aerosonde® Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Received: 19 Oct 2012 – Discussion started: 13 Nov 2012
Abstract. In September 2009, a series of long-range unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flights collected basic atmospheric data over the Terra Nova Bay polynya in Antarctica. Air temperature, wind, pressure, relative humidity, radiation, skin temperature, GPS, and operational aircraft data were collected and quality controlled for scientific use. The data have been submitted to the United States Antarctic Program Data Coordination Center (USAP-DCC) for free access (doi:10.1594/USAP/0739464).
Revised: 25 Jan 2013 – Accepted: 25 Jan 2013 – Published: 18 Feb 2013
Knuth, S. L., Cassano, J. J., Maslanik, J. A., Herrmann, P. D., Kernebone, P. A., Crocker, R. I., and Logan, N. J.: Unmanned aircraft system measurements of the atmospheric boundary layer over Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 57-69, doi:10.5194/essd-5-57-2013, 2013.