To demonstrate UAV systems for various atmospheric measurements
To fill data gaps and meet observational requirements for atmospheric process studies and models.
Conduct field experiments for vertical profiling of lower atmosphere for high frequency measurements of meteorological and various atmospheric parameters.
Measure Aerosol Optical, Physical, Chemical and radiative properties
Undertake Aerosol-Radiation interactions & study forcing and heating effects
Conduct experiments for Cloud/Fog/haze process studies
LARUS Field campaign-1:
Research Test flights were conducted during March 2022 to demonstrate the performance of different sensors and data quality.
Project: Lower Atmospheric Research using Unmanned Aerial System Facility (LARUS)
Project Director: Dr. B. Padmakumari, Scientist-F