“Meteodrones - revealing the unknown of the boundary layer”

Until today a lack of relevant data from the boundary layer provokes forecasting errors of weather phenomena like fog and thunder, as they are caused in the boundary layer. To change that, Meteomatics developed a drone system which collects weather data in the boundary layer. The so-called Meteodrones capture temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed and direction, among other data. With the collected data of the Meteodrones the forecasts of fog and thunder could be improved fundamentally.

Dr. Martin Fengler presents the development of the Meteodrones and insights from a measuring campaign in summer 2015.