The aim of the Meteodrones is to improve high-resolution weather forecasting systems as existing weather models fail to predict fog, high fog and thunderstorms properly. With the help of the drones meteorological parameters are measured within the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL / <2km), thus closing the existing data gap. For this reason countless test flights have been carried out for up to 2km and Meteomatics started to build a network of drone flight operations last year. In order to improve existing weather forecasts, the Meteodrone is under continuous development. To collect even more data and get further insights into the atmospheric conditions the flight altitude is an important factor. On the 29th of July a new record of flight altitude was set up with flights up to 3000m above ground, thus setting the course for the future.

More information: Validation Reports & Surveys