ARL Weekly News – April 8, 2022
UAS Crew Joins PERiLS Field Campaign
ARL’s Temple Lee, Michael Buban, Travis Schuyler, and Ed Dumas traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi from 12-14 April to participate in the fourth intensive observation period (IOP) of the Propagation, Evolution, and Rotation in Linear Storms (PERiLS) field campaign. PERiLS is a large and comprehensive field study in the Southeast US in spring 2022 focused on better understanding the near-storm environments of quasi-linear convective systems.
Temple, Michael, Travis, and Ed served as visual observers for operations of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operation (CIWRO) CopterSonde, which is a small uncrewed aircraft system used to sample temperature and humidity and can be used to obtain wind speed and wind direction. They also discussed paths forward to enhance collaborations between ARL and NSSL.