Dunion, J. P., G. A. Wick, P. G. Black, J. Walker, 2018: Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology: 2015-2016 Campaign Summary, Final Report. NOAA Tech Memo. OAR-UAS-001, 49 pp.

Wick, G., J. Dunion, and J. Walker, 2018: Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology: Impact Study of Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System Observations for Hurricane Forecasting, Final Report . NOAA Tech Memo. OAR-UAS-002, 93 pp.

Kenul, P., J. Coffey, J. Walker, A. Roberts, and J. Huning, 2018: Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology: Cost Study of Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System Operations for High Impact Weather Observations, Final Report . NOAA Tech Memo. OAR-UAS-003, 43 pp.

Gao, R.S., H. Telg, R.J. McLaughlin, S.J. Ciciora, L.A. Watts, M.S. Richardson, J.P. Schwarz, A.E. Perring, T.D. Thornberry, A.W. Rollins, M.Z. Markovic, T.S. Bates, J.E. Johnson and D.W. Fahey (2016), A light-weight, high-sensitivity particle spectrometer for PM2.5 aerosol measurements, Aerosol Science and Technology, 50:1, 88-99, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1131809.

Murphy, D.M., H. Telg, T.F. Eck, J. Rodriguez, S.E. Stalin, and T.S. Bates (2016), A miniature scanning sun photometer for vertical profiles and mobile platforms, Aerosol Science and Technology, 50:1, 11-16, DOI: 10/1080/027/86826.2015.1121200

Marine Mammal Commission, Development and Use of UASs by the National Marine Fisheries Service for Surveying Marine Mammals. Marine Mammal Commission, Bethesda, MD, 2016.

Grand Bay NERR, The Way Forward: Unmanned Aerial Systems for the National Estuarine Research Reserves, 2016.

Jacobs, T., Coffey, J., Walker, J., Operation Arctic Shield 2013-15, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Onboard USCGC (Icebreaker) HEALY: Operational Assessment of LASE/LALE Systems, 2015.

Brooke, S., D. Graham, T. Jacobs, C. Littnan, M. Manuel, R. O'Conner, 2015: Testing marine conservation applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in a remote marine protected area. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 3(4), 237-251.

Jacobs, T., M. Jacobi, M. Rogers, J. Adams, J. Coffey, J.R. Walker, and B. Johnston (2015). Testing and Evaluating Low Altitude Unmanned Aircraft System Technology for Maritime Domain Awareness and Oil Spill Response in the Arctic. Marine Technology Society Journal, 49(2), 145-150.

Coffey, J., R. Hood, T. Jacobs, P. Hall, J. Adler, 2014: NOAA marine and arctic monitoring using UASs. 

Intrieri, J. M., de Boer, G., Shupe, M. D., Spackman, J. R., Wang, J., Neiman, P. J., Wick, G. A., Hock, T. F., and Hood, R. E.: Global Hawk dropsonde observations of the Arctic atmosphere obtained during the Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers (WISPAR) field campaign, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3917-3926, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3917-2014, 2014.

Neiman, P., G. Wick, B. Moore, F. Ralph, J. Spackman, and B. Ward, 2014: An Airborne Study of an Atmospheric River over the Subtropical Pacific during WISPAR: Dropsonde Budget-Box Diagnostics and Precipitation Impacts in Hawaii. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 3199–3223, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00383.1.

Bates, T.S., P.K. Quinn, J.E. Johnson, A. Corless, F.J. Brechtel, S.E. Stalin, C. Meinig, and J.F. Burkhart, Measurements of atmospheric aerosol vertical distributions above Svalbard, Norway using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2115-2120, 2013. 

Coffey, J. and T. Jacobs, Strategy for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Capability within the National Marine Sanctuary System, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 2012.

Global Observing Network

BAM CoverA Global Profiling System for Improved Weather and Climate Prediction. Alexander E. MacDonald, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2005.

From the Archive - The Global Hawk Tropical Tropopause Experiment (GHATTEX): Exploring the tropical tropopause region of the Pacific Ocean with the Global Hawk UAV platform

For a description of Global Hawk and the GHATTEX proposal please see:

"Global Hawk - A New Tool for Airborne Remote Sensing" by Greg Loegering of Northrop Grumman Corporation, San Diego, California. As presented at AIAA's 1st Technical Conference and Workshop on Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles, May 20 - 23, 2002, Portsmouth, Virginia.

See: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publications and Papers: AIAA 2002-3458 at
(Publisher charges a fee to download the file)

Altair UASAltair Unmanned Aircraft System Achieves Demonstration Goals

An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2006, American Geophysical Union: David W. Fahey, James H. Churnside, James W. Elkins, Albin J. Gasiewski, Karen H. Rosenlof, Sara Summers, Michael Aslaksen, Todd A. Jacobs, Jon D. Sellars, Christopher D. Jennison, Lawrence C. Freudinger, and Michael Cooper, (2006), Altair Unmanned Aircraft System Achieves Demonstration Goals, EOS TRANS. AGU Vol. 87, No. 20, pp 197 & 201.

Read the unformatted version

Workshop Reports

Duke University Marine Laboratory Workshop Report - (June 2015)
NOAA and Duke University workshop held in Beaufort, North Carolina.
Duke Meeting Summary

Zarzar, C., Moorhead, R., and Coffey, J., NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program 2nd UAS Arctic and River Forecast Workshop Summary Report, Anchorage, AK, September 15, 2014. See also Alaska Hydrology UAS Requirements and FAA UAS Arctic Implementation Plan.

The NOAA-Environment Canada UAS Arctic Scoping Workshop - (September 2012)
21 experts from Canada and the US met in Boulder, September 25-26 to share information on the civil applications of UAS for environmental research and operations, and to identify collaborative projects for the coming years.

Workshop for Optimal Unmanned Aircraft Systems River Observing Strategy - (February 2012) 
Moorhead, R., Hood, R., Coffey, J., Optimal Unmanned Aircraft Systems River Observing Strategy Workshop Summary Report, Boulder, CO February 21-23, 2012.
NOAA and the Mississippi State University collaborated on a three-day workshop held in Boulder, CO.
See the Agenda with links to presentations.

U.S. Navy Puma AE Sea Trial Report, October 2011.