Drones are becoming a promising platform for conducting contact meteorological observations, which are currently used for weather analysis and forecasting. Every year, the scope of possibilities for the use of drones in meteorology is expanding, opening up new horizons for scientists in the study of atmospheric processes.
With a simple set of sensors (temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.) meteorologists can assemble their own automated aerial weather station: lifting the drone to different heights or moving it in horizontal planes, meteorologists quickly get a picture of the distribution of the main parameters of the atmosphere over the terrain.This kind of measurement is especially valuable for areas where contact measurements are not possible. For example, how else could you measure the profile of meteorological quantities from the level of the blades of grass up to the upper boundary of the cloud so quickly?