Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are useful tools for large-scale, real-time, and intelligent disaster responses, in particular for wildfires and the toxic plumes they produce. A presentation from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of California at Davis is included here.
Their UAV platform allows real-time monitoring of CO2, NO2, NH3, CO, Formaldehyde (HCHO), Particulates (number and mass), Total Volatile Organic Compounds (tVOC), Temperature, Relative Humidity, and Pressure, plus offline monitoring of 97 individual Volatile Organic Compounds.
Note prepared by P. Zannetti (11/2022). For corrections or expansions please contact us.