Aerial Plant and Atmospheric Sounding System (A-PLASS or A+)

In light of advancements made in small Unmanned Aerial Systems (referred to as drones) that are cost effective, easy to deploy and that provide high resolution data at a low total-cost-of-ownership footprint, A+ seeks to establish a monitoring tool aimed at atmospheric and plant health sounding or measurements as part of an early warning system.  The platform targets agrarian production with a side effect of monitoring wildlife, forests, and use a a scientific tool for atmospheric sounding for better weather predictions.