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Convective Forcing of the North American Monsoon Anticyclone at Intraseasonal and Interannual Time Scales

Chang, K., et al. (2021), Convective Forcing of the North American Monsoon Anticyclone at Intraseasonal and Interannual Time Scales, J. Atmos. Sci., 78, 2941-2956, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-21-0009.1.

DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 08/19/21 Science Report

RF11 flight report

DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 08/17/21 Science Report

Research flight 10 science report

DCOTSS 08/19/21 Mission Daily Schedule

Mid day update

Friday 8-20-2021 No hard down day, instrument access, aircraft work, science meeting at 1400
Saturday 8-21-2021 Hard Down Day
Sunday 8-22-2021 Transit prep day
Monday 8-23-2021 ER-2 Transit to AFRC

The shipping and the de-integration timeline does not change.
As soon as is possible start packing your equipment and stage it on the hangar floor.

8-27-2021 Truck loading and transit to Palmdale
8-30-2021 Start of de-integration in Palmdale (end Friday 9-3-2021)

DCOTSS 08/19/21 Mission Daily Schedule

Flight Day RF11

0400 Instruments hands on
0500 Flight Brief
0600 Instrument hands off
0800 Take off (~6.5h flight)

Looking Ahead
These are all tentative
08-20-21 Hard Down
08-21-21 Instrument Day
08-22-21 Flight Day (RF12)

Tuesday the ER-2 (DCOTSS) and the WB-57 (ACCLIP) had a coordinated flight.

DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 08/10/21 Science Report

RF08 flight report

DCOTSS 08/18/21 Mission Daily Schedule

Instrument Access Day

0700 Hangar Access
0800 – 1600 ER-2 Crew Support
0800 FFP Brief
0930 All-hands

Looking Ahead
These are all tentative
08-19-21 Flight Day (RF11) opportunity
08-20-21 Hard Down
08-21-21 Instrument Day
08-22-21 Flight Day (RF12)

DCOTSS 08/17/21 Mission Daily Schedule

RF10 Flight Day

0500 FFP meeting
0600 Crew show / Hands On
0700 Crew brief
0800 Hands-off
1000 Take-off
1700 Landing (Approximate)
1900 Ground crew end crew duty day

Looking Ahead

08-20-21 Next science flight opportunity

DCOTSS 08/16/21 Mission Daily Schedule

No flight/Instrument access day

0700 Hangar/Lab access
0800-1600 ER-2 support
0800 FFP meeting

Looking Ahead

08-17-21 Science Flight Opportunity (or 08-18-21)
08-20-21 Science Flight Opportunity (could be only one instrument day between flights)

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