DC-8 10/20/16 - 10/21/16

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Aircraft: 
Flight Number: 
1143
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-ATM NAV/ATM GPS/ATM-T5/T6/ATM FLIR/ATM CAMBOT MCoRDS/SNOW/Ku RADAR DMS/POS-AV GRAVIMETER
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
11.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:10/20/16 13:02 Z Finish:10/21/16 00:30 Z
Flight Time:11.4 hours
Log Number:178010PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This was a Land ice GETZ A flight. ATM suffered a Planix attitude reference failure. All other instruments performed well.
Flight Hour Summary: 
178010
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS300
Total Used306.9
Total Remaining-6.9
178010 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
10/04/161135Science44296
10/05/161136Science2.76.7293.3
10/12/161138Transit10.917.6282.4
10/12/161139Transit320.6279.4
10/14/16 - 10/15/161140Science10.931.5268.5
10/15/16 - 10/16/161141Science11.843.3256.7
10/17/16 - 10/18/161142Science11.855.1244.9
10/20/16 - 10/21/161143Science11.466.5233.5
10/22/161144Science1177.5222.5
10/24/16 - 10/25/161145Science11.589211
10/25/16 - 10/26/161146Science11.3100.3199.7
10/26/16 - 10/27/161147Science12.1112.4187.6
10/27/16 - 10/28/161148Science11.5123.9176.1
10/28/16 - 10/29/161149Science11134.9165.1
10/31/16 - 11/01/161150Science11145.9154.1
11/02/16 - 11/03/161151Science11.2157.1142.9
11/03/16 - 11/04/161152Science11.5168.6131.4
11/04/16 - 11/05/161153Science11.1179.7120.3
11/05/16 - 11/06/161154Science11.7191.4108.6
11/07/16 - 11/08/161155Science11.2202.697.4
11/09/16 - 11/10/161156Science11.7214.385.7
11/10/161157Science10.9225.274.8
11/11/16 - 11/12/161158Science11.3236.563.5
11/12/16 - 11/13/161159Science11.1247.652.4
11/14/161160Science10.9258.541.5
11/15/16 - 11/16/161161Science11.6270.129.9
11/17/16 - 11/18/161162Science11.1281.218.8
11/18/16 - 11/19/161163Science11.1292.37.7
11/21/161165Transit11.6303.9-3.9
11/21/161164Transit3306.9-6.9

Flight Reports began being entered into this system as of 2012 flights. If there were flights flown under an earlier log number the flight reports are not available online.

Related Science Report: 

OIB - DC-8 10/20/16 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

IceBridge flew the high priority Getz A mission to collect dh/dt measurements over the Getz Ice Shelf and grounded ice just inland. This mission overflew a line flown in 2012 (the inland line) and also a new line on the outer portion of the ice shelf. In addition, this mission captured two new lines over the upper catchment of Smith and Kohler Glaciers, spaced at 80 km apart. Clouds and blowing snow were present along the eastern edges of the two catchment lines causing the loss of some ATM data, though gravity and the radars were not affected. As predicted in the forecast models, the two lines over the Getz Ice Shelf were clear on the eastern edge of the survey lines but became cloudy on the last ~100 miles of the line causing the loss of some lidar data in the thick parts of the clouds. Total ATM data collection was estimated at ~80% for the day making for an overall successful flight.
ATM had an issue with their Applanix unit a few hours after take-off and may not have collected useful attitude data, the DMS system will be used as a backup. A ramp pass was also obtained which was the first for DMS after the primary camera system swap.
 
Data volumes
ATM: T5: 23 Gb         T6: 29 Gb
FLIR:  8.5 Gb
Cambot: 7.5 Gb
DMS: 40.4 Gb
Snow/Ku radars: 341 Gb for each
MCoRDS: 1.4 Tb
AIRGrav: 5 Gb
 
data on 1718
data off 2107