P-3 Orion 04/06/18

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Flight Number: 
2018 OIB Arctic -Science #5
Payload Configuration: 
2018 OIB Arctic
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
8.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGTLTo:PAFA
Start:04/06/18 12:55 Z Finish:04/06/18 21:40 Z
Flight Time:8.8 hours
Log Number:18P008PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This flight included observations along the Laxon Line - a baseline priority mission. It also re-positioned the team to Fairbanks.
Flight Hour Summary: 
18P008
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS201.2
Total Used190.4
Total Remaining10.8
18P008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
03/13/182018 OIB Arctic -Airworthiness Test FlightOther0.80.8200.4
03/14/182018 OIB Arctic -Project Test Flight - LaserOther2.63.4197.8
03/15/182018 OIB Arctic -Project Test Flight - RadarOther5.79.1192.1
03/18/182018 OIB Arctic -delta ATFOther0.89.9191.3
03/20/182018 OIB Arctic -Transit to ThuleTransit7.917.8183.4
03/22/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #1Science7.825.6175.6
04/03/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #2Science7.933.5167.7
04/04/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #3Science8.141.6159.6
04/05/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #4Science849.6151.6
04/06/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #5Science8.858.4142.8
04/07/18 - 04/08/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #6Science8.166.5134.7
04/08/18 - 04/09/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #7Science8.374.8126.4
04/14/18 - 04/15/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #8Science7.782.5118.7
04/16/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #9Science8.290.7110.5
04/18/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #10Science898.7102.5
04/19/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #11Science7.7106.494.8
04/20/182018 OIB Arctic -Transit to KangerTransit4.2110.690.6
04/21/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #12Science8.1118.782.5
04/22/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #13Science6.5125.276
04/23/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #14Science8.2133.467.8
04/25/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #15Science7.7141.160.1
04/26/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #16Science8.8149.951.3
04/27/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #17Science8157.943.3
04/29/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #18Science8.3166.235
04/30/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #19Science9.3175.525.7
05/01/182018 OIB Arctic -Science #20Science7.4182.918.3
05/03/182018 OIB Arctic -Return Transit Leg #1Transit6.4189.311.9
05/03/182018 OIB Arctic -Return Transit Leg #2Transit0.6189.911.3
05/03/182018 OIB Arctic -Return Transit Leg #3Transit0.5190.410.8

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - P-3 Orion 04/06/18 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

OIB completed the baseline priority Laxon Line mission. This mission is a near-exact repeat of similar missions flown each year of OIB beginning in 2009. In addition to Level-1 Requirements SI1 and SI2, the flight addresses sea ice level 1 baseline requirement SI3a by providing data on the thickness gradient and distribution of perennial and seasonal ice across the Arctic Basin.
 
Overall this was a very smooth flight. Only a small section of clouds were present about mid-way through the flight but this did not cause a loss in data collection. DMS was able to fix their primary camera system which had failed during the previous flight and collected good data throughout. All other instruments performed well with no issues.
 
 
 
Data Volumes
 
ATM T6: 114 Gb
ATM T7: 136 Gb
CAMBOT: 84 Gb
FLIR: 12 Gb
KT19: 12 Mb
DMS: 103.0 Gb
 
Snow radar: 1.14 Tb
MCoRDS: 160 Gb (Experimental high altitude ping pong data)
Accumulation radar: No data collected
 
Data on: 1426
Data off: 2008