Greenland - Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 08/30/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Mission: 
Greenland
Mission Location: 
Thule, Greenland
Mission Summary: 

Hello everyone

LVIS flew the IS2North plan today with clear skies along the sections of lines above ~79N. For these sections of IS2 and glacier lines (including Petermann), coverage was good and both LVIS and camera operated normally. 
Multilevel clouds, overcast skies and few breaks were experienced on remaining line segments. 
Unfortunately the forecast indicates an overall continuation of this pattern into the weekend, but one model does show some clearing in the Thule area tomorrow which perhaps indicates an opportunity to collect some more NW coastal lines. We will transit to Kanger on Friday along least cloudy lines to begin ops there next week.
 
Data collection along Petermann glacier was clear providing a view of the new, small crack in the center. But with iced-over windows on the plane at 28,000', it was tough to get a photo. The attached is one of the clearer ones taken by Bryan Blair out the front window.
 
Thanks!
michelle
Images: 

Photo of recently-formed crack in center of Petermann glacier, taken from 28,000' from the cockpit window of the B200-T

Petermann Glacier calving front and crack
Related Flight Report: 

Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 08/30/17

Flight Number: 
OIBSM17-SciF03
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-LVISF2017
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGTLTo:BGTL
Start:08/30/17 12:07 Z Finish:08/30/17 17:35 Z
Flight Time:5.5 hours
Log Number:17M048PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
17M048
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS123
Total Used128.5
Total Remaining-5.5
17M048 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
08/16/17OIBSM17-TF01Check2.12.1120.9
08/17/17OIBSM17-TF02Check46.1116.9
08/19/17OIBSM17-TF03Check2.68.7114.3
08/21/17OIBSM17-TF04Check2.411.1111.9
08/21/17OIBSM17-TF04Check1.712.8110.2
08/22/17OIBSM17-FF01Ferry2.215108
08/22/17OIBSM17-FF01Ferry3.118.1104.9
08/23/17OIBSM17-FF02Ferry422.1100.9
08/24/17OIBSM17-FF03Ferry3.625.797.3
08/25/17OIBSM17-SciF01Science5.33192
08/29/17OIBSM17-SciF02Science73885
08/30/17OIBSM17-SciF03Science5.543.579.5
09/01/17OIBSM17-SciF04Science447.575.5
09/02/17OIBSM17-SciF05Science5.653.169.9
09/04/17OIBSM17-SciF06Science7.760.862.2
09/05/17OIBSM17-SciF07Science7.368.154.9
09/06/17OIBSM17-SciF08Science4.272.350.7
09/09/17OIBSM17-SciF09Science6.578.844.2
09/12/17OIBSM17-SciF10Science5.984.738.3
09/12/17OIBSM17-SciF11Science5.189.833.2
09/13/17OIBSM17-SciF12Science695.827.2
09/18/17OIBSM17-SciF13Science4.4100.222.8
09/19/17OIBSM17-SciF14Science6.6106.816.2
09/20/17OIBSM17-SciF15Science6.5113.39.7
09/21/17OIBSM17-FF04Ferry4.1117.45.6
09/22/17OIBSM17-FF05Ferry4121.41.6
09/22/17OIBSM17-FF05Ferry2.1123.5-0.5
09/22/17OIBSM17-FF05Ferry1124.5-1.5
10/05/17OIBSM17-TF05Check4128.5-5.5

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