OIB - DC-8 11/05/16 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Mission: 
OIB
Mission Location: 
Antarctica
Mission Summary: 

IceBridge successfully completed the high priority Getz 5 mission. This is a new mission, one of a suite of four designed to supplement the 2009-2012 Getz Ice Shelf flights. The twofold purpose is to continue mapping the sub ice-shelf bathymetry using the gravimeter, and to continue mapping the ice surface and bedrock upstream of the grounding line. This particular flight includes a repeat centerline run of the Devicq Glacier and nearby ICESat track which should also serve as a tie line. The along-shore line near the grounding line is coincident with an LVIS track.

All instruments performed well during the flight with no loss of data due to clouds or other instrument issues. The ATM narrow scan system collected about 1 hour of high altitude data on the transit in, and about 50 minutes on the line for overlap with the wide scan system.

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DC-8 11/05/16 - 11/06/16

Flight Number: 
1154
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-ATM NAV/ATM GPS/ATM-T5/T6/ATM FLIR/ATM CAMBOT MCoRDS/SNOW/Ku RADAR DMS/POS-AV GRAVIMETER & ARMAS (piggyback)
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
11.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:11/05/16 12:59 Z Finish:11/06/16 00:43 Z
Flight Time:11.7 hours
Log Number:178010PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Good flight. The aircraft came back in good condition. A ramp overpass calibration was flown at the start of the mission. All science instruments reported good data collection. This was a new mission, one of a suite of four designed to supplement the 2009-2012 Getz Ice Shelf flights. The twofold purpose is to continue mapping the sub ice-shelf bathymetry using the gravimeter, and to continue mapping the ice surface and bedrock upstream of the grounding line.
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

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