OIB Summer/Fall 2017 - Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/19/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T
Date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mission: 
OIB Summer/Fall 2017
Mission Location: 
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Mission Summary: 

Hello everyone

LVIS just completed a flight to collect data over the three Icesat lines at Summit, also collecting data along various target lines on the way to and from. The forecast at Summit was not ideal and so we decided to repeat the 3 lines there in order to give ourselves a second chance if clouds were passing through. Clouds were indeed passing through, however the laser was able to penetrate through the clouds on both passes ensuring good coverage. Transits between the other target lines and Summit were cloudy (fog) but all over lines were clear. We finished the flight with calibration passes of Kangerlussuaq airport.
Thanks!
Michelle
 
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Russell glacier, Greenland

Russell glacier, Greenland
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Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/19/17

Flight Number: 
OIBSM17-SciF14
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-LVISF2017
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
6.6 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:09/19/17 13:30 Z Finish:09/19/17 20:06 Z
Flight Time:6.6 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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