OIB Summer/Fall 2017 - Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/20/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T
Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mission: 
OIB Summer/Fall 2017
Mission Location: 
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Mission Summary: 

Hi everyone

Today we flew the last flight of the mission following a slightly enhanced SEgrid1 plan - 2 of the SE coastal lines plus 2 remaining lines (a west coast grid and an icesat line) closer to Kangerlussuaq. We had planned takeoff time to give the coastal clouds time to dissipate and as a result (models were correct today), few clouds were encountered on the flight. Both LVIS and camera operated normally. Attached is a phot take by Dave Rabine of the SE coast showing the clouds retreating.
 
This was the final flight of the mission, we plan to pack tomorrow and if possible, the plane will depart for the trip back to the US. LVIS crew leave on Friday via Copenhagen. Spatial coverage from the mission has been excellent (see below - with yesterday and today’s flight shown in blue) - a direct result of the reliability of both the plane and LVIS instrument and the flexibility of the crews both here at at home - thank you to everyone involved! 
 
Best regards,
Michelle
Related Flight Report: 

Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/20/17

Flight Number: 
OIBSM17-SciF15
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-LVISF2017
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
6.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:09/20/17 13:12 Z Finish:09/20/17 19:45 Z
Flight Time:6.5 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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