ORACLES - P-3 Orion - WFF 09/24/16 Science Report

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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Mission Summary: 

This was a coastal flight, going farther north (to 8 S) than any other ORACLES 2016 flight. We went along 11 E to sample an intense young plume forecast by WRF. We did find the plume, and this flight will be very useful for aerosol properties in the FT. The MBL was complicated by the presence of 2 or 3 layers of cloud, and we encountered intermediate-level clouds high in the plume. These complicate the radiation measurements as well as the FT/MBL exchange.

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P-3 Orion - WFF 09/24/16

Flight Number: 
ORACLES Science flight #12
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
9.2 hours
Archive Data: 
20160924 (157 binary files; 24 archive (plain-text) files)
Flight Segments: 
Start:09/24/16 06:37 Z Finish:09/24/16 15:51 Z
Flight Time:9.2 hours
Log Number:16P001PI:Jens Redemann
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS160
Total Used155
Total Remaining5
16P001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/31/16ATF #1Check1.21.2158.8
08/02/16PTF #1Check2.84156
08/05/16PTF #2Check3.97.9152.1
08/12/16ATF #2Check0.88.7151.3
08/24/16Transit Flight #1Transit614.7145.3
08/25/16Transit Flight #2Transit9.724.4135.6
08/27/16Transit Flight #3Transit6.831.2128.8
08/30/16ORACLES Science flight #1Science1.632.8127.2
08/31/16ORACLES Science flight #2Science8.140.9119.1
09/02/16ORACLES Science flight #3Science8.149111
09/04/16ORACLES Science flight #4Science857103
09/06/16ORACLES Science flight #5Science86595
09/08/16ORACLES Science flight #6Science8.173.186.9
09/10/16ORACLES Science flight #7Science8.181.278.8
09/12/16ORACLES Science flight #8Science8.489.670.4
09/14/16ORACLES Science flight #9Science8.197.762.3
09/18/16ORACLES Science flight #10Science8.2105.954.1
09/20/16ORACLES Science flight #11Science8.4114.345.7
09/24/16ORACLES Science flight #12Science9.2123.536.5
09/25/16ORACLES Science flight #13Science8.8132.327.7
09/27/16Return Transit #1Transit7.3139.620.4
09/29/16Return Transit #2Transit9.2148.811.2
09/30/16Return Transit #3Transit5.5154.35.7
09/30/16Return Transit #4Transit0.71555

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