Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/02/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T
Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Mission Location: 
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Mission Summary: 

All,

LVIS successfully completed a flight to the Helheim/Kangerdlussuq area today. We flew the 2 grid lines closest to the coast as well as transiting to and from along transit/K-transect (though predicted cloudy)  since no impact to flight time. 
 
A stronger than forecast tail/head wind and impacts to fuel meant that we were not able to fly the short lines over Kangerdlussuaq glacier - though we have another chance to get these on a second flight to this area.  Data collection along the lines was clear with LVIS and the camera operating normally. Although cloudy on the transits, the laser was able to often range to the surface meaning elevation measurements were collected en route particularly on the eastern side of the island. The transit along the K-transect was too cloudy for surface returns. 
 
Tomorrow will be a down day and we will start ops again on Monday.
Thanks!
Michelle
Related Flight Report: 

Other: Dynamic Aviation B200 T 09/02/17

Flight Number: 
OIBSM17-SciF05
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-LVISF2017
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.6 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:09/02/17 12:40 Z Finish:09/02/17 18:16 Z
Flight Time:5.6 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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