POSIDON - WB-57 #927 10/15/16 Science Report

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Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Mission: 
POSIDON
Mission Location: 
Guam
Mission Summary: 

This flight provided an ideal opportunity to sample gases and clouds detrained from a tropical cyclone. The WB-57 profiled through the TTL throughout the flight, sampling cirrus just downstream of convection extending well above 50 kft and through thin cirrus up to the tropopause. Instruments performed well. 

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WB-57 #927 10/15/16

Flight Number: 
9
Payload Configuration: 
POSIDON
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
4.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:PGUMTo:PGUM
Start:10/15/16 10:12 Z Finish:10/15/16 15:00 Z
Flight Time:4.8 hours
Log Number:17W003PI:Eric Jensen
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Payloads: MMS, DLH, CPI, 2DS, SO2, H20, POPS, WAS, PANTHER AND 03 LITE. SATCOM type was INMARSAT. High flight. The mission flew approx. 250 nmi southwest of Guam and sampled outflow from TS Haima using several racetrack patterns prior to returning to Guam. A repeating climb/descend profile was executed during the mission.
Flight Hour Summary: 
16W00717W003
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS5842
Flight Hours Previously Approved 50.5
Total Used7.590.3
Total Remaining 2.2
17W003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
10/01/163Ferry4.44.488.1
10/02/164Ferry5.710.182.4
10/03/165Ferry5.91676.5
10/09/166Ferry4.220.272.3
10/12/167Science5.725.966.6
10/14/168Science5.331.261.3
10/15/169Science4.83656.5
10/18/1610Science5.741.750.8
10/19/1611Science5.747.445.1
10/21/1612Science5.65339.5
10/24/1613Check1.354.338.2
10/25/1614Science4.558.833.7
10/26/1615Science5.564.328.2
10/28/1616Science5.469.722.8
10/31/1617Ferry5.274.917.6
11/01/1618Ferry5.980.811.7
11/02/1619Ferry5.686.46.1
11/03/1620Ferry3.990.32.2
16W007 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
09/13/161Science2.12.155.9
09/15/162Science5.47.550.5

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