POSIDON - WB-57 #927 10/18/16 Science Report

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mission: 
POSIDON
Mission Location: 
Guam
Mission Summary: 

This flight provided extensive sampling of cirrus throughout the TTL, additional tracer measurements in the air mass perturbed by typhoon Haima, sampling of an enhanced SO2 layer in the uppermost troposphere that was predicted by GEOS5 chemical transport model, and measurements of a water vapor gradient across the leading edge of TTL cirrus over Guam. Instruments mostly performed well. 

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WB-57 #927 10/18/16

Flight Number: 
10
Payload Configuration: 
POSIDON
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Archive Data: 
20161018 (12 archive (plain-text) files; 422 image files)
Flight Segments: 
From:PGUMTo:PGUM
Start:10/18/16 10:04 Z Finish:10/18/16 15:46 Z
Flight Time:5.7 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, SID3, CPI, 2DS, SO2, H20, POPS, WAS, PANTHER AND 03 LITE. SATCOM type was INMARSAT. High flight. Flew SE toward the S/SE boundaries of the outflow from Typhoon Haima in an altitude band of FL480 FL580. On the return trip, the aircraft flew past Guam outbound and returned. A balloon launch occurred at 1400 at the United hangar. Onboard OAT measurements were running on average -74C at altitude.
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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