POSIDON - WB-57 #927 10/28/16 Science Report

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Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Mission: 
POSIDON
Mission Location: 
Guam
Mission Summary: 

This flight provided additional measurements of TTL cirrus downstream of deep convection and additional characterization of the western Pacific ozone distribution in the upper troposphere. The highlight of the flight was detection of SO2 enhancements in the TTL near the southern end of the flight track from volcanic emissions in the area. 

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WB-57 #927 10/28/16

Flight Number: 
16
Payload Configuration: 
POSIDON
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.4 hours
Archive Data: 
20161028 (12 archive (plain-text) files; 545 image files)
Flight Segments: 
From:PGUMTo:PGUM
Start:10/28/16 11:08 Z Finish:10/28/16 16:33 Z
Flight Time:5.4 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. This sortie was flown to the south to sample volcanic sulfur gas distribution to the tropopause. Vertical profiles between 43000’ and 57000’ MSL were accomplished. The mission was completely successful.
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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