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ER-2 #806 05/12/16

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Flight Number: 
16-6019
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C and PICARD
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.3 hours
Comments: 
The objective for Flight 16-6019 was to fly over the Sierra snowpack with AVIRIS-C with the PICARD instrument flying piggyback. The target area was Sagehen, north of Lake Tahoe, like the 1st Snow Research flight on March 24. Several people commented that for today's flight, the atmosphere was the driest it's been in months. AVIRIS had a power glitch during pre-flight checks. Chuck Sarture wasn’t sure if the spectrometer was working until he determined later in the flight that it was working. Dean flew the lines east - west as Ian McCubbin suggested. All of the lines were flown in order. Had some mid-level haze. At the north end of the lines there were a few small clouds SW of Lake Tahoe. AVIRIS was topped off at the 4-hour mark. A very successful flight. Dean Neeley was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Date:05/12/16
Flight Time:5.3 hours
Log Number:162023PI:Ian McCubbin
Funding Source:Jared Entin - NASA - SMD - ESD Hydrology Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
152006162023
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS154
Flight Hours Previously Approved 10.6
Total Used4.414.1
Total Remaining 0.5
162023 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
03/24/1616-6006Science3.83.810.8
05/12/1616-6019Science5.39.15.5
05/18/1616-6020Science514.10.5
152006 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
02/24/1515-6020Science4.44.410.6

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