Gulfstream V - JSC 10/24/19 - 10/25/19

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
10.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:10/24/19 22:15 Z Finish:10/25/19 08:21 Z
Flight Time:10.1 hours
Log Number:205003PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:4400 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS350
Total Used248.4
Total Remaining101.6
205003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/21/19 - 10/22/19GV-51Transit5.318.6331.42300
10/23/19 - 10/24/19GV-53Science10.235.8314.24400
10/24/19 - 10/25/19GV-54Science10.145.9304.14400
10/26/19 - 10/27/19GV-55Science10.456.3293.74500
10/27/19 - 10/28/19GV-56Science10.266.5283.54400
10/28/19 - 10/29/19GV-57Science10.176.6273.44400
10/29/19 - 10/30/19GV-58Science1086.6263.44400
10/31/19 - 11/01/19GV-59Science10.296.8253.24400
11/02/19 - 11/03/19GV-60Science10.6107.4242.64600
11/03/19 - 11/04/19GV-61Science9.61172334200
11/04/19 - 11/05/19GV-62Science10.3127.3222.74500
11/05/19 - 11/06/19GV-63Science10.2137.5212.54400
11/07/19 - 11/08/19GV-64Science10147.5202.54400
11/08/19 - 11/09/19GV-65Science9.51571934100
11/09/19 - 11/10/19GV-66Science10.2167.2182.84400
11/13/19 - 11/14/19GV-67Science10.2177.4172.64400
11/14/19 - 11/15/19GV-68Science10.4187.8162.24500
11/16/19 - 11/17/19GV-69Science9.9197.7152.34300
11/17/19 - 11/18/19GV-70Science9.9207.6142.44300
11/18/19 - 11/19/19GV-71Science10.3217.9132.14500
11/19/19 - 11/20/19GV-72Science10.4228.3121.74500
11/20/19 - 11/21/19GV-73Science3.5231.8118.21500

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OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 10/25/19 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

Flight Report: 10/25/19
OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Tomorrow OIB will take a required crew rest day for the GV crew. We will continue to conduct science missions on Sunday. A few possible options already look promising with the current forecasts.
Mission: Holmes-Frost IS-2
Priority: High
IceBridge flew the high priority land ice mission Holmes-Frost IS-2 for its second mission of the campaign today. This mission was designed to fly two ICESat-2 RGT’s over slow moving ice in order to get more detailed information with snow radar data of the accumulation and firn layers on the ice. This is of particular importance because reanalysis like MERRA-2 and regional climate models like RACMO have discrepancies accumulation in this area. Reducing uncertainties here, along IS-2 RGTs will help to improve firn modeling and accumulation used in IS-2 surface mass balance estimates. Thus, data collected during this mission today is of great importance.
Conditions were similar to yesterday with katabatic flow off the ice sheet. This scenario causes clear skies in the region of the flow, which was what was encountered during flight. Clouds were again present to the east and west of our targeted mission area. All was smooth sailing during flight except for mild turbulence near the coast.
All instruments performed well today with 100% data collection. A ramp pass was also done at the end of the mission at 2000 feet AGL.
ICESat-2 RGT latencies (+/- indicates OIB surveyed after/before ICESat-2):
0749 (- 20 days)
0559 (-8 days)
Data volumes collected during today’s mission, which consisted of 3.1 hours of data collection:
ATM:  50 Gb
CAMBOT: 121  Gb
FLIR:  7 Gb
Narrow Swath ATM:  76 Gb green
Narrow Swath ATM: 72 Gb IR
VNIR: 27 Gb
SWIR:  39 Gb
Snow Radar: 622  Gb
MCoRDS: 285 Gb
Gravity: 4.5 Gb