HU-25C Guardian 10/22/15

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Flight Number: 
OIB2015 Arctic Mopup South
Payload Configuration: 
ATM & DMS
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:10/22/15 10:14 Z Finish:10/22/15 12:12 Z
Flight Time:2 hours
Log Number:16F002PI:John Woods
Funding Source:Thomas Wagner - NASA - SMD - ESD Cryosphere & International Polar Year
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:OIB Science flight #22, final mission for OIB Arctic melt season. Flown as planned at FL310 with little cloud interruption. 99% of data collected. Ramp pass at 5,000 feet obscured by overcast clouds was ineffective. Next event is ferry N525NA home.
Flight Hour Summary: 
15F00516F002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS100
Flight Hours Previously Approved 67.4
Total Used32.665.3
Total Remaining 2.1
16F002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/05/15OIB2015 Arctic Sea Ice CentralScience3.63.663.8
10/05/15OIB2015 Arctic Sea Ice EastScience3.87.460
10/06/15OIB2015 Arctic Ice-Sat2 NorthScience411.456
10/07/15OIB2015 Arctic Transit Thule to KangerlussuaqTransit213.454
10/08/15OIB2015 Arctic Southwest Coastal AScience3.817.250.2
10/08/15OIB2015 Arctic Thomas-Jakobshavn 01Science3.720.946.5
10/09/15OIB2015 Arctic Umanaq BScience3.924.842.6
10/13/15OIB2015 Arctic Jakobshavn Eqip StoreScience2.927.739.7
10/13/15OIB2015 Arctic Southeast Coastal AScience3.631.336.1
10/18/15OIB2015 Arctic Southeast Coastal BScience4.135.432
10/19/15OIB2015 Arctic Helheim-KangerdlugussuaqScience3.739.128.3
10/19/15OIB2015 Arctic Helheim-Kangerdlugussuaq Gap BScience3.94324.4
10/20/15OIB2015 Arctic Jakobshavn Mop-UpScience3.746.720.7
10/20/15OIB2015 Arctic Southwest Coastal BScience3.750.417
10/21/15OIB2015 Arctic Southwest Coastal CScience3.453.813.6
10/21/15OIB2015 Arctic K-EGIG-SummitScience3.757.59.9
10/22/15OIB2015 Arctic Mopup SouthScience259.57.9
10/22/15OIB2015 Arctic Ferry BGSF-CYYRFerry2.261.75.7
10/23/15OIB2015 Arctic Ferry CYYR-KRICFerry3.3652.4
10/23/15OIB2015 Arctic Ferry CYYR-KRICFerry0.365.32.1
15F005 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/15/15OIB #1Check2.72.797.3
09/20/15OIB #2, 3, 4Ferry2.75.494.6
09/21/15OIB #2, 3, 4Ferry2.37.792.3
09/21/15OIB #2, 3, 4Ferry29.790.3
09/23/15OIB2015 Arctic North Central Gap 02Science3.913.686.4
09/24/15OIB2015 Arctic Northwest Coastal AScience3.717.382.7
09/25/15OIB2015 Arctic Northwest Coastal BScience3.821.178.9
09/28/15OIB2015 Arctic Sea Ice WestScience3.724.875.2
09/30/15OIB2015 Arctic North Central Gap 01Science3.928.771.3
09/30/15OIB2015 Arctic Zachariae-79NScience3.932.667.4

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - HU-25C Guardian 10/22/15 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Falcon Mopup South (priority: n/a)

This short mission is designed to refly the western portions of two east-west transects across the ice sheet originally from the high-priority "Southeast Coastal A" mission.  The portions of these lines west of the ice divide were clouded the day we flew that mission, and those are the portions we are re-flying today.  We extended the lines a few dozen kilometers to the east from the divide, in order to assure connectivity and overlap with the clear areas from the original flight.

Weather was once again quite good for this flight.  The east-west survey lines were bookended by low clouds on both their east and west ends, but we successfully surveyed both lines in their entirety except for the fogged westernmost few kilometers of the northern line, for 99% data coverage.

All instruments performed well.

We conducted a ramp pass at 5000' MSL just prior to landing.

Data volumes:
DMS: 5.5 Gb
Narrow Swath ATM: 9 Gb
FLIR: 868 Mb

total data collection time: 1.5 hrs

Images: 

Map of Falcon - Mopup South