HU-25A Guardian #524 09/01/16

Download PDF
Flight Number: 
OIB 2016 on HU-25 #20
Payload Configuration: 
ATM
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
3.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:09/01/16 15:37 Z Finish:09/01/16 19:03 Z
Flight Time:3.4 hours
Log Number:16F003PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Thomas Wagner - NASA - SMD - ESD Cryosphere & International Polar Year
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science research flight over Southwest Coastal A route. Nearly 100 % coverage at FL280 with scenic photo opportunities over Narsarsuaq and southern coastlines.
Flight Hour Summary: 
16F003
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS121.25
Total Used126.9
Total Remaining-5.65
16F003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/29/16OIB 2016 on HU25A ICFScience22119.25
07/11/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #1Ferry2.64.6116.65
07/11/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #2Ferry2.57.1114.15
07/11/16 - 07/12/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #3Ferry2.29.3111.95
07/12/16 - 07/13/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #4Ferry2.611.9109.35
07/13/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #5Science3.415.3105.95
07/14/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #6Science3.518.8102.45
07/15/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #7Science3.722.598.75
07/19/16 - 07/20/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #8Science3.626.195.15
07/20/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #9Science3.429.591.75
07/21/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #10Science3.633.188.15
07/22/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #11Ferry3.93784.25
07/22/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #12Ferry3.240.281.05
07/22/16OIB 2016 on HU25A #13Ferry2.142.378.95
08/23/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #14Science2.344.676.65
08/25/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #15Ferry3.247.873.45
08/25/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #16Ferry2.25071.25
08/27/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #17Science3.753.767.55
08/29/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #18Science3.857.563.75
08/29/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #19Science3.56160.25
09/01/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #20Science3.464.456.85
09/02/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #21Science3.868.253.05
09/02/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #22Science3.87249.25
09/05/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #23Science0.672.648.65
09/06/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #24Science3.576.145.15
09/09/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #25Science3.579.641.65
09/09/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #26Science3.583.138.15
09/10/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #27Science386.135.15
09/11/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #28Science3.99031.25
09/11/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #29Science3.793.727.55
09/12/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #30Science3.39724.25
09/12/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #31Science2.799.721.55
09/13/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #32Science4103.717.55
09/13/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #33Science2.9106.614.65
09/15/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #34Science3.7110.310.95
09/16/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #35Ferry2.4112.78.55
09/16/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #35Ferry1.7114.46.85
09/16/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #35Ferry1.7116.15.15
09/17/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #38Ferry2.8118.92.35
09/17/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #38Ferry2.9121.8-0.55
09/19/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #40Ferry2.5124.3-3.05
09/19/16OIB 2016 on HU-25 #40Ferry2.6126.9-5.65

Flight Reports began being entered into this system as of 2012 flights. If there were flights flown under an earlier log number the flight reports are not available online.

Related Science Report: 

OIB - HU-25C Guardian #524 09/01/16 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Falcon Southwest Coastal A (priority: high)

This mission is one of three (with Falcon Southwest Coastal B and C), which together refly most of the the “Southwest Coastal A and B” missions flown in Spring 2016. These three flights work together in an interlaced (working upward from the coast) manner. This particular flight concentrates on the first and fourth lowermost of the coast-parallel lines, plus two additional lines covering a southern lobe of the ice sheet.

Most of northern and central Greenland were covered in a stratus cloud layer today.  However the clouds had an abrupt southern edge at a latitude almost exactly that of Kangerlussuaq, with the southern portion of the Greenland ice sheet being totally clear.  We selected this flight because the southwest is the only area with a total of three flights in it, and we will need at least one more clear full day there to finish all three missions.  We estimate that we achieved successful data collection over 98% of the flight, with the only missing area being the northern 30-50 km of the lowermost line near Kangerlussuaq.

All instruments performed well.

We conducted a ramp pass at 4000' prior to landing.

Data volumes:
CAMBOT: 16 Gb images
Narrow Swath ATM: 19 Gb
FLIR: 6.7 Gb

total data collection time: 3.1 hrs

Images: 

Map of Southwest Coastal A

Kangiata Nunaata Sermia

Tidewater terminus in south Greenland