Other: GV 09/29/15

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Aircraft: 
Other: GV - 15M046
Flight Number: 
10
Payload Configuration: 
OiB-2015
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
10.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:09/29/15 11:59 Z Finish:09/29/15 22:12 Z
Flight Time:10.4 hours
Log Number:15M046PI:John Woods
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Antarctic research flight, SeelyeLoop, Weddell sea. Today the GV flew the baseline priority Seelye Loop mission in the Weddell Sea. This was the only possible flight plan we could do as all other areas were cloudy or too cold for the aircraft to safely fly into. The weather forecast for this flight line was difficult, none of our forecast models showed a consensus and each has shown peculiarities with regard to clouds over sea ice. We knew we would lose some data to clouds, but expected that the majority of the line would be clear so we decided to launch. Overall, it turned out much better than we had expected with a rough guess that we achieved lidar coverage over 80% of the line. The main areas of data loss occurred in the northeast bound leg near the Brunt Ice Shelf and on the northwest portion of the final leg near the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to the relative shortness of the original flight plan, we added in a CryoSat-2 underpass near the eastern portion of the flight line. There were no clouds in this region and we began the line just as the satellite passed overhead making for an excellent addition to the data set. The successful completion of this flight provides our first dedicated sea ice line of the campaign. (Nathan Kurtz)
Flight Hour Summary: 
15M04616M026
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS18015
Flight Hours Previously Approved 109.5
Total Used62.7148.1
Total Remaining -23.6
16M026 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/01/1511Science1.81.8122.7
10/03/1512Science10.812.6111.9
10/05/1513Science1123.6100.9
10/07/1514Science10.333.990.6
10/10/1515Science10.544.480.1
10/12/1516Science10.855.269.3
10/14/15 - 10/15/1517Science9.364.560
10/17/1517Science11.876.348.2
10/19/1518Other2.278.546
10/20/1519Science10.889.335.2
10/22/1520Science10.9100.224.3
10/25/1521Science10.2110.414.1
10/27/15 - 10/28/1522Science11.1121.53
10/29/1523Science10131.5-7
10/31/1524Other2.2133.7-9.2
11/01/1525Other5.1138.8-14.3
11/02/15 - 11/03/1526Other9.3148.1-23.6
15M046 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/10/151Check44176
09/11/152Check2.86.8173.2
09/11/15 - 09/12/153Check1.78.5171.5
09/17/154Check3.712.2167.8
09/18/155Transit2.114.3165.7
09/18/15 - 09/19/155Transit7.822.1157.9
09/19/156Transit6.728.8151.2
09/22/157Science10.539.3140.7
09/24/158Science1150.3129.7
09/26/159Science9.860.1119.9
09/29/1510Science10.470.5109.5

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