Other: GV 10/03/15

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Aircraft: 
Other: GV - 16M026
Flight Number: 
12
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-2015
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
10.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:10/03/15 12:55 Z Finish:10/03/15 23:32 Z
Flight Time:10.8 hours
Log Number:16M026PI:John Woods
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:RF06, Palmer area. The G-V flew over the Antarctic Peninsula covering the Palmer Land and the Larsen D ice shelf regions. The mission had to be adapted to best fit into a hole in the clouds, about two thirds of the mission is from the original high priority Larsen D flight plan with some of the coastal sections dropped. To make up for the lost lines, this mission has been enhanced to include multiple ICESat tracks in the region. Meteorological forecasts were conflicting, most models showed conditions were to improve as the day goes on while some showed conditions worsening. The clouds held for the most part and laser returns from approximately 95% of the flight plan were obtained, data loss occurred in the southern portion of the line only making for an overall excellent day. (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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