Other: GV 10/07/15

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Aircraft: 
Other: GV - 16M026
Flight Number: 
14
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-2015
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
10.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:10/07/15 12:00 Z Finish:10/07/15 22:08 Z
Flight Time:10.3 hours
Log Number:16M026PI:John Woods
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:RF08, All went well today, coverage map of where we got through with LVIS is attached. Color shows surface elevation (higher is red, lower is blue). The few areas where we encountered clouds, the laser was able to penetrate through alot of it - although we lost data on the westernmost edge of the third line. Great data again! Thanks all! Michelle OIB-South flew another hybrid plan with land ice and sea ice today to take advantage of the only cloud hole in the region. A coverage map from Michelle Hofton is attached which shows the areas covered in today's flight. The eastern set of land ice lines are new and densify the existing grid (consisting of ICESat lines). The western lines are medium priority repeats from the 2011 LVIS survey. The sea ice lines are also a new set which took advantage of a hole in the clouds on the transit. On the return transit the team attempted to get an ice sheet line requested by the Chileans, but clouds prevented data collection in the region. No ramp passes were conducted due to a solar flare warning. (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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