Other: NOAA P-3 04/20/16

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Other: NOAA P-3 - 16M030
Flight Number: 
Sea Ice Laxon Line
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-Spring 2016
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
8.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:04/20/16 13:38 Z Finish:04/20/16 22:22 Z
Flight Time:8.7 hours
Log Number:16M030PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science Transit to PAFA
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used148.7
Total Remaining51.3
16M030 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
04/15/16Repo 1Ferry0.57.2192.8
04/16/16Repo 2Ferry2.910.1189.9
04/18/16Repo 3Ferry7.117.2182.8
04/19/16Sea Ice EurekaScience7.324.5175.5
04/20/16Sea Ice Laxon LineScience8.733.2166.8
04/21/16 - 04/22/16Sea Ice SIZRS ZigzagScience8.341.5158.5
04/30/16Sea Ice South Basin TransectScience8.850.3149.7
05/03/16Sea Ice North Pole TransectScience7.657.9142.1
05/04/16Sea Ice South Canada BasinScience7.965.8134.2
05/09/16Land Ice Zachariae-79NScience7.673.4126.6
05/10/16Land Ice Northwest Coastal AScience679.4120.6
05/11/16Land Ice Umanaq BScience7.186.5113.5
05/12/16Land Ice Southeast CoastalScience7.393.8106.2
05/13/16Land Ice Helheim-KangerdlugssuaqScience7.8101.698.4
05/14/16Land Ice SW Coastal AScience7.8109.490.6
05/16/16Land Ice Thomas-Jakobshavn 01Science7.9117.382.7
05/17/16Land Ice Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq Gap BScience8.1125.474.6
05/18/16Land Ice IceSat-2 CentralScience7.7133.166.9
05/19/16Land Ice East Glaciers 01Science7.1140.259.8
05/21/16Ferry BGSF_KMCFFerry8.5148.751.3

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - Other: NOAA P-3 04/20/16 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

OIB flew the Laxon Line sea ice mission. Clouds were present near the beginning of the line in the Lincoln Sea but were patchy enough that we obtained intermittent data throughout. Conditions remained otherwise clear throughout the rest of the flight with ATM data returns over approximately 95% of the flight line. Leads were sparse in the early part of the flight and increased in frequency as the flight progressed. All systems operated nominally during the flight with MCoRDS also obtaining some opportunistic data over land ice during the transit from Thule to the sea ice line. Fouling of the ATM optical window occurred again though not to a degree to impact the data.
Data volumes:
ATM: 32 Gb  some window contamination probable later in flight
FLIR: 4 Gb
DMS: 111 Gb
Ku-Band Radar: 131 Gb
MCoRDS: 396 Gb
Snow Radar: 131 Gb
BESST: (write error caused loss of data collection 1 hour after instrument turn on)

Total data collection time: 6.8 hrs