OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 11/06/19 Science Report

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Mission Location: 
Matusevich 01
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Matusevich 01
Priority: High
This mission is designed to survey the lower Matusevich Glacier and its ice shelf, plus adjoining Lauritzen Bay and the Slava Ice Shelf, on a 10 km grid. We also fly a flux gate upstream of the area. In addition, we fly an ICESat-2 track as a tie line for the ice shelf grid, and we also refly the 2013 OIB centerline of the Matusevich Glacier and shelf, which can serve as an additional tie line since its lower portion is very straight. The companion Matusevich 02 mission improves the grid density to 5 km.
This mission got off to an early start and proceeded very smoothly, with only light to moderate katabatic flow from eastern Wilkes Land experienced while on-station. This mission has something for everyone: flowline, ice-shelf grid and a fluxgate, so it was the favored choice of the high-priority missions in the region. All instruments performed well with 100% data collection during a total survey time of 3 hours, and a ramp pass at 1,500 ft AGL. This was also the last OIB mission that Jim Yungel joins, and we thank him for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of ATM and OIB over the years.
ICESat-2 RGT / latency (± indicates OIB surveyed after/before ICESat-2):
0954 / –22 days
Attached images:

  1. Map of today’s mission (John Sonntag / NASA)
  2. Thompson Peak, in the Wilson Hills east of Matusevich Glacier (John Sonntag / NASA)
  3. Lower Matusevich Glacier (John Sonntag / NASA)

Thompson Peak, in the Wilson Hills east of Matusevich Glacier

Lower Matusevich Glacier

Related Flight Report: 

Gulfstream V - JSC 11/05/19 - 11/06/19

Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
10.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/05/19 21:48 Z Finish:11/06/19 07:57 Z
Flight Time:10.2 hours
Log Number:205003PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:4400 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS350
Total Used248.4
Total Remaining101.6
205003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/21/19 - 10/22/19GV-51Transit5.318.6331.42300
10/23/19 - 10/24/19GV-53Science10.235.8314.24400
10/24/19 - 10/25/19GV-54Science10.145.9304.14400
10/26/19 - 10/27/19GV-55Science10.456.3293.74500
10/27/19 - 10/28/19GV-56Science10.266.5283.54400
10/28/19 - 10/29/19GV-57Science10.176.6273.44400
10/29/19 - 10/30/19GV-58Science1086.6263.44400
10/31/19 - 11/01/19GV-59Science10.296.8253.24400
11/02/19 - 11/03/19GV-60Science10.6107.4242.64600
11/03/19 - 11/04/19GV-61Science9.61172334200
11/04/19 - 11/05/19GV-62Science10.3127.3222.74500
11/05/19 - 11/06/19GV-63Science10.2137.5212.54400
11/07/19 - 11/08/19GV-64Science10147.5202.54400
11/08/19 - 11/09/19GV-65Science9.51571934100
11/09/19 - 11/10/19GV-66Science10.2167.2182.84400
11/13/19 - 11/14/19GV-67Science10.2177.4172.64400
11/14/19 - 11/15/19GV-68Science10.4187.8162.24500
11/16/19 - 11/17/19GV-69Science9.9197.7152.34300
11/17/19 - 11/18/19GV-70Science9.9207.6142.44300
11/18/19 - 11/19/19GV-71Science10.3217.9132.14500
11/19/19 - 11/20/19GV-72Science10.4228.3121.74500
11/20/19 - 11/21/19GV-73Science3.5231.8118.21500

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