DC-8 - AFRC 08/23/19

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
FIREX-AQ 2019 Configuration
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
6.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:08/23/19 17:01 Z Finish:08/23/19 23:57 Z
Flight Time:6.9 hours
Log Number:198002PI:Barry Lefer
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Tropospheric Composition Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:2967 miles
Comments:On Friday, we continued to find success sampling small (and tiny) burns in the the Mississippi River Valley. We focused on improving statistics by adding to the number of fires sampled, and also adding some additional samplings at different altitudes to enable some estimation of the impacts of aging/chemistry/dilution. Some transects of clouds and smoky clouds were obtained as well. Remote sensing of the heat signatures of the fires should be useful for satellite comparisons (satellite detects were again used as the primary “fine tuning” tool on directing the aircraft).
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS150
Total Used158.1
Total Remaining-8.1
198002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/09/19 - 07/10/191325Check331471020
07/15/19 - 07/16/191327Check3.56.5143.51505
07/22/19 - 07/23/191333Science6.813.3136.72924
07/24/19 - 07/25/191334Science3.416.7133.31462
07/25/19 - 07/26/191335Science6.122.8127.22623
07/29/19 - 07/30/191336Science6.929.7120.32967
07/30/19 - 07/31/191337Science7.236.9113.13096
08/02/19 - 08/03/191338Science6.1431072752
08/03/19 - 08/04/191339Science6.849.8100.22924
08/06/19 - 08/07/191340Science7.557.392.73225
08/07/19 - 08/08/191341Science6.764862881
08/08/19 - 08/09/191342Science6.470.479.62752
08/12/19 - 08/13/191343Science7.878.271.83354
08/13/19 - 08/14/191344Science7.685.864.23268
08/15/19 - 08/16/191345Science6.592.357.72795
08/16/19 - 08/17/191346Science7.599.850.23225
08/26/19 - 08/27/191350Science8.1123.526.53483
08/31/19 - 09/01/191353Science7.2144.85.23096

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