P-3 Orion - WFF 10/15/18

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Flight Number: 
ORACLES Science Flight #9
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Archive Data: 
20181015 (92 binary files; 39 image files; 26 archive (plain-text) files)
Total Flight Time: 
7.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:10/15/18 07:50 Z Finish:10/15/18 15:40 Z
Flight Time:7.8 hours
Log Number:19P018PI:Jens Redemann
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:1700 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS188.5
Flight Hours Previously Approved 144
Total Used44.5110
Total Remaining 34
19P018 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/02/18ORACLES Science Flight #3Science8.58.5135.51940
10/03/18ORACLES Science Flight #4Science8.5171271970
10/05/18ORACLES Science Flight #5Science9261182000
10/07/18ORACLES Science Flight #6Science8.434.4109.62000
10/10/18ORACLES Science Flight #7Science8.342.7101.31970
10/12/18ORACLES Science Flight #8Science5.34896800
10/15/18ORACLES Science Flight #9Science7.855.888.21700
10/17/18ORACLES Science Flight #10Science8.564.379.72000
10/19/18ORACLES Science Flight #11Science872.371.71800
10/21/18ORACLES Science Flight #12Science8.280.563.51800
10/23/18ORACLES Science Flight #13Science8.188.655.41800
10/25/18ORACLES Transit #1Transit7.896.447.62009
10/26/18ORACLES Transit #2Transit7103.440.62100
10/27/18ORACLES Transit #3Transit5.8109.234.81692
10/27/18ORACLES Transit #4Transit0.81103472
18P004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/17/18ORACLES ATFCheck1.31.3187.20
09/19/18ORACLES PTFCheck3.75183.50
09/21/18ORACLES Transit #1Transit6.311.3177.21716
09/22/18ORACLES Transit #2Transit8.219.51692131
09/24/18ORACLES Transit #3/Science FlightTransit9.328.8159.72500
09/27/18ORACLES Science Flight #1Science836.8151.71875
09/30/18ORACLES Science Flight #2Science7.744.51442400

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Related Science Report: 

ORACLES - P-3 Orion - WFF 10/15/18 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

Take –off at 06:58:46UT. During Southbound transit at 18kft, we saw similar situation to Oct 7, i.e. minimal direct contact between smoke and Sc from 3-9S. APR detects heavily precipitating Sc clouds at 5S, in all 3 channels; consistently, SEVIRI shows LWP of > 300 g/m2 . We identified two regions that showed gap (8.5S) and no gap (9.5S) in relative close proximity. Significant drizzle (3-channel APR return) between 11 and 13S. Square spiral at 14S, geometrically thin high smoke loading layer at 13kft, broken Sc. Very clean BL, low cloud bases 500ft; 77ppb CO, BC 30ng, 7Mm-1 scat, 0.23 ACAOD. During sawtooth N-bound, clouds thickening, found peak above-cloud smoke at 12.4S (1.5ug/m3 BC), dropping as we head N. Level legs at 5.5kft yield 220ppb CO, 1.3ug/m3 BC and at 8kft 120-135 ppb CO, 20Mm-1 scat, 300ng/m3 BC. Second set of sawtooth patterns contrasting 9.5 and 8.5S – found smoke near cloud top at 9.5 and gap at 8.5S, as indicated by lidar during S-bound leg. Regular spiral (because of Ci around) at 5.5 S, because lack of data in routine flight coverage at that latitude and drizzle in APR during S-bound leg, measured 0.8g/m3 LWC. Landed at 14:26:14.
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