OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 11/20/19 Science Report

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Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Mission: 
OIB
Mission Location: 
Cook-Ninnis 01
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Cook-Ninnis 01
Priority: High
 
This mission is designed to survey the the Cook and Ninnis Glaciers, in conjunction with the Cook- Ninnis 02-04 flights. This particular flight surveys flux gates above the two glaciers, and one coast- parallel grid line, which lies almost entirely above the grounding line. The grid is designed to supplement earlier airborne measurements collected by the ICECAP Project, with our lines falling midway between the ICECAP lines.
 
An easy call today with consistent forecast and imagery, with moderately-strong katabatic outflow predominating in this region.  Morning satellite imagery confirmed the area  was clear.  We experienced completely clear skies and occasional light turbulence. All instruments performed well, 100% successful data collection minus the bad MCoRDS channel. Due to fuel concerns, we began climbout 60 km prior to the final waypoint (on the easternmost leg of the Cook fluxgate), but continued collecting data on all instruments until past the final waypoint. We performed a ramp pass at 1500 ft AGL on arrival at Hobart.
 
Attached images:

  1. Map of today’s mission (John Sonntag / NASA)
  2. Left winglet of N95NA during a turn, over a background of strikingly large sastrugi on slow-moving ice between Cook and Ninnis Glaciers (John Sonntag /  NASA)
  3. Snow-covered crevasses on upper Ninnis Glacier, with the vast interior of East Antarctica stetching to the horizon  (Caitlin Locke / LDEO)
Images: 

Left winglet of N95NA during a turn, over a background of strikingly large sastrugi on slow-moving ice between Cook and Ninnis Glaciers

Snow-covered crevasses on upper Ninnis Glacier, with the vast interior of East Antarctica stetching to the horizon

Related Flight Report: 

Gulfstream V - JSC 11/19/19 - 11/20/19

Flight Number: 
GV-72
Payload Configuration: 
OIB
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
10.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:YMHBTo:YMHB
Start:11/19/19 21:41 Z Finish:11/20/19 08:03 Z
Flight Time:10.4 hours
Log Number:205003PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:4500 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
205003
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
10/17/19GV-48Science1.91.9348.1800
10/17/19GV-49Science3.25.1344.91400
10/19/19GV-50Transit8.213.3336.73600
10/21/19 - 10/22/19GV-51Transit5.318.6331.42300
10/22/19GV-52Transit725.6324.43100
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
11/25/19GV-74Ferry5.7237.5112.52500
11/26/19GV-75Ferry10.9248.4101.64700

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