OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/06/17 - 12/07/17 Science Report

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Aircraft: 
Other: Airtec BT-67
Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mission: 
OIB
Mission Location: 
Victoria B
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Victoria B

Priority: Low



This mission is designed to sample a pair of ICESat tracks stretching across Victoria Land from David Glacier to the northern coast, in the region between the Victoria A and Victoria C flights. It was previously flown during the 2013 P-3 campaign.

 
Weather observations for the Transantarctic Mountains south of McMurdo were worse than previously forecast, preventing a mission there today. Victoria B was the most viable of the remaining missions. We briefly overflew thick low clouds near David Glacier, as expected, but otherwise the mission proceeded with mostly sky-clear conditions across our survey and Victoria Land nunataks. Riegl experienced some condensation up on plateau but otherwise successful data collection, estimated at 90%, and MCoRDS reported no issues.
 
Attached images:
1. Map of today’s mission.
2. Steep cliff along the edge of the mountain ranges in Victoria Land (Joe MacGregor / NASA)
3. Ice-shelf promontory (Chris Larsen / UAF)
4. Coastal Victoria Land (Chris Larsen / UAF)
Images: 

Steep cliff along the edge of the mountain ranges in Victoria Land

Related Flight Report: 

Other: Airtec BT-67 12/06/17 - 12/07/17

Flight Number: 
OIB-Basler Science Flight #9
Payload Configuration: 
OIB Basler Antarctica 17
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
5.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:NZWDTo:NZWD
Start:12/06/17 19:10 Z Finish:12/07/17 01:04 Z
Flight Time:5.9 hours
Log Number:18M008PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Mission: Victoria B Priority: Low This mission is designed to sample a pair of ICESat tracks stretching across Victoria Land from David Glacier to the northern coast, in the region between the Victoria A and Victoria C flights. It was previously flown during the 2013 P-3 campaign. Weather observations for the Transantarctic Mountains south of McMurdo were worse than previously forecast, preventing a mission there today. Victoria B was the most viable of the remaining missions. We briefly overflew thick low clouds near David Glacier, as expected, but otherwise the mission proceeded with mostly sky-clear conditions across our survey and Victoria Land nunataks. Riegl experienced some condensation up on plateau but otherwise successful data collection, estimated at 90%, and MCoRDS reported no issues.
Flight Hour Summary: 
18M008
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS180
Total Used217
Total Remaining-37
18M008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
11/11/17 - 11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #1bTransit6.36.3173.7
11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit4.610.9169.1
11/12/17 - 11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit6.217.1162.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit724.1155.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit3.427.5152.5
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit734.5145.5
11/16/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit4.839.3140.7
11/17/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit7.646.9133.1
11/17/17 - 11/18/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit4.251.1128.9
11/21/17Ski test flightCheck1.852.9127.1
11/26/17 - 11/27/17OIB-Basler Test FlightCheck2.955.8124.2
11/27/17OIB-Basler Mx FlightMaintenance0.856.6123.4
11/27/17Chips Lt L/H engineCheck0.356.9123.1
11/28/17 - 11/29/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #1Science6.363.2116.8
11/30/17 - 12/01/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #2Science7.570.7109.3
12/01/17 - 12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #3Science878.7101.3
12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #4Science6.38595
12/02/17 - 12/03/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #5Science6.591.588.5
12/03/17 - 12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #6Science8.299.780.3
12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #7Science5.9105.674.4
12/04/17Ferguson training flight #1Pilot Proficiency0.3105.974.1
12/04/17 - 12/05/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #8Science4.5110.469.6
12/06/17 - 12/07/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #9Science5.9116.363.7
12/08/17MX test flight - oil pressure fluxMaintenance0.8117.162.9
12/13/17 - 12/14/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #10Science4.3121.458.6
12/14/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #11Science7.4128.851.2
12/14/17 - 12/15/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #12Science6.7135.544.5
12/15/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #13Science3.4138.941.1
12/15/17 - 12/16/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #14Science7.2146.133.9
12/16/17 - 12/17/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #15Science5.8151.928.1
12/17/17 - 12/18/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #16Science6157.922.1
12/26/17OIB-Basler Transit North 1Transit4.7162.617.4
12/26/17OIB-Basler Transit North 2Transit8170.69.4
12/27/17OIB-Basler Transit North 3Transit5.41764
12/28/17OIB-Basler Transit North 4Transit4.7180.7-0.7
12/28/17 - 12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 5Transit7.2187.9-7.9
12/28/17 - 12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 6Transit7.2195.1-15.1
12/29/17OIB-Basler Transit North 7Transit6.3201.4-21.4
12/30/17OIB-Basler Transit North 8Transit3.9205.3-25.3
12/30/17 - 12/31/17OIB-Basler Transit North 9Transit6.9212.2-32.2
12/31/17OIB-Basler Transit North 10Transit4.8217-37

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