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Gulfstream V - JSC 09/04/19

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
6.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:09/04/19 11:15 Z Finish:09/04/19 17:55 Z
Flight Time:6.7 hours
Log Number:195004PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:2900 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS120
Total Used83.8
Total Remaining36.2
195004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown

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Related Science Report: 

OIB Summer 2019 - Gulfstream V - JSC 09/04/19 Science Report

OIB Summer 2019
Mission Summary: 



Narrow Swath ATM


Snow Radar


OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Unfavorable conditions still linger for a sea ice mission due to a strong low pressure system located in the Arctic Ocean, however missions in Northeast Greenland look promising. 
Mission: ICESat-2 North 
Priority: High

This mission was designed to fly IS-2 ground tracks over a wind range of ice and melt regimes of ice. The east-west lines of this mission are also designed to capture as many ascending and descending IS-2 crossovers as possible. Also during this mission a flowline of Petermann Glacier is also flown, collecting data along the same line as OIB and ATM missions in the past. 
The weather today was exactly as predicted in forecast models (>4 days ahead!) as well as what was shown in the imagery. Clear skies, light winds, no turbulence were present throughout the mission; allowing 100% successful data collection, except for the intermittent outages with Headwall.
During the mission today, OIB on the NASA G-V flew in tandem with AVIRIS on the B200, while ICESat-2 passed directly overhead (zero latency). This occurred on the IS-2 RGT 1048 (center beam) where the IS-2 spacecraft passed directly overhead at 17:07:01 UTC with clear skies.  This RGT was situated over low-lying ice just south of Humboldt Glacier, with abundant evidence of melt, most of it partially refrozen, along the line. This allowed for excellent data collection of multiple surface types throughout different stages of melt.
IceSat-2 RGT latencies (+/- indicates OIB surveyed after/before IceSat-2)
            0316  -43 days
            0880  +11 days
            0057  -26 days
            0621  +28 days
            0301  -42 days
            1048  0
Data volumes collected during today’s mission, which consisted of 6.4 hours of data collection:
ATM: 99 Gb
CAMBOT: 208 Gb
FLIR: 13 Gb
Narrow Swath ATM: 135 Gb green
Narrow Swath ATM: 120 Gb IR
VNIR 36 Gb
SWIR 48 Gb
Snow Radar: 1.1 Tb