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Gulfstream V - JSC 09/14/19

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
7.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:09/14/19 10:55 Z Finish:09/14/19 18:10 Z
Flight Time:7.2 hours
Log Number:195004PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:3100 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS120
Total Used83.8
Total Remaining36.2
195004 Flight Reports
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OIB Summer 2019 - Gulfstream V - JSC 09/14/19 Science Report

OIB Summer 2019
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Narrow Swath ATM


Snow Radar


OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Today was the last possible science mission for the Arctic summer 2019 campaign. Tomorrow the OIB team will transit from Thule Greenland to Houston Texas and begin de-installation of the instruments.
Mission: Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq
Priority: Medium
Again, due to the G-V’s range and speed, IceBridge was able to redesign a science mission that was originally only accessible from Kangerlussuaq to depart from Thule. Today’s final science mission of the summer 2019 Arctic campaign was a medium priority land ice mission focused on multiple southeast glaciers. Specifically, this mission surveys Helhiem, Kangerdlugssuaq, Fenris and several branches of Midgard glaciers. For the mission today we removed all Midgard-area glacier centerlines to allow time for transit from Thule. This mission was last flown in 2018 and not in Spring 2019.
 Weather forecasts this morning and satellite imagery again showed that the Arctic Ocean and sea ice missions were not an option due to low cold coverage. Another possible mission for today was Penny Ice Cap, however we would have to wait until 11am local to get satellite imagery for that region, and forecasts disagreed. If the imagery was not clear, then we would not be able to do any other missions today due to the delay. However, southeast Greenland had off shore winds, causing clear skies in the survey areas of our mission. This is exactly what we experienced along with some mild turbulence.
We saw a lot of melt conditions at Helhiem Glacier.
All instruments performed well today. We lost only ~70 nm of ATM laser data on the northern east-west crossing.
ICESat-2 RGT latencies (+/- indicates OIB surveyed after/before ICESat-2):
Data volumes collected during today’s mission, which consisted of 3.9 hours of data collection:
ATM:  60 Gb
CAMBOT: 123  Gb
FLIR:  8 Gb
Narrow Swath ATM:  86  Gb green
Narrow Swath ATM:  69 Gb IR
VNIR:  31 Gb
SWIR:  43 Gb
Snow Radar:  0.81 Tb