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Gulfstream V - JSC 10/23/19 - 10/24/19

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
10.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:10/23/19 22:38 Z Finish:10/24/19 08:50 Z
Flight Time:10.2 hours
Log Number:205003PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:4400 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
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
10/21/19 - 10/22/19GV-51Transit5.318.6331.42300
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

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OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 10/24/19 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

Flight Report: 10/24/19
OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Similar conditions in the area of the science mission today, give us more viable options for another land ice flight in the vicinity tomorrow.
Mission: Adelie-Clarie Gap 02
Priority: Medium
Today was a ‘First of Lasts’ for Operation IceBridge as we embarked our first science mission of OIB’s last campaign, this particular campaign based out of Hobart Tasmania and focusing on sea and land ice in Eastern Antarctica.
The science mission flown today was the medium priority land ice mission Adelie-Clarie Gap 02. This mission was chosen based on ideal weather conditions in the area and that it was a good first mission to get the new GV crew acclimated to flying in Antarctica.
Weather conditions were just as expected due to katabatic outflow off of the ice sheet yielding clear skies in our survey area. Clouds were present to the east and the west, and this mission was perfectly placed in this area, giving us high confidence for a successful first mission of our last campaign. Smooth conditions were present for the flight except for some light turbulence on the centerline of Dibbler Glacier.
Part of this mission is to fly the center flowline of Dibble Glacier which is a large channel glacier that flows from the Antarctic continent out to the east side of Davis Bay. Since this glacier has a prominent ice tongue, bathymetry data collected via the gravimeter will be of importance in learning more about the stability of the glacier.
Thanks to the ‘hard yakka’ of the instrument teams all instruments performed well with 100% data collection. A first ramp pass of OIB’s last campaign was taken shortly after takeoff at 1500 feet AGL. A 3-minute data collection of MCoRDS deconvolution over a large coastal polynya on our northbound departure from the Antarctic coast.
ICESat-2 RGT latencies (+/- indicates OIB surveyed after/before ICESat-2):
Data volumes collected during today’s mission, which consisted of 3.1 hours of data collection:
ATM:   51 Gb
CAMBOT:  88 Gb
FLIR:  7 Gb
Narrow Swath ATM:  79 Gb green
Narrow Swath ATM: 73 Gb IR
VNIR: 27 Gb
SWIR: 39 Gb
Snow Radar:  627 Gb
MCoRDS: 312 Gb
Gravity: 4.5 Gb