DC-8 11/22/14

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Flight Number: 
150129
Payload Configuration: 
Operation IceBridge 2014
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
10.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:11/22/14 12:56 Z Finish:11/22/14 23:42 Z
Flight Time:10.8 hours
Log Number:158003PI:Michael Studinger
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:OIB 2014 Science Flight #22 – English Coast 03 at 1,500 ft AGL Aircraft Status: Airworthy Sensor Status: All instruments operated. Significant Issues: None. Accomplishments: Takeoff at 125602Z Land 234229Z. After takeoff ,climb to transit altitude of FL330. Start descent at 1525Z. All data lines flown successfully and complete at 2035Z. Climb to FL400 for transit to Punta Arenas. Completed the mission with a 1300' AGL ramp overpass for sensor calibration. Planned events: Transit to Palmdale on Nov 24.
Flight Hour Summary: 
158003
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS300
Total Used292.1
Total Remaining7.9
158003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/06/14150101Science1.21.2298.8
10/07/14 - 10/08/14150102Science5.26.4293.6
10/08/14150103Science3.710.1289.9
10/13/14150104Transit10.420.5279.5
10/13/14150105Transit3.223.7276.3
10/16/14150106Science1134.7265.3
10/18/14 - 10/19/14150107Science11.946.6253.4
10/20/14150108Science11.758.3241.7
10/23/14150109Science11.870.1229.9
10/25/14150110Science11.481.5218.5
10/26/14 - 10/27/14150111Science11.993.4206.6
10/28/14150112Science11.5104.9195.1
10/29/14150113Science10.9115.8184.2
10/31/14150114Maintenance2.8118.6181.4
11/01/14150115Maintenance3121.6178.4
11/02/14150116Science10.9132.5167.5
11/03/14150117Science11.1143.6156.4
11/05/14150118Science11.4155145
11/06/14150119Science11.1166.1133.9
11/07/14150120Science10.9177123
11/08/14150121Science11.4188.4111.6
11/10/14150122Science11.2199.6100.4
11/11/14150123Science11.2210.889.2
11/13/14150124Science11.4222.277.8
11/14/14150125Science11.5233.766.3
11/15/14150126Science11.2244.955.1
11/16/14150127Science11.125644
11/21/14150128Science11.2267.232.8
11/22/14150129Science10.827822
11/24/14150130Transit2.9280.919.1
11/25/14 - 11/26/14150131Transit11.2292.17.9

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - DC-8 11/22/14 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

F22 English Coast 03

Accomplishments

  • Low-altitude survey (1,500 ft AGL) inland of the English Coast.
  • ATM, albedo, KT-19, snow, Ku-band, MCoRDS, gravimeter, and DMS were operated on the survey lines.
  • Ramp pass at Punta Arenas airport before landing at 1,300 ft AGL.
  • Satellite tracks: none.
  • Repeat Mission: grounding line portion in 2011.

 

Instrument Operated Data Volume Instrument Issues/Comments
ATM yes 45 GB None.
CAMBOT yes 72 GB None.
DMS yes 74 GB None.
Snow Radar yes 478 GB None.
Ku-band Radar yes 478 GB None.
MCoRDS yes 1.5 TB None.
KT-19 yes 10 MB None.
Albedo yes 3.5 GB None.
Albedo camera yes 464 MB None.
Gravimeter yes 1.8 GB None.

 

Mission Report (Michael Studinger, Mission Scientist)

Today's flight is a new mission plan, designed to collect dh/dt measurements in the area inland of the Stange Ice Shelf and western George VI Ice Shelf along a 20 km coast-parallel grid. This grid continues the English Coast 01/02 grid inland, and connects with the South Peninsula grid in the east.

LiDAR data collection started 11/22/2014 15:54 UTC and ended at 20:38 UTC. In total we collected 4.7 hours of LiDAR data. The weather in the survey area was almost perfect. We only lost less than 10 mins total on both ends of the survey grid due to low clouds as expected.

Images: 

Figure 1: Today's trajectory in yellow.