P-3 Orion 04/15/13

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Flight Number: 
2013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1502
Payload Configuration: 
2013 Operation IceBridge Arctic
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
7.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:04/15/13 10:42 Z Finish:04/15/13 18:37 Z
Flight Time:7.9 hours
Log Number:13P001PI:Michael Studinger
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:2013 Operation IceBridge Greenland Deployment: No aircraft issues reported, nominal data collection
Flight Hour Summary: 
13P001
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS255
Total Used211.6
Total Remaining43.4
13P001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
03/14/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1447Check0.80.8254.2
03/14/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1449Check2.12.9252.1
03/15/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1448Check46.9248.1
03/18/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1450Transit7.914.8240.2
03/20/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1468Science6.321.1233.9
03/21/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1456Transit8.529.6225.4
03/22/13 - 03/23/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1474Science8.237.8217.2
03/23/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1470Science7.845.6209.4
03/24/13 - 03/25/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1469Science8.454201
03/26/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1475Transit8.662.6192.4
03/27/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1476Science7.970.5184.5
03/28/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1477Science3.373.8181.2
04/02/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1486Transit6.480.2174.8
04/04/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1484Science8.188.3166.7
04/05/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1489Science7.896.1158.9
04/06/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1487Science8104.1150.9
04/08/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1491Science7.5111.6143.4
04/09/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1493Science6.4118137
04/10/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1493Science6.6124.6130.4
04/11/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1495Science7.4132123
04/12/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1496Science6.2138.2116.8
04/15/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1502Science7.9146.1108.9
04/18/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1504Transit5.2151.3103.7
04/19/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1505Science7.4158.796.3
04/20/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1508Science6.8165.589.5
04/22/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1512Science7.8173.381.7
04/23/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1513Science7.718174
04/24/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1514Science818966
04/25/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1515Science7.5196.558.5
04/26/132013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1516Science7.1203.651.4
05/02/132013 Operation IceBridge ArcticTransit7.5211.143.9
05/02/132013 Operation IceBridge ArcticTransit0.5211.643.4

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - P-3 Orion 04/15/13 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

F18 East Central Grid 02

Accomplishments

  • Low-altitude survey (1,500 ft AGL) over the east central grid region.
  • ATM, snow and Ku-band radars, and DMS were operated on the survey lines.
  • Conducted pitch maneuvers over the fjord for snow and Ku-band radar time stamp verification.
  • Satellite Tracks: ICESat 0085, 0076, 1311, 0329, 0210, 0204.
  • Repeat Mission: none.
Instrument Operated Data Volume Instrument Issues/Comments
ATM yes 64 GB None.
DMS yes 111 GB None. Collected 17,112 frames on primary system.
Snow Radar yes 435 GB None.
Ku-band Radar yes 435 GB None.
Accumulation Radar yes 179 GB 10 minutes of data lost
MCoRDS yes 950 GB Collected noise data on last line.
KT-19 yes 10.5 MB None.

Mission Report (Michael Studinger, Mission Scientist)

This is a new mission, one of a series of three (the other two flown in 2012) intended to connect with and continue the east Greenland coast-parallel grid along ICESat lines to the south from the suite of Northeast Grid missions..

The weather over the area was perfect. Data collection started 11:03 UTC and ended at 18:05 UTC. We collected 7.2 hours of science data.

Images: 

Today's flight plan in yellow. The Geikie 02 and 04 missions from 2012 and 2013 respectively are shown in red.