P-3 Orion 04/25/13

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Flight Number: 
2013 Operation IceBridge Arctic #1515
Payload Configuration: 
2013 Operation IceBridge Arctic
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
7.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGTLTo:BGTL
Start:04/25/13 10:55 Z Finish:04/25/13 18:24 Z
Flight Time:7.5 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 - Thule science flight. No aircraft issues reported, successful 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 04/25/13 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

F25 Sea Ice - Canada Basin South

Accomplishments

  • Low-altitude survey (1,500 ft AGL) over sea ice in the Canada Basin.
  • ATM, snow and Ku-band radars, accumulation radar, and DMS were operated on the survey lines.
  • MCoRDS was operated over the Canadian ice caps.
  • Satellite Tracks: none.
  • Repeat Mission: none.

Science Data Report Summary

Instrument Operated Data Volume Instrument Issues/Comments
ATM yes 46 GB None.
DMS yes 95 GB None. Collected 11,335 frames
Snow Radar yes 326 GB None.
Ku-band Radar yes 326 GB None.
Accumulation Radar yes 157 GB None.
MCoRDS yes 254 GB None.
KT-19 yes 10 MB None.

Mission Report (Michael Studinger, Mission Scientist)

This is a new mission for 2013. It is designed to enhance the sampling in the large region between the North Basin Transect and the Beaufort-Chukchi Diamond that had been poorly sampled by IceBridge prior to 2012. This is a region of priority interest to the Canadian Space Agency. In addition to Level 1 Requirements SI1 and SI2, the mission addresses sea ice level 1 projected requirement SIP2 by extending the baseline observations into other regions of the Arctic Basin.
 
The weather along the entire line survey line was perfect. We also collected data from high altitude on the transit lines to and from the survey area over both the Canadian ice caps and sea ice.

Low-altitude data collection started at 12:18 UTC and ended at 16:08 UTC - 3.8 hours. We collected 1.5 hours of additional high-altitude data bringing up the total to 5.3 hours of data collection.

Images: 

Today's mission plan in yellow. Red line marks the Canada Basin North mission.