OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 11/14/19 Science Report

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Mission Location: 
Denman 01 Mopup
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Denman 01 Mopup
Priority: High
This mission is designed to survey the neighboring Denman and Scott Glaciers, specifically the region just upstream of their grounding lines, on a 10 km grid. The grid is designed to supplement earlier airborne measurements collected by the ICECAP project, specifically by interleaving halfway between their flight lines.
A consistent forecast for several days and a timely image from Casey meteorologists indicated strong outflow and relatively clear conditions for this first mopup mission. This mission is designed to fly the two upstream fluxgates that couldn’t be surveyed during the first attempt at Denman 01 due to range concerns. We encountered clear skies and light turbulence, but otherwise all instruments worked well and report 100% data collection of these remaining two lines. We performed a ramp pass at 2000 ft AGL on arrival at Hobart.
Toward the end of the survey, one of the four MCoRDS antenna elements appeared to malfunction, possibly due to a loose connection, but the bed was still detected in the real-time display throughout the survey. We will be investigating further and repairing as necessary.

Attached images:

  1. Map of today’s mission (John Sonntag / NASA)

  2. KML of today’s mission (John Sonntag / NASA)

  3. Lower Denman Glacier, as it empties into the Shackleton Ice Shelf (John Sonntag / NASA)

  4. Snow-filled crevasses, and windblown blue ice, just east of lower Scott Glacier (John Sonntag / NASA)


Lower Denman Glacier, as it empties into the Shackleton Ice Shelf

Snow-filled crevasses, and windblown blue ice, just east of lower Scott Glacier

Related Flight Report: 

Gulfstream V - JSC 11/13/19 - 11/14/19

Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
10.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/13/19 21:42 Z Finish:11/14/19 07:55 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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