OIB - Gulfstream V - JSC 11/17/19 Science Report

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Mission Location: 
Adelie-Clarie Gap 01
Mission Summary: 

Mission: Adelie-Clarie Gap 01
Priority: Low
This mission is designed to fill gaps in bedrock topography along the Adelie and Clarie Coasts, on a 10 km grid. The gaps are between previous ICECAP surveys in the region.
A calm wind today in Hobart and a promising forecast for the Adelie and Clarie coasts let to this mission selection, our first low-priority mission of this campaign. An impressive headwind (at one point exceeding 80 kt) slowed our arrival slightly. The flight proceeded uneventfully under broken skies with occasional moderate turbulence. We completed the whole mission with 100% data collection and no issues reported. A ramp pass at 1,500 ft AGL was performed upon return to Hobart.
Attached images:

  1. Map of today’s mission (John Sonntag / NASA)
  2. Semi-capsized iceberg along Adelie Coast (Joe MacGregor / NASA)
  3. Sea ice floes forming a script along Adelie Coast (Joe MacGregor / NASA)

Semi-capsized iceberg along Adelie Coast

Sea ice floes forming a script along Adelie Coast

Related Flight Report: 

Gulfstream V - JSC 11/16/19 - 11/17/19

Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
9.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/16/19 21:57 Z Finish:11/17/19 07:48 Z
Flight Time:9.9 hours
Log Number:205003PI:Joseph MacGregor
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:4300 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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