ATM IceBridge Sitrep 05/06/2017

Today we flew our final baseline-priority mission, K-EGIG-Summit.  This mission is a compilation of a number of various objectives, each of which has high scientific importance.  The mission overflies two historical transects (K-transect and EGIG line), a few satellite lines (ICESat and ICESat-2), a core site, and a frequent snowmobile survey near Summit Station.  All in all, a very busy mission.  Unfortunately, it’s another one with not a whole lot of scenery.

 
Below is a picture of the forward camera (which summarizes most of the day), plus a photo of Jakobshavn fjord as we flew by at the end of the mission.
 
We have a down day tomorrow, and will resume flights next Monday.
 

 

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