OIB concluded the 2018 DC8 Antarctic campaign today with a successful “Bellingshausen-Amundsen Divide IS-2” mission today. This was the 24th science mission of the deployment (equaling the previous record for DC8 missions flown during
The AFRC DC8 aircraft flew into clearing conditions over Thwaites Glacier allowing us to complete the “Thwaites 2002” land ice mission today. While we had some concern that portions of the survey site might be
Today OIB has selected land ice “Thwaites 2002” for a mission attempt. Yes, we were required to wear those neon yellow vests. No-one else was. Preflight briefing in the Ushuaia hangar PastedGraphic-1.pdf
OIB successfully completed the new “Long Line East -IS2” mission today. As predicted, a small section (~15 minutes flight time) of the northernmost section of the science data lines had haze/ low visibility conditions (which
OIB took advantage of good weather to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula (a difficult weather region this year) and completed the Thwaites-Getz 3 Beam IS-2 mission. This mission was modified to account for the
OIB once again flew into the good weather that persists east of the Antarctic Peninsula and successfully completed the land ice “Foundation Lakes IS2” mission today. A very smooth mission, clear skies and calm winds.
After carefully checking the weather models and satellite images, OIB selected the land ice “Foundation Lakes IS2” mission for our attempt today. For some wonderful images by Thomas Prior and story by Brian Clark Howard
OIB resumed science missions today following poor Antarctic weather yesterday. Once again, the western side of Antarctica had poor weather so we returned to the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which had better weather