OIB ATM sitrep 10/18/18 pm

Another very successful OIB day with the completion of the “Recovery-IS2” land ice mission. Once again, the DC8 encountered perfect weather in eastern Antarctica and all OIB instrumentation worked well with complete data collection over the entire science site.
 
Wikipedia-The Recovery Glacier (Coordinates: 81°10′S 28°00′W) is a glacier flowing west along the southern side of the Shackleton Range in Antarctica. First seen from the air and examined from the ground by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1957, it was so named because of the recovery of the expedition’s vehicles which repeatedly broke into bridged crevasses on this glacier during the early stages of the crossing of Antarctica. It is at least 100 km (60 mi) long and 64 km (40 mi) wide at its mouth.[1]
 
We’ll evaluate the weather tomorrow for another mission attempt.
 
Large view of today’s flight

Detail of the Recovery Glacier science lines. The crossing lines (southwest to northeast) are IceSat 2 tracks.
 
A view of the mountains south of Punta Arenas as we climbed to our transit altitude.
 
Recovery Glacier crevasses 
 
Shackleton Mountains bordering Recovery Glacier
 
Windswept ice and snow covered crevasses
 
Mountains bordering Recovery Glacier
 
Shackleton Mountains bordering Recovery Glacier
 
Shackleton Mountains bordering Recovery Glacier
 
Shackleton Mountains bordering Recovery Glacier
 
 
Sunset on the way to Punta Arenas

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