OIB ATM sitrep April 13, 2017 pm

The North Glaciers 02 mission requires clear weather conditions over much of North Greenland, and we sure hit the weather jackpot today! Except for a brief fog/low cloud section near Camp Century (and Thule a the end of the mission preventing a calibration ramp pass), clear blue skies were overhead today. All OIB instruments reported good data collection again today.
 
We’ll hope to get good weather again tomorrow to close out another great OIB week of research flights.
 
 
Today’s flight track
 

South Wall of Petermann Glacier
 
 
South Wall of Petermann Glacier
 
Icebergs in Petermann Fjord
 
 
Petermann Calving front
 
 
View descending Melville Glacier
ATM T6 wide scan lidar elevation data over an iceberg (ATM/Robbie Russell)
 
 
ATM T6 wide scan lidar elevation data over an iceberg -3 dimensional rendering (ATM/Robbie Russell)
 
 
 
 
Cross section of the same iceberg-about 35 meters sticking above the frozen water surface (ATM/Rob Russell)
 
 
 
 
 
Fly by photo of the Kee Bird B29 aircraft wreckage  (photo: Rob Russell)

 

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