OIB ATM sitrep April 14, 2017 pm

OIB completed the IceSat North mission today. There was a minor cloud/fog bank on the first flight line, otherwise another sunny “blue sky” day north of Thule with some minor turbulence bumps over the Petermann Glacier area. The easternmost line was shortened to allow the P3 to land at Thule within Friday airport hours. We overflew two ice bore research drill sites on the return to Thule.  All OIB remote sensing instruments performed well again today.
 
After another outstanding week of missions, OIB will not fly over the weekend, Saturday will be a light maintenance day for instruments and aircraft, and Sunday will be a “hard down” rest day.
 
 
Today’s flight track
 

South Wall Petermann Glacier and side glacier 
 
 
South Wall Petermann Glacier
 
 
 
Drainage Channels Petermann Glacier
 
 
ATM T6 wide scan lidar elevation plot over the drainage channel (Rob Russell)
 
 
3 D rendering of the ATM T6 wide scan lidar elevation plot over the drainage channel (Rob Russell)
 
 
Drainage Channel Petermann Glacier
 
 
Calving Front  Petermann Glacier
 
South Wall Petermann Glacier
 
 
The B29 “Kee Bird” wreckage overflow again today

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