A successful Getz 5 mission was completed under clear blue skies and calm winds today. All science instruments reported good data collection. The ATM T5 collected about one hour of high altitude data on both the inbound and outbound transits over sea ice, and ATM T6 collected wide scan elevation data over the entire low altitude science lines.
OIB will take a “hard down” rest day tomorrow; we’ll rest up, relax, and recharge. Antarctic weather forecast look good for early next week and we hope to begin another string of missions.
View of sea ice on the inbound high altitude leg
Deformed ice over the centerline of the Devicq Glacier
A rocky protrusion on the west end of the survey lines
A deep rift developing on the Devicq Glacier
A rift forming near the calving front of the Device Glacier/ Getz Ice Shelf.
Calving front of the Devicq Glacier/ Getz Ice Shelf
Icebergs breaking free from the Getz Ice Shelf
ATM T6 wide scan elevation plot of crevasses in the centerline of the Devicq Glacier. The crevasses are about 50 meters deep
ATM T6 wide scan elevation plot of crevasses further upstream on the Devicq Glacier. The crevasses are about 50 meters deep.
ATM T6 wide scan elevation plot of shallower crevasses on the Devicq Glacier. The crevasses are about 30 meters deep. The elliptical scan pattern of the ATM is evident in this zoomed-in image