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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


2018 Science Summaries

Science Summaries show a combination of the daily status of the different aircraft, photos relevant to the flights, first-looks of the imagery acquired, and graphics of the completed flight lines. These summaries are preliminary, but can provide information about the current status of the campaign.

Jul 23, 2018 – Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks Healy Delta Junction 40-mile Herd/Yukon Charlie Yukon Flats Fairbanks
  • Clouds prevented acquisition of Line B85 in Yukon Charlie area
  • Needed to descend to 10,000 ft to remove condensation from nadir port window
  • Line B86 repeat acquisition over Big Trail Lake (Fairbanks)
Jul 22, 2018 – Interior Alaska
  • Fairbanks CPRW Goldstream Valley BNZ LTER Fairbanks
  • Good flight
Jul 21, 2018 – Old Crow YT/Fairbanks Area
  • Fairbanks Old Crow Fairbanks Area - Fairbanks
  • Excellent flight
  • Lines B59, 60, 62, 86, 89, 90, and 92 with minimal cloud contamination.
  • Lines B61, 64, and 74 had some clouds