1 March 2008
- Last but not least: Gudmund's view of world tonight: Newsletter No 10
- Accompanied by wunderful polar lights and by a green laser beam from
Alomar pointing to sky the Falcon returned at 20:45 LT. All instruments
worked well, Christian did his first mission as a dropsonde operator
very successful and even Stephan was quite happy but hungry.
- The Falcon took off (delayed by 50 min due to the missing tow bar
and waiting for fuel) at 12:50 LT heading north. Some pictural
impressions of our waiting in front of the hangar can be found under
Gallery . Different flight impressions are seen above, pictures
taken by Andreas F.
- Idar, Vanda and me filed the flight plans today;
because there was no convergence about the mapping of the low
southeast of Svalbard, we decided to go for two missions. The first mission will sample
the sensitive area predicted by the UKMO, see my short briefing material. On the eastern segment of
the flight we try to catch the decaying low in case it is still there
when we arrive. The second
mission is an overview flight about the conditions around Svalbard.
According to Idar, we do have an PV anomaly located above the islands
and it might be worth mapping the ambient conditions where polar lows
might form from.