2 March 2008
- Last but not least: Gudmund's view of day; as he wrote: it might be the last one for a
couple of days - we will miss it: Newsletter No 11
- Flight planning today was all about the polar lows which are expected and desired to occur
during the next days. It was even said that this is the event of the campaign although we
still have two weeks to go..... The
flight strategy will be a chasing of the lows for validation studies.
As usual for
hunters, a special atmosphere emerged where all northmen tried to outbid eachother in claiming
to most recent news from the virtual reality of the computer. Mel was designing flight paths
as in the old days. We tried to keep remining the shoot that we are flying remote-sensing
instruments primarily. This means, we like shooting from remote locations instead to face the
tiger eye-by-bye. Anyway, meanwhile the beautiful sunset was telling us that all this
effort is about is convection under weakly forced convection, at
least here in the next days. And
who really claims that he can predict such systems by just using deterministic tools???
- Today's opening was Stephan's talk about the 2micron wind lidar system onboard the
Falcon. After explaining the system, he could present recent results from the ongoing
- Our colleagues from the flight department changed the brakes and did a test flight. The
film team was invited to join a short trip around the island where they got an impression of
the inflight conditions and wunderful views of the snow-covered mountains.