15 March 2008
- Last but not least: Gudmunds pictures
again and also
pictures taken by Christian showing impressions from the Svalbard flight.
- The idea for tomorrow will be to perform observations in the weak polar low forming west of
- Falcon landed at 18:00 LT; in the debriefing the pilots, Andreas and Christian shortly
reported about the successful flights. Only the low-level flight from the ice towards the open
sea had to be aborted as thick cumuli caused icing on the aircraft. We discussed the possibility
to repeat such a flight tomorrow but coming from the sea side underneath the clouds.
- NOAA infrared and visible satellite imagery from 14:05 UTC.
- 13:48 LT: Call from Roland: they just landed in Longyearbyen. The flight was successfull,
ecen the low-level flight segment could be flown. Additionally, they passed the Kongsfjord
glacier three times in different altitudes - hope, this will get good data,
- Andreas is fully confident that this will a successful flight with good lidar data! Take-off in time at 10:00 LT
- Final flight planning at 7:30 LT. We haven't change much on the ideas we worked out
The final flight plan looks great and satisfies all participants.
Some people even said that the plan for the second flight is the crown of all ....