17 March 2008
- Last words by Gudmund.
- We prepared the Falcon for the last take-off of this campaign at 13:05 LT and said
Good Bye to Roland, Stefan, Alex, Andreas, and Andreas.
- Some more NOAA infrared satellite imagery from today: 09:52 UTC and
15:56 UTC showing the final land fall of the polar low over the Norwegian Sea and the
generation of another one east of Norway of the Baltic Sea.
- We took off for the morning research flight at 08:15 LT. Our
droppinator Christian is supposed to release the remaing 13 sondes and
also some cloud holes promise to be present durig the flight for getting
lidar data. Here, in Andenes, and shortly after take-off, heavy snowfall
started again and we got concerned about the conditions when the Falcon
returns. Well, just in time, a quarter of an hour before landing, the
snowfall stopped and we had sufficient conditions for landing.
- NOAA infrared satellite imagery from 16 Mar 21:50 UTC and today
03:38 UTC showing the slow dissipation of the polar low along its way
across the Norwegian Sea.
- There is less snowfall this morning (06 LT) and the visibility is
sufficient. Jon Egill is still impressed and excited by the evolution
of the polar low. He cannot leave DIANA while we are start packing our
stuff to get home in time. We plan a take off at 08 LT.