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Highlights

Title Datesort ascending Description
Ocean Melting Greenland (OMG) 2016 4th quarter accomplishments
October 20, 2016
  • Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth probes (AXCTD)
  • AirGravity
COral Reef Airborne Laboratory
October 20, 2016
HAMSR during SHOUT 2016
September 9, 2016

The High-Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer is an airborne microwave sounder

  • 25 channels around 50, 118 and 183 GHz
  • Provides information about temperature, water vapor and rain
  • Cross scanning with a scan angle of + 60o
  • Successfully flown in several campaigns (HS3, SHOUT, CalWater)
  • PI: B. Lambrigtsen
HyTES Completes First Science Flights
June 14, 2013

Thermal Infrared (TIR) imaging spectrometer acquiring data between 7.5 mm and 12.0 mm

  • First NASA TIR instrument that provides high spatial and spectral resolution data with a wide image swath
  • Data will be used to determine the optimum band positions for the spaceborne Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) as well as provide antecedent data for science studies
  • First science data collected in corridor between Grand Junction, CO and Burbank, CA. Sites included geological and ecological targets as well as areas of gas emissions.
  • Funded and managed by NASA Earth Science
  • PI: Simon J. Hook (JPL)
Dragon Eye Deployment to Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica in Support of ASTER SO2 Data Product Validation
June 14, 2013
  • The RQ-14 Dragon Eye sUAVs were recently acquired by Ames from the U.S. Marine Corps via GSA to support this mission—good example of civilian repurposing of military hardware
  • Flights occurred from March 10-13, 2013
  • 5 science flights with SO2 sensor and 1 science flight with thermal camera (7-12µm band)
  • SO2 concentrations of ~6-20 ppm were detected throughout the day
  • Collected measurements in the volcano plume coincident with an ASTER overpass
  • Expanded flight envelope up to 12,500 ft ASL from 8,000 ft ASL published operational ceiling
  • Next deployment in 2014 will include the ARC SIERRA UAV carrying a mass spectrometer and other instruments + Dragon Eye
  • Funded by NASA Earth Surface & Interior Focus Area (John Labrecque) and the University of Costa Rica  (Prof. Jorge Andres Diaz, Co-I)
  • US Flight Team from JPL, ARC, WFF
  • Other participants/advisors
    - Applied Sciences University Düsseldorf (Germany)
    - RadMet LLC (Redwood City, CA)
    - Teledaq LLC (Santa Clarita, CA)
    - Aerovironment, Inc. (Monrovia, CA)
  • Principal Investigator: David C. Pieri (JPL)

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