ASO began its February 1 acquisitions of snow-on data in the Tuolumne basin last week.
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The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) completed the HyspIRI Hawaii campaign on Friday, March 3.
The L-band radar aboard the Armstrong C-20A aircraft has completed 3 flights during the SnowEx ground campaign period in February. The last flight on Saturday, February 25 was flown jointly with GLISTIN-A Ka-band radar aboard the JSC G-III aircraft. Last week we also acquired data over the Sacramento Delta for delta levee monitoring and Santa Rosa as well as central San Andreas Fault area for earthquake fault monitoring.
On Thursday, March 2 the flight team successfully collected 7 lines over the Big Island (FL05). On Friday, March 3 the flight team flight team successfully collected 8 lines over Maui and Oahu (FL06). On Saturday, March 4 the flight team attempted to collect lines over Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and Big Island, but were unsuccessful due to rapidly changing cloud cover associated with the incoming front (FL07).
ASO completed a successful campaign with NASA’s SnowEx mission, flying a total of five sorties over the Senator Beck and Grand Mesa basins. The SnowEx mission also collected UAVSAR data and GLISTIN Ka-Band interferometry data nearly coincident with ASO data. This collection of airborne and ground measurements will be hugely beneficial for future spaceborne missions to understand the global water cycle and snowpack interaction.
The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) is in the final week of the HyspIRI Airborne Preparatory Campaign at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The campaign has collected a majority of the coral reef sites, and repeated coverage of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes.
The next generation Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-NG) had a second successful flight on the NASA ER-2 (809). Data was collected over Moffett Field and Jasper Ridge which are both long term validation sites for AVIRIS.
The CORAL science team has completed in-water operations in Kanehoe Bay, Oahu. They are now attending and presenting at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI.
On Wednesday, February 22, the aircraft team conducted flight FL03, collecting 7 lines over Kaneohe Bay and parts of the Big Island and Maui.
Coverage for the first three science flights conducted to date. Also, FlightAware tracks for FL03, flown on Wednesday, 2/22/17, are shown in the lower left corner.
The Classic AVIRIS (AVIRIS-C) is deployed to Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Oahu with other NASA ER-2. The campaign is the HyspIRI Airborne Preparatory Campaign for Volcanos and Coral Reefs. The campaign is scheduled to complete on March 3. The campaign started with 90 flight hours, and to date over 55 hours have been flown.
The CORAL science team has begun in-water operations in Kanehoe Bay, Oahu. The team is based at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) on Coconut Island. On Thursday, February 16 the first science flight was initiated and PRISM collected 10 science flight lines over coral reefs around Kauai, Ni’ihau, and Oahu. On Friday, February 17, the second science flight was initiated and PRISM collected 12 lines over parts of Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui, and Kaho’olawe.
Last week, both the PI and PM, continued overseeing the GLISTIN-A readiness for the upcoming OMG GLISTIN-A 2017 campaign, which will start on March 6.