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02/27/2017

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.

02/27/2017

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.

02/27/2017

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.

02/27/2017

The GLISTIN-A Ka-band radar completed a successful mission to the Big Island of Hawaii to study topography change of Kilauea volcano on Thursday, February 16. The mission consisted of 3 flights on February 11, 12, and 15 to produce a base map of most of the island, and to obtain repeat observations in the areas of active lava flows from the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano. The JSC G-III returned to Colorado on February 18 to continue its support of the SnowEx mission, a multi-year airborne snow campaign designed to collect multi-sensor aircraft data and ground truth measurements to enable algorithm development and inform the design of a future satellite mission. Two flights have been completed this week on February 20 and 21, in conjunction with the Airborne Snow Observatory (ASO).

02/16/2017

ASO performed its first successful surveys of the Grand Mesa and Senator Beck basins last week as part of the SnowEx campaign in Colorado. 

ASO flights over the Grand Mesa and Senator Beck basins

02/09/2017

The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) continues to collect data as part of the HyspIRI Airborne Campaign in Hawaii.  There have been four flights over the past week, both over the volcanos and coral reefs.   Flights continue this week, and there will be a media day on 8 Feb at Marine Corps Base Hawaii to give an overview of the campaign.  

02/09/2017

The L-band radar completed its first two flights of the new year aboard the JSC G-III aircraft.  Imaging of the Sacramento Delta levee area was performed on the first flight and the SnowEx study sites in Colorado on the second flight.  SnowEx is a multi-year airborne snow campaign designed to collect multi-sensor aircraft data and ground truth measurements to enable algorithm development and inform the design of a future satellite mission.  The three-week campaign began on February 6 and in all, 8 airborne instruments will acquire data over Grand Mesa and Senator Beck Basin, including JPL’s UAVSAR, GLISTIN-A, and ASO (Airborne Snow Observatory).

02/09/2017

Successful surveys in California were completed last week in the San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Rush Creek and Lakes Basins. Processing is well underway for each of those and data deliveries are beginning. 

02/02/2017

ASO started its first flights of the 2017 California snow season on January 28-30.  This campaign covers the San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Rush, Lakes, and Lee Vining basins in the Sierra Nevada.  These flights will provide insight to the recent record snowfall to several water operators in the state of California.

02/02/2017

The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) is currently with the NASA Armstrong ER-2 to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Oahu.   AVIRIS-C is collecting data for the HyspIRI Tropics Preparatory Airborne Campaign, and is collecting data over Volcanos and Coral Reefs.  The last week has been very successful, and there was a coordinated under-flight of ASTER on Terra for day and night flights on January 27 and 28 

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