The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) has completed the 2016 HyspIRI Western States Campaign.
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The Hawaii operational readiness test (ORT) campaign was completed last week. The campaign met or exceeded all success criteria, while under running the projected budget.
See https://coral.jpl.nasa.gov/alt_locator/ for all quick-look data. All data is at JPL and ORT runs will be added to the Data Portal as they are processed.
The LA Times reported on the condition of the Great Barrier Reef following the International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu: http://www.latimes.com/nation/ct-coral-reefs-plea-australia-20160625-story.html
AirGravity Science element: With reasonable weather last week, OMG’s AirGravity contractor (Sander or SGL) flew four science days last week. SGL flew for a total of 56 flight hours using two SGL research aircraft.
The Classic Airborne Visible and InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) has been flying the California HyspIRI Preparatory Airborne Campaign on the NASA ER-2 from Armstrong Flight Research Center. On June 16, there was a HyspIRI Prep flight with AVIRIS-C over the large Southern California Box. On June 17, there was another flight over the Santa Barbara Box that imaged the Sherpa Wildfire, and was coordinated with the DC-8 flying to KORUS-AQ atmospheric payload for the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP).
Three runs of the two Kaneohe Bay, Oahu flight lines were completed. Although the cloud cover was pretty bad for most of the line, the area where we had coincident in-situ measurements (optical concurrent, benthic and productivity within the past week), the clouds were largely absent.
Quick looks for all lines over Kaneohe Bay are now linked to the online flight logs at: http://prism.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi/flights.cgi?step=view_flightlog&flight_id=prm20160620t.
AirGravity Science element: With reasonable weather last week, OMG’s AirGravity contractor (Sander or SGL), flew four science days last week.
ASO delivered last week’s data products to the CA water managers who updated their late-season predicts using the ASO data. These data were extremely valuable as we are into the portion of the season where many of the snow sensors have melted out. This week’s Tuolumne survey just completed on June 14.
The Classic Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C) is flying on the NASA ER-2 from Armstrong Flight Research Center for the CA HyspIRI Airborne Campaign. June 9 was a successful flight over the Tahoe HyspIRI Box, which included the King Fire Scar area. Flights are scheduled through the end of the month.
An AVIRIS-C Image over Lake Tahoe. The pilot left the sensor on during the turn, which created this interesting image.
1. 2 NASA Earth Expeditions blogs
2. Associated Press
3. Huffington Post / WIRED
4. CORAL was featured in the “This Week@NASA” video (~1:45min mark).
5. NASA’s next exploration will stay on earth (Fox News)
6. How NASA plans to study underwater coral reefs from the sky (Christian Science Monitor)
7. NASA takes 23,000-foot view of the world’s coral reefs (CBS Miami)
8. NASA’s CORAL campaign will study reefs from 23,000 feet above (International Business Times)
AirGravity Science element: With reasonable weather last week, OMG’s AirGravity contractor (Sander or SGL) flew 4 science days last week.
SGL flew for a total of 65 flight hours using two research aircraft.