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CARVE concludes 2013 Alaska campaign

Thursday, November 7, 2013

On October 30, CARVE decided to conclude the very successful CARVE 2013 Alaska campaign. This year, CARVE 2013 completed 45 Alaskan flight days and 262 science flight hours. In addition, CARVE transferred ~ 1.4 Terabytes from the CARVE Fairbanks field computer to the JPL CARVE Grounds Data System (GDS) for processing.

Major CARVE Milestones completed during this campaign:

·      All 2012 CARVE data released to the public

·      CARVE’s PLRA Alaskan science flight threshold of 320 hours was exceeded on July 6 2013! Currently, CARVE’s combined total for 2012 and 2013 is 465 science flight hours. CARVE’s PLRA Baseline requirement is 500 science flight hours in 3 years.

On November 2, 2013 CARVE was featured on The Weather Channel’s Tipping Points series number 3 of 6, “The Permafrost of the High Arctic.”