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OMG – Oceans Melting Greenland / Earth Ventures – 2

Thursday, September 6, 2018

OMG‘s Airborne eXpendable Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (AXCTD):  Last week OMG flew a total of 26 flight hours.  OMG deployed AXCTDs from Kulusuk and Constable Point finishing OMG’s Eastern Greenland AXCTD survey. 

OMG track map showing flights from Kulusuk, Constable Point and Thule Air Force Base.
On Thursday, 30 August, OMG departed Eastern Greenland and landed in Thule Air
Force Base, Western Greenland (Green track line). On Friday, 31 August, OMG flew
North of Thule and dropped 12 AXCTDs, including Ryder and Ostenfield Glaciers.
The sea ice recently pulled away from these Glaciers which is a very rare event (Red track line).

At this point, OMG has dropped 136 AXCTDs probes (green dots).
Next week OMG will start deploying AXCTDs on the west side of Greenland.

OMG’S GLISTIN-A Radar mission:  Last week, OMG’s GLISTIN-A radar team continues working on the final two OMG’s 2018 GLISTIN-A data lines.