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UAVSAR – Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The L-band radar aboard the JSC G-III has been conducting weekly SnowEx observations since January 15.  Each weekly observation consists of a 9-hour flight with a fuel stop in Idaho in order to visit 6 sites in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana respectively.  So far we have successfully executed 7 flights, missing only one week in mid-February when extreme freezing temperatures in Texas causing widespread power outage throughout the state, where UAVSAR is currently based.  We expect to conduct 2-3 more flights before we wrap up the SnowEx campaign.